Hello. If you are coming to my site because you have ‘liked’, shared, tweeted or retweeted my photo of Uxbridge’s newest cafe in the past day or so — or seen it in the various newspapers (e.g. Metro, The Mirror) and other websites where the photo has been posted — then I think you might also enjoy my London novel Foxy-T, which is published by Faber and Faber ;-)
Foxy-T is also set in a small shop — the E-Z Call, a fictional internet shop in Whitechapel, London, rather than a tea shop in Uxbridge. Author and critic Toby Litt described Foxy-T as his ‘favourite British novel from the past ten years’. Here’s what else he said:
Foxy T is mostly set in the E-Z Call shop on Cannon Street Road. It’s written in a style that I can only describe as 100% Pure London, meaning a mix of here, there and everywhere. It tells the story of Foxy-T and Ruji-Babes, two very streetwise girls who are not without their troubles. Although not a big book in terms of length, Foxy-T encapsulates an astonishing amount of now – and it does it funnily, honestly, sexily and tenderly. Toby Litt, Guardian
I’ve been amazed by the response to the photo that I tweeted of this little Uxbridge tea shop (maybe I will share some of the incredible stats here another time). I am delighted to know that I wasn’t the only one who did a double take. That is what makes me think that if you ‘liked’ The W*nky Teapot, then you’ll LOVE Foxy-T.