At 21, Angie has returned to her hometown of Fremantle Australia, after a short stint in London. It's a novel about the joys of share-housing in your early twenties. It’s about love, saving a forest, starting your own rock band, and remembering that some boys are just not worth chasing.
Runner Up for the TAG Hungerford Award in 2000. A charming novel, suitable for young adults and adults alike. More
Cappuccino Diva is a musical tale set in Fremantle in the late 1990s. Runner Up for the prestigious TAG Hungerford Award in 2000, it is a charming novel, suitable for young adults, and adults alike.
At 21, Angie has returned to her hometown of Fremantle Australia, after a short stint in London. Deep in its skin she resettles, and with the creative thread of the town's artists and musicians, she hopes to sew herself a new suit of confidence. It's a novel about the joys of share-housing in your early twenties. It’s about love, saving a forest, starting your own rock band, and remembering that some boys are just not worth chasing.
Connecting the modern tale with the town's local history is a piano - travelling across the suburbs and the century to meet Angie when she finally finds what it is she believes is searching for.
A vivid portrait of everyone’s beloved Fremantle. A well-told story that promises much. The Sunday Times
Don't be fooled, that this is in any way a love story or even a light romance. Cappuccino Diva is a story of self discovery, of self belief and self absorption. As the novel unfolds, Angie grows in a manner which is both endearing and believable. This is also a book about a place - Fremantle. The port city, forever struggling to be more than a suburb of Perth, is an entity that those who have spent time there have to love. Author Samantha Tidy captures the elements of Fremantle with a precision which will make those who have lived there home sick. The houses, the cafes, the hotels and - most importantly - the people, fill the pages with the life that is Fremantle. Aussiereviews.com
Comes with a literary pedigree. The Australian
Endearing, partly because of the narrative voice and partly because of loving details of the Fremantle landscape. Sydney Morning Herald
First published to acclaim in 2003, the novel is studied for its multicultural and social history elements, in WA classrooms.Previously out of print, it is back by popular demand, in ebook format (and also available in hard copy).