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Tea with Jane Austen
by Kim Wilson
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 097212179X, Hardcover)
"You must drink tea with us tonight." —Sense & Sensibility
Who would not want to sit down with Jane Austen and join her in a cup of tea? Here for the first time is a book that shares the secrets of one of her favorite rituals. Tea figures prominently in Jane Austen's life and work. In fact, the beloved novelist was the keeper and maker of tea in her family. Tea with Jane Austen begins with tea drinking in the morning and ends with tea in the evening, at balls and other gatherings.
Each chapter includes a description of how tea was taken at a particular place or time of day, along with history, recipes, excerpts from Austen's novels and letters and illustrations from the time. The book also reveals how to make a perfect cup of tea!
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:06 -0400)
While to us tea is an everyday commodity, in Austen's time it was relatively expensive, and to be able to offer it to visitors implied some degree of social status. This book examines the social customs of the time, and includes recipes.
An edition of this book was published by Frances Lincoln Publishers.
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