Tea with Jane Austen

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Frances Lincoln, Apr 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 112 pages
28 Reviews
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. At the center of almost every social situation in her novels one finds tea. In Emma, does Miss Bates drink coffee? Of course not: 'No coffee, I thank you, for me-never take coffee.-A little tea if you please.' In Pride and Prejudice, what is one of the supreme honors Mr. Collins can envision Lady Catherine bestowing on Elizabeth Bennet and her friends? Why, drinking tea with her, naturally.
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.

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Review: Tea with Jane Austen

User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

Looks like a silly book, but actually I learned a lot. There was clearly a lot of research about the history and evolution of tea and it's role in Regency England. And of course Jane is in there, too! Read full review

Review: Tea with Jane Austen

User Review  - Elise - Goodreads

Obviously, I am interested in anything that has to do with Jane Austen. I happened to see this somewhere online and borrowed it from the library. I will say, this book is far more substantive than I ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

KIM WILSON is a writer, editor, and gardener who lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and is a longtime member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Her other title for Frances Lincoln is In the Garden with Jane Austen (9780711225947).

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