Tea with Jane Austen

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Frances Lincoln, Apr 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 112 pages
29 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  - Joshua Rigsby - Goodreads

A delightful little book. Granted, I'm probably not this author's target demographic, but I still enjoyed it. The author did well in discussing social situations where one would encounter tea in ... Read full review

Review: Tea with Jane Austen

User Review  - Tungstenmouse - Goodreads

I most enjoyed the historical aspect of this book. Very few of us think about the history of food and drink even though they are integral to each of us. This book not only brings in the history but also Jane Austen's works and recipes. 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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