Praise for Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson
“Perfect for Austen-reading book clubs.”
“Tea, social history, and English author Jane Austen—Kim Wilson’s delicious little
book will instruct and amuse fans of any or all three. . . . Highly recommended.”
—Tea: A Magazine
“In this delightful book Kim Wilson . . . has assembled a collection of anecdotes,
quotations, verses and recipes, charmingly illustrated.” —Jane Austen’s Regency World
This gorgeous book reflects on Jane Austen's interest in kitchen and flower gardening which is documented in her letters and in her novels. With gorgeous photographs the author gives instruction on how to create your own Georgian or Regency garden and is full of fascinating nuggets of information about early cottage and rectory gardens and the plants used in them.
(RHS Ireland Journal
A book to delight garden lovers and fans of Jane Austen alike.
This lovely A5 size book invites you to take a peak at the types of gardens and plantings that were her inspiration.
A charming book, full of interesting snippets and comment, expounding on the references to gardens in the Austen novels, and discussing the sort of outdoor scenes Jane would have known… A pretty book which would make a delightful gift.
(House & Garden
This book is only 114 pages long, but Kim Wilson has been skilled in her selection of gardens and it would be valuable to a garden historian, a lover of Jane Austen and anyone who likes a lovely book.
(Hampshire Gardens Trust magazine
Ms Wilson has had great fun with her own tour, performing the stations of sensibility wherever Jane Austen or her characters, according to film producers' choice, chanced to turn their eye; she even gives telephone numbers so that we too may follow suit. The excellent photographs will certainly encourage.
(Jane Austen Society Newsletter
A thoroughly comprehensive and diverting book.
(Limited Edition, South Worcestershire & Cotswolds
Both books are beautifully produced and make an attractive pair for lovers of Jane Austen, filling in all-important background details to the novels.
(Good Book Guide
About the Author
KIM WILSON is a writer, editor, and gardener who lives in Wisconsin and is a longtime member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She is the author of Tea with Jane Austen, described by Booklist as 'perfect for Austen-reading book clubs' and In the Garden with Jane Austen, described by House and Garden as 'a charming book, full of interesting snippets and comment'.
CELIA SIMPSON is Head Gardener at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire.