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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; New Ed edition (1 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751537659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751537659
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.7 x 18.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love this book (Nigel Slater)

NICE CUP OF TEA AND A SIT DOWN is not just meant to make you laugh. It is, in its own way, a crusading work of genius ... an invaluable reference book, perhaps, to be parked on the shelf next to Delia Smith, ready to resolve any tea or biscuit-related argu (DAILY TELEGRAPH)

One of the funniest recent books-of-the-website ... wistful, obsessive, wildly-over enthusiastic about mundane details (TIME OUT)

With sections on teapot testing, teabag technology and the art of choosing a mug, this is a great read. (OK MAGAZINE)

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A very funny, affectionate look at the great British biscuits of our time, and how they complement the Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down that we all enjoy from time to time.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hil on 12 Jan 2010
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This is very very silly and great fun - perfect to dip into and cheer yourself up (much like an actual nice cup of tea and a biscuit in fact). Nicey writes in an easy style of innocent classic British humour with a good dollop of nostalgia - especially strikes a chord for us baby boomers who remember brightly coloured Playbox biscuits (there never were enough pink ones!) My sister complained because I left the book on the bedside table in my guest bedroom and she was up half the night reading and giggling.....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wendy on 1 Nov 2009
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Hilarious but heartfelt book detailing the importance and varitey of tea and biscits.
Some that you've forgotten, from the distant days of your youth and some of the ever present staff-of-life favourites. It's a slick and funny read with some lovely moments of glowing nostalgia. A really great little gift for a friend or work collegue but, like me, you'll probably find you have to read it yourself before giving it to them.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Laura Nixon on 22 April 2007
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If you like a good cup of tea with some biscuits, this is definately the book to read with it! It's a humourous book all about the leisurely art of having a cup of tea and describes some great biscuits in detail. You'll love this if you're a fan of the website of the same name and also if you enjoy knowing random things like how many Penguins are made each day. It's an enjoyable read and worth a look.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Trickett on 14 Mar 2010
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This was purchased as a present for my wife, who needs no excuse for a brew and to contemplate life as we know it. Therefore a book that describes the intimacies of tea drinking, and its companions of cake and biscuits, was spot on. OK the tone of the book may be old fashioned and a little bit 'middle England' but its amusing, easy to read tone is perfect for a relaxing browse. Enjoy tea and the book and don't take life so seriously.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Durston TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Aug 2007
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What a lovely little book, the perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of tea! Find out what your work cup says about you; whether Wagon Wheels are smaller than they used to be; why fig rolls have a 'sense of mystery' and why shortbread is a biscuit with delusions of grandeur!

I particularly enjoyed Nicey's thought about the pink wafer and fully concur that it is the biscuit equivalent of 'The Singing Detective'. The only glaring omission, for me, was the toasted teacake.

A great 'gift book' that you can dip in and out of. Funny and engaging.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Raymond A. Hook on 4 Sep 2013
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I love this book. The first part involving tea, is interesting enough. But the real stars are in the biscuit department, lovely to dunk in and out of. I borrowed it from the library and enjoyed it so much I've just ordered myself a copy.I never re-read books but this one is such a spirit lifter, I can't resist it.
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i found nicey's website some time ago and always found it an entertaining and informative read. the site has developed of course to include a lot more biscuits than are covered in the book.
anyone who is interested in commercial biscuits and has wondered what has happened to abbey crunch and those big ones that looked like the buttons on my mums coat (no idea what they were called) would like this book.
since reading the book i must say i've looked more closely at any biscuits ive had especially the custard creams and the cows on the malted milk.
highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Morris on 13 Nov 2009
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This book is fantastic if you love biscuits!!! The only thing missing is an index!
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