Tea with Jane Austen Hardcover – 1 Dec 2004
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The ideal read for any fan of Austen's work, or the enduring British favourite - tea.(Period Living)
Darjeeling with Darcy or earl Grey with Emma?(Field)
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) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
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).--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Indeed, the passing of the day was marked by many during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries with the drinking of this beverage. Wilson broadens the scope of her work, however, beyond the scope of the novelist and her characters to show how the habit evolved across a broad swathe of society, and how the quality of tea that you drank, as well as the paraphernalia with which you drank it, was an indicator of your social standing.
Although we no longer tend to put such effort into our drinking of tea nowadays, with teabags being the standard order of the day for many, you do still find those who have aspirations to the ilk of Earl Grey and other more select teas, and tea is still one of the most commonly consumed hot liquids. Wilson caters for our needs in this respect, too, as she gives numerous recipes throughout the text of updated versions of, as well as the original recipes for, treats from the teatimes of Austen’s day.Read more ›
I am always fascinated by any kind of historical book that sheds light on the everyday lives of people of another era, especially when that is related to one of my favorite authors. I love to see how different people's lives were in the past, but also what similarities might exist. For instance, I was thrilled to find out that although centuries apart, Jane Austen and I, not only share a passion for a good cup of tea, but surprisingly she got her tea from Twinings just like I do today.
The book includes excerpts from novels by Austen and other authors of the time, excerpts from her letters, showing how important tea was to her, and a few period recipes. I think this is a wonderful book, but if you are interested in tea related recipes, as the recipes in this book are not that many, I also strongly recommend The Jane Austen Cookbook, which includes many excellent recipes for tea accompaniments from the Austen household.
She loved it - and apparently the recipies are also great!
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Bought, together with the following two items, as a birthday present for a literary fanatic friend who has enjoyed the vintage experiencePublished on 13 April 2013 by sally coston
I've bought this as a Christmas present for my wife, and I know she's going to love it. Nice presentation, photos, snippets of jane Austen - what's not to like?Published on 15 Dec. 2012 by Dr. D. Brand
I really loved this wonderful book . Very useful for all Jane Austen's fans , and many interesting informations about the Regency area in England . Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2012 by P. Babin
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