A fascinating insight into the world of tea and biscuits. I can confirm that the Maria biscuit (as sold in the Canary Islands) is indeed similar to a small and slightly elaborate Rich Tea and yet somehow tastes a little better (or maybe the 35 degree heat in Fuerteventura makes a difference).
Nothing much to add to all the previous reviews, only to say I bought it for my sister but kept it for myself. A very funny, witty book, which I will continue to read and reread. Yes I did laugh out loud quite a few times. Read it for yourself, with a very large mug of tea.
I first read this book 6 years ago. Loved it! Made the mistake of lending it to someone who obviously loved it more than me and did not return it. How happy I was to find another copy in mint condition and at a very reasonable price. Well done.
All human life is here, and especially British life (owing to our penchant for proper tea). The importance and art of tea and biscuits has been thoroughly researched and whilst extremely informative, this is a book of great wit. Should be on the national curriculum. Think I'll have a brew.....