Oh, I do love a cup of tea.

October 19, 2006

So I just finished reading The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly.  While a light read, I found it fun and delightful.  Borrow this one from me if you know me, or buy it on Amazon if you don’t.  The book is set in Whitechapel, London during the height of the terror of Jack the Ripper. 

The main character is a hearty, phoenix-like woman named Fiona…she traverses the slums of London to the grandeur of New York, a real rags-to-riches triumph.  Great details regarding the making and packaging of tea, and I could easily envision the grime and poverty of Dickensian London.  Do sit with a cup of Darjeeling or your favorite black, and enjoy this read.

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