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The Ritz London Book Of Afternoon Tea By Helen Simpson

The Ritz London Book Of Afternoon Tea
by Helen Simpson

Taking tea is one of the quintessentially English occasions, and who is a greater authority on the subject than the sumptuous Ritz London Hotel?
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The Ritz London Book Of Afternoon Tea Summary


The Ritz London Book Of Afternoon Tea: The Art and Pleasures of Taking Tea by Helen Simpson

Taking tea is one of the quintessentially English occasions, and who is a greater authority on the subject than the sumptuous Ritz London Hotel? This charming Edwardian-style book captures the essence of this traditional British pastime, and provides us with all the expertise on the ceremony as well as the recipes. Stories about the legendary afternoon teas at The Ritz and fascinating details about the history of tea drinking are complemented with passages from such diverse writers as Charles Dickens to Oscar Wilde. Over fifty recipes are included for different kinds of afternoon tea specialities, from delicate sandwiches, strawberry shortcake and rose petal jam, to crumpets and muffins for hearty teas in front of a roaring fire. The author gives an infallible guide to the many blends of tea and their suitability to particular occasions. Beautifully presented and delightfully illustrated, this book is the perfect gift for tea drinkers everywhere.

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"charming...It's quite right that everything should stop for tea." * Homes and Gardens *

About Helen Simpson


Helen Simpson's sixth short-story collection, Cockfosters, follows Four Bare Legs in a Bed (1990), Dear George (1995), Hey Yeah Right Get a Life (2000), Constitutional (2005) and In-Flight Entertainment (2010). A Bunch of Fives: Selected Stories (2012) includes five stories from each of her first five collections. She has received the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M.Forster Award. She lives in London.

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GOR001249704
The Ritz London Book Of Afternoon Tea: The Art and Pleasures of Taking Tea by Helen Simpson
Helen Simpson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2006-01-12
64
0091909945
9780091909949
N/A
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