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After five years at Oxford, where she gained a M. Litt. degree for a thesis called Unreasonable Laughter in Restoration Comedy, Helen Simpson won the Vogue Talent Contest. The next five years have been spent working at Vogue, writing about travel, shops and food, as well as interviews and fictions.
This is the fourth time I've bought this book - it's great gift for tea lovers.
I wanted to find a book for her that was a great resource on the history of afternoon and high tea as well as providing some recipes to go along with the information.
I bought this book at the Ritz, when I had afternoon tea there, and have treasured it ever since.
The recipes are easy enough to execute and the brief history provided is informative and entertaining. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bookmuse
This is a pretty nice little book. It has over 50 recipes to make that 'perfect' cup of tea, but it also has all the other things as well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by boxwood100
Excellent book. Great recipes. Plenty of information. I have been asked to talk about the custom of English tea for a museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fizz
This is a great after-the-fact souvenir of a stay at the London Ritz....or can be a cute gift - this is a little book - but full of recipes, history, and illustrations!Published 6 months ago by Cookbook Collector
I think this book was intentionally shrunk, it should be more substantial. It includes a good variety of recipes and descriptions of teas. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Phoenix
This book was fun to read and learn from. I used a recipe or two out of it and found the food was very good.Published 11 months ago by J. Moore
I bought this book at the Ritz, when I had afternoon tea there, and have treasured it ever since. I saved the menu from that lovely day and keep it inside the book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Explorer's Mom
With sketches and recipes depicting the rare fare of an afternoon tea in London's Ritz, folk in the antipodes can emulate the luxury, tastefulness and pleasure of having afternoon... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Keira DVD reviews