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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.
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 21 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 7 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 8 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 10 months ago by Keira DVD reviews
This book was one of several I bought at the same time. Nice recipes, but a little small in content.Published 13 months ago by Chilton
This is the fourth time I've bought this book - it's great gift for tea lovers. It will make you wish you lived in a more genteel time of quiet gatherings for tea and cakes.Published 14 months ago by P. King