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Tea Is So Intoxicating
Tea Is So Intoxicating

Tea Is So Intoxicating


British Library Women Writers


224 Pages, 5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9780712353625

Rights: US, CA, SAM & MX

British Library Publishing (Sep 2021)

Price: $16.95


“I shall turn this into a tea-house, with lunches if requested, and shall serve pleasant meals in the orchard,” announced David, “and with my penchant for cooking I ought to make a fortune.”
“Oh dear!” said Germayne.

David Tompkins thinks it is a splendid idea to open a tea garden at his Kentish cottage. His wife, Germayne, is not so sure. The local villagers are divided on the matter, and not necessarily supportive, particularly Mr. Perch at the Dolphin, who sees it as direct competition to Mrs. Perch’s own tea garden. It doesn’t bode well when the official opening coincides with a break in the beautiful weather. Things are further complicated by the arrival of the "cake cook" Mimi, a Viennese girl with a mysterious past, Germayne’s daughter Ducks, and finally her "rather stolid" ex-husband Digby. With rumor rife that the couple is – whisper it – not actually married, the lady of the manor, who has failed to realize that nowadays that title carries no real weight, makes it her mission to shut the enterprise down.

British Library Women Writers 1950#&39;s.

Part of a curated collection of forgotten works by early to mid-century women writers, the British Library Women Writers series highlights the best middlebrow fiction from the 1910s to the 1960s, offering escapism, popular appeal, and plenty of period detail to amuse, surprise, and inform.

Author Biography

Mary Essex (1892–1984) was one of several pen names for Ursula Bloom, one of the most popular and bestselling authors of the twentieth century. She was once recognized in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most published female author. She also worked as a Fleet Street journalist and magazine features editor, wrote radio and stage plays, and appeared on television and radio.