Have you read The Making of a Marchioness (this Amazon affiliate link is for the free ebook) by Frances Hodgson Burnett? Yes, Frances Hodgson Burnett is the Frances Hodgson Burnett of The Secret Garden.
I love The Making of a Marchioness so much. I read it a few years ago and my Persephone edition sits proudly on my bookshelf.
At first glance, it appears to be a love story. But once you start reading, the plot darkens into a more realistic portrayal of the stark reality of women in late Victorian England.
Just when Miss Emily Fox-Seton, our lovely heroine, resigns herself to spinsterhood, she meets Lord Walderhurst who sweeps her off her feet and makes her his marchioness. So far so good.
But then, Lord Walderhurst has to travel abroad for work. Unbeknownst to him, he leaves his wife in the hands of a few nefarious people. I don’t want to give the plot away, but it’s really a must-read.
This brings me to the theme of our post. Which tea shall we pair it with?
How about Twinings Lady Grey? It’s a softer version of Earl Grey and it’s fitting for Emily, who is strong but gentle. What do you think?
Also, I created a Pinterest board for this pairing. xoxo, Jane
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