Pairing tea with books (The Making of a Marchioness)

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Via Persephone Books

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.

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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?

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Via Twinings Tea USA

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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Free ebook – Cold War: A History From Beginning to End

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I’m preparing a blog post on the books I use for my Cold War research and I’ll be teaching a course on this topic for my RWA chapter later this year. In the meantime, if you are interested in Cold War history, start with this free ebook, Cold War: A History From Beginning to End (US Kindle only). It’s a very short history and analysis of the Cold War and a quick read.

Enjoy and have a great new week.

xoxo, Jane

This post contains an Amazon affiliate link. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It doesn’t cost you anything extra to use the link. Thank you for reading my blog. xoxo, Jane