For us, every day is an excuse to celebrate tea. Whether you’re a straight-laced English Breakfast type, or a chilled out chai-fancier, we’ve got a book recommendation for you to enjoy alongside that steaming cup of goodness. Track down your favourite brew, find an excellent read too!
Join the best-loved female sleuth, Miss Marple, for a traditional British cuppa and a ripping mystery.
It’s seven in the morning. The Bantrys wake to find the body of a young woman in their library.
She is wearing evening dress and heavy make-up, which is now smeared across her cheeks. But who is she? How did she get there? And what is the connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are later discovered in an abandoned quarry?
The respectable Bantrys invite Miss Marple to solve the mystery… before tongues start to wag.
Traditional yet complex, refreshing, satisfying… hang on, were we describing the tea or this fascinating biography?
Julia Baird’s literary portrait is the extraordinary story of the world’s most influential, intriguing and surprising ruler, Queen Victoria.
‘This exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch. Right out of the gate, the book thrums with authority as Baird builds her portrayal of Victoria. Overturning stereotypes, she rips this queen down to the studs and creates her anew.’ — The New York Times
The perfect bedtime companions – the tea won’t keep you awake but the book will!
All the Light We Cannot See is a beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. In this award-winning novel, the stories of Marie-Laure and Werner illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.
The perfect health elixir, a timely memoir to improve your mind and a brew that has more health benefits than you can count – hello antioxidants!
A deeply moving memoir with its share of humour and vividly colourful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.
The dark and highly imaginative plot of Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight builds alongside, and offsets each sip of your perfectly brewed and delicately flavoured cup of white tea.
From New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff, comes a dangerous new fantasy world and a heroine edged in darkness. Destined to destroy empires, Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day she lost everything.
Just like a steaming cup of Chai, The Fifth Letter lures you into a warm, familiar and spicy story you won’t put down until the last drop!
How do you know if your friends actually like you?
The Fifth Letter examines the bonds of women’s friendship groups, and the loyalty and honesty they demand, along with letting go of relationships that once seemed essential but are now outgrown.
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Posted on April 20, 2017 by Andrea Johnson
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