Category Archives: Around the Tea-Table

Because the best accompaniment to a good book is a fragrant cup of tea…

Remembering Will

Yesterday, the Globe Theatre in London asked its Twitter followers which words from Shakespeare had always stuck with them and which quotes inspired them. It’s the sort of question that lights a gleam in my eye – a speculative, ruminative, … Continue reading

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Here We Go A-Bloomsburying

My dearest friend recently moved to Paris. To the heart of the Marais neighbourhood, no less, where, across a cobblestoned courtyard and up six flights of steep, winding stairs, he occupies a charming, light-filled flat, all honey-coloured wood floors and … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers

     The last thing I felt like doing today was going out to teach. Apart from the fact that my pupil is a spoilt, sullen fourteen-year-old boy who practises insolence far more than he ever does his English conjugations, the … Continue reading

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The Happy Land of Tea and Books

     “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C. S. Lewis      In December, I promised you all a post on tea and books. I had just come across Birgit’s … Continue reading

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