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The day before, when he handed his British passport to the clerk, he had been asked if he wished to be awakened in the ‘English manner’ with a cup of tea. He had replied that he did not wish to be awakened at all but would like a half-bottle of Veuve Clicquot placed beside his bed each morning. Now, getting his eyes open, he saw the bucket and was thankful for it.
—Olivia Manning, Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy

High tea and Olivia Manning at the Empress Hotel  (a name that might have come straight out of Manning’s novel) in Victoria, B.C.
Do you have a picture of one of our books with coffee or tea (hot or iced)? Send them to this address and we’ll post them here (making you an honorary member of the Classics and Coffee Club).

    The day before, when he handed his British passport to the clerk, he had been asked if he wished to be awakened in the ‘English manner’ with a cup of tea. He had replied that he did not wish to be awakened at all but would like a half-bottle of Veuve Clicquot placed beside his bed each morning. Now, getting his eyes open, he saw the bucket and was thankful for it.

    —Olivia Manning, Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy

    High tea and Olivia Manning at the Empress Hotel  (a name that might have come straight out of Manning’s novel) in Victoria, B.C.

    Do you have a picture of one of our books with coffee or tea (hot or iced)? Send them to this address and we’ll post them here (making you an honorary member of the Classics and Coffee Club).

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    A favourite book. With tea. Although I don’t strictly like tea. It’s namby pamby. Recently re-watched the TV series of...
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