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“I’ve made some coffee. You do drink coffee, don’t you?”
“No,” said Katri pleasantly. “I don’t drink coffee.”
Anna was taken aback, more astonished than hurt. Everyone drinks coffee if it’s offered. It’s only proper; you do it for the hostess’s sake. She said, “Tea, perhaps?”
“No thank you,” said Katri Kling.
—Tove Jansson, The True Deceiver, translated by Thomas Teal


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    “I’ve made some coffee. You do drink coffee, don’t you?”

    “No,” said Katri pleasantly. “I don’t drink coffee.”

    Anna was taken aback, more astonished than hurt. Everyone drinks coffee if it’s offered. It’s only proper; you do it for the hostess’s sake. She said, “Tea, perhaps?”

    “No thank you,” said Katri Kling.

    —Tove Jansson, The True Deceiver, translated by Thomas Teal

    (Chad Post of Three Percent recently picked The True Deceiver as one of the 20 Best Books in Translation You’ve Never Read.)

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

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