1 May 2014
Distinguished Leaves by Elizabeth Darcy Jones
I came across Elizabeth during a particularly refreshing exchange of banter on Twitter. Elizabeth is the House Poet for a wickedly enticing tearoom in Tisbury (Beatons Tearooms and Bookshop) – one look at the cakes and I was sold! – but we finally met at another venue, this time supporting the Purbeck Literary Festival at the Worth Matravers Tea & Supper Rooms.
What does all that have to do with my review? Everything! The setting, the scones, the performance of the poet – it was all perfectly brewed and I knew I had to read Elizabeth's collection.
We're all a tea, apparently. Elizabeth considers Earl Grey to be 'such a Nigel Havers of a tea' – but you need to read his foreword to discover if he agrees!
This is, as you might expect, a refreshingly uplifting collection of poems - whatever your choice of leaf, it's bound to appear. Mine? I'm never far from a mug of Camomile...a coward, weak and prone to sleeping...that's the tea, not me, I think.
Visit Elizabeth's website via this link – and see what else she has brewing!
And I nearly forgot – this is a lovely collection, I bought it for myself to enjoy but if you prefer tea for two, maybe you could buy it as a gift?!
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