2001 "First published in Great Britain in 2001" stated on copyright page; The National Trust publishers, London; full of wonderful photos and illustrations (color and b/w) larger hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
There have been many books written about tea, but although many touch on the established facts of its social history, none draws together all the fascinating background and colorful details of the part played by tea in daily life.
In this book Jane Pettigrew will redress the balance, using the research that she has carried out over the years, and drawing on the incomparable resource of the National Trust's collections and archives. She will delve into many subject areas -- tea gowns, tea dances and social etiquette, for instance -- to satisfy an enthusiastic international audience, waiting, thirsty, for more knowledge.
-- The first comprehensive exploration of the social history of tea from the 17th century to the present day
-- The product of original research based on the incomparable resources of the National Trust's collections and archives
-- Written by a highly respected expert in the field of tea and coffee
-- A wide range of fascinating images