A Cup Of Tea

A Cup Of Tea

A Novel Of 1917

eBook - 2009
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Rosemary Fell was born into privilege. She has wealth, well-connected friends, and a handsome fiance, Philip Alsop. Finally she has everything she wants. It is then, in a moment of beneficence, that Rosemary invites Eleanor Smith, a penniless young woman she sees under a streetlamp in the rain, into her home for a cup of tea. While there, Rosemary sees Eleanor exchange an unmistakable look with Philip, and she sends Eleanor on her way. But she cannot undo this chance encounter, and it leads to a tempestuous and all-consuming love triangle -- until the tides of war throw all their lives off balance. Inspired by a classic Katherine Mansfield short story, A Cup of Tea engages with its vivid -- and often amusing -- cast of characters, wonderful period detail, brilliant evocation of the uncertain days of World War I, and delightfully spare and picturesque sense of story.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2009
ISBN: 9780061957581
0061957585
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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WVMLStaffPicks Nov 13, 2014

A penniless young girl finds her life forever changed when she accepts a cup of tea from a wealthy society lady. Inspired by a Katherine Mansfield short story, Ephron creates a darkly romantic novel set in the midst of World War I. If you enjoyed Sebastian Faulks this one will appeal.

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GingerKaren
Oct 22, 2013

Rosemary is feeling in a generous mood as she leaves a shop with her purchases when she bumps into a young woman who asks her for money for a meal. Deciding to do a charitable act, Rosemary invites the young woman, Eleanor home for tea. This choice sets in motion a change in Rosemary's life that she is unwilling to accept and because of her shallow nature, she may lose everything.

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LisaChamps
Dec 24, 2011

The story seems like it's missing something. I never did feel like I cared much about any of the characters.

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