A Cup of Tea: A Novel of 1917 by Amy Ephron

By Amy Ephron

Rosemary Fell used to be born into privilege. She has wealth, well–connected acquaintances, and a good-looking fiance, Philip Alsop. eventually she has every thing she wants.

It is then, in a second of beneficence, that Rosemary invitations Eleanor Smith, a penniless younger girl she sees lower than a streetlamp within the rain, into her domestic for a cup of tea. whereas there, Rosemary sees Eleanor trade an unmistakable glance with Philip, and he or she sends Eleanor on her manner. yet she can't undo this opportunity stumble upon, and it results in a tempestuous and all–consuming love triangle –– till the tides of battle throw all their lives off balance.

Inspired via a vintage Katherine Mansfield brief tale, A Cup of Tea engages with its shiny –– and sometimes fun –– solid of characters, exceptional interval element, terrific evocation of the doubtful days of worldwide warfare I, and delightfully spare and picturesque feel of story.

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Eleanor snatched it up. “Try it, Mrs. Mayhew,” Eleanor suggested almost timidly. “Oh dear, no,” said Mrs. Mayhew. ” And without losing a beat, she turned back to Hilary again and continued chatting. “Not that I think he should care what color the curtains are, but when I redo the entire bedroom, at least he could notice. ” Mrs. Mayhew turned to her daughter. ” Mrs. Mayhew stood, obviously done with the shop and ready to move on. Eleanor panicked. They were suddenly a test of whether she could do this.

Not like Rosemary’s usual friends who were done up to appear exactly what they were. He looked at Rosemary questioningly. “Philip, this is my friend Miss Smith. Eleanor Smith. We were just having tea. Would you like a cup, Philip? ” Philip shook his head, “No, I—” Jane Howard interrupted. “I’ll help myself as always,” she said as she filled a plate with tea sandwiches and poured herself a cup of tea. Philip had trouble taking his eyes off Eleanor even though he was speaking to Rosemary. ” Rosemary laughed up at him.

I’ve put some money in the pocket. No, don’t say a word. ” Eleanor Smith just stared at her. She sat with the angled posture of a ballerina, slightly bemused, her head slightly tilted to one side, her hair falling perfectly around her face. She was not surprised that this had happened. She had almost a faint smile. She knew why she was being asked to leave. ” asked Rosemary, wishing the girl would say anything and not just stare at her like that. When she did answer, her voice was soft, extraordinarily composed and self-assured.

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