|Beautiful poster of the event from Troy Library|
In John Mullen's book, "What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved", Chapter 7 asks the question, "Why is weather important?" Although Mullan is directing this inquiry to the plot lines of Austen's novels, we saw applicability to the weather's importance with regards to a Jane Austen tea talk - specifically this past Sunday as Barb's TEA Shop presented "An Austen-tacious Tea" at the Troy Public Library. With single digit temperatures and a threat of another snowfall this weekend, we wondered how many would venture out for tea and Austen. I'm happy to report, the library room was full and, at the end of the presentation, our teapots were depleted!
|Almost ready to start as guests finish up in the tea line|
|Rachel serves guest Twining tea, Jane's favorite!|
Our thanks to all who attended as well as Cassandra S., Librarian at TPL, who invited us to present this fun event.