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Reviews + GIVEAWAY: Tea with Penelope Carlevato

2 Feb

 

Tea on the Titanic

Tea on the Titanic
100 Years Later

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Tea on the Titanic is a lovely book!  Interesting and informative, this book offers readers a look at the origin, history, and traditions of tea.  Penelope Carlevato’s extensive knowledge and experience with tea are evident, as is her passion.  She weaves personal experiences with those of history in a way that engages the reader.  There is a wealth of information that is presented and numerous menus and recipes are included.  I enjoyed reading Tea on the Titanic and look forward to hosting my own tea party!

 

 

First Class Etiquette

First Class Etiquette
From the Titanic to Now…Manners Matter

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First Class Etiquette is a charming little book!  Penelope Carlevato shares her knowledge of manners, etiquette, and tea in this simple guide for parents and children alike.  I enjoyed the history of the Titanic that was given at the beginning of the booklet, as well as the explanation of the passenger classes and their mealtimes.  I also enjoyed the tea table manners that were given.  They are accompanied by delightful illustrations drawn by Penelope’s granddaughter Amanda.  Tea party etiquette is also included, as well as a sample menu and recipes.  First Class Etiquette is a fun way to teach, as well as learn, tea time manners and etiquette!

 

Penelope Carlevato

Penelope Carlevato was born in England and moved to US as a little girl. She was raised in an English home on the plains of South Dakota. She has been involved with the tea industry for over three decades, from having her own retail tea business, writing and speaking about tea to women’s groups, tea, and historical organizations, and business events, and a tour leader for her annual “Taste of Britain” tea tours. A love of the Edwardian era and the traditions of that time period, was the motivation for both of her books. She is the grandmother of 11 and resides in Denver, CO.

 

GIVEAWAY!

Penelope has graciously offered to give away one print copy of Tea on the Titanic and one print copy of First Class EtiquetteTwo books ~ two winners!  Please leave a comment, including your email address, to be entered.  This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and ends Monday, February  9 at 11:59 p.m. CST. 

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