This was my second box from Book and a Brew and I’ve been waiting for it for it seems like much longer than a month! But it was worth the wait as this one was absolutely stunning. The picture doesn’t do this cover justice, in the light there are gold threads in the peacock’s feathers and the lack of dust jacket reminds me of a scrapbook that has been painted. As usual Book and a Brew have included an introduction to the book and tea:
A fugitive train loaded with the plunder of a doomed people. A dazzling jewelled pendant in the form of a stylized peacock. And three men – an American infantry captain in World War II, an Israeli-born dealer in art stolen by the Nazis, and a pioneering psychiatrist in fin-de-siecle Budapest – who find their carefully-wrought lives turned upside-down by three fierce women, each locked in a struggle against her own history and the history of our times. And at the centre of Love and Treasure, nested like a photograph hidden in a locket, a mystery: where does the worth of a people and its treasures truly lie? What is the value of a gift, when giver and recipient have been lost – of a love offering when the beloved is no more?
The tea was delicious, I definitely enjoy a stronger earl grey than the regular stuff (one of my biggest qualms about travelling across America was that the only tea option was earl grey) but this stuff was delicious. A very slight hint of liquorice. And it went with the tea so well.