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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tea Book of the Week: A Cup of Christmas Tea

(Available for purchase here)

I first read this book many, many years ago and it has become a very special, private ritual to reread it every holiday season. (I can't believe it's been in print for over 25 years now!)

A Cup of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg is the story - a poem, in a beautiful cadence - of a young man’s reluctant visit to his elderly aunt at Christmas, and the unexpected joy it brings. It's a touching story that never fails to warm my heart.

(Available for purchase here)

A Memory of Christmas Tea, a story about how the distractions of a busy holiday season are swept away by the memory of a frail, but strong great aunt and her legacy of love, is the sequel.


ljrags said...

Love this book too :)

Mary Jane said...

Hi Denise,

I found "A Cup of Christmas Tea" at a church rummage sale two weeks ago and have enjoyed the wonderful prose. It reminded me of the times I spent with my Aunt Emma who I spoke of on our London Trip.

What a great find and the illustrations are very sweet as well.
Mary Jane

Steph said...

I love it, too. I pull it out every Christmas season.

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

I think Tom Hegg got the cadence just right in this poem. It reminds me of my Great Aunt Val who lived in Chicago. She never had any children of her own but ALL of us were her children. Tipping my cup to Aunt Val, Aunt Emma, and all the other lovely and wonderful women in our families...

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