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Taking Tea in Bath

I've been having a little break - holidaying in England and visiting the south coast, Devon and Bath. I've lots of news and lovely pictures to share of some of the places I've been to, and I thought I'd start with Bath. First up is a fabulous new teashop I've discovered. Bea's Vintage Tea Rooms, 6-8 Saville Row, Bath BA1 2QP, has not been open long - I'd have visited earlier if not for my poor old hip, as it's quite a climb up to Saville Row, just by the Assembly Rooms.
From the second you walk through the door and the bell tinkles in response, you're transported back in time. A soundtrack of songs from the thirties and forties, tables adorned with embroidered linen, dressers full of china, fresh flowers and a cabinet full of cake all help to create the perfect ambience for taking tea. The friendly staff look as if they might just have stepped out of an art deco magazine themselves - waitresses dressed in black with white pinafores are cheerful…

Searching for Captain Wentworth - coming soon!

I'm getting very excited because Searching for Captain Wentworth, my new book is going to be ready in time for September. The cover is almost finished, and I hope it will be up on Amazon soon. Persuasion is my favourite of Jane Austen's novels for so many reasons - one of which being that you can visit the places where she set her fantastic book. Bath and Lyme are wonderful places to go, and you can still walk along streets that Jane mentioned like Bond Street, Milsom Street, Great Pulteney Street, Rivers Street, Gay Street and the Gravel Walk, or visit well-known landmarks such as the Assembly Rooms, and the Pump Rooms in Bath. In Lyme, you can still walk along the Cobb, though I wouldn't recommend jumping down any steps - the set known as 'Granny's Teeth are particularly treacherous! Jane doesn't name the 'principal street almost hurrying into the water', but you can still walk down Broad Street and visit all the lovely shops which take you down to t…