Malloy & Shire Book Shop to Host Jane Austen Tea

Take a step back in time on Sunday, December 14, from 2-4 p.m., when the Shire Book Shop, along with Mary Malloy, will host a tea in honor of author Jane Austen’s birthday. The event will take place at the shop, located at 305 Union Street, Franklin. Author Mary Malloy will co-host the event with the Shire. She is supplying her antique linens, will be making tea sandwiches, and will read from her book(s) as well as from works by Jane Austen. Fittingly, Austen’s birthday tea celebration coincides with the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, and since Austen was born on Beethoven’s fifth birthday, music by the composer will be played at the event. The teas will be from the Upton Tea Company in Holliston, We will have three varieties and guests may create their own brew in a loose bag, which we will provide. The event will also include pastries made from 19th century recipes, English cheeses (including Stilton), nuts and fruits. Guest are asked to RSVP to the free event by contacting Malloy at [email protected]
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm