I’ve gotten some great food gigs recently:
The Best of 2010 lists are starting to arrive and For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History is on them:
Editor’s Choice Pick for 2010 – Booklist
Best Business Book 2010, History and Biography – Strategy+Business Magazine
Top 5 Gift Books for Moms, 2o1o – Travel Savvy Mom
I’ve been doing some work online:
Mostly as a contributor to AOL Travel.
Read about the 10 under 10: Best Boutique Hotels Under 10 Rooms
Or the Best Bars with a View.
Or the Best Places to Unplug.
Missed my book release party? You can watch it on the new original series Girls Who like Boys Who Like Boys on Sundance Channel, debuting in December.
I’m hoping it will sell a lot of books. Have you bought FOR ALL THE TEA IN CHINA yet?
A new book about how tea forged historical relations between China, India and the West, says that industrial espionage in the 1800s shaped the world much the way it does today. – Fast Company
Sarah Rose on FOR ALL THE TEA IN CHINA begins at the 15 minute mark
“A wonderful combination of scholarship and storytelling” – Guy Raz, NPR host All Things Considered.
With her probing inquiry and engaging prose, Sarah Rose paints a fresh and vivid account of life in rural 19th-century China and Fortune’s fateful journey into it…if ever there was a book to read in the company of a nice cuppa, this is it.
The most fun and exciting new book I have read this year. Beijing Today
Rose has done well. – South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
This story is nothing less than remarkable. San Francisco Book Review
Sarah Rose’s history of how tea came to be cultivated outside China reads like an adventure yarn.…That he succeeded, lived to tell tale is nothing short of amazing, Rose does full justice in her appealing book. – Charlotte Post and Courier
The plot for Sarah Rose’s “For All the Tea in China” seems tailor-made for a Hollywood thriller…a story that should appeal to readers who want to be transported on a historic journey laced with suspense, science and adventure.
All hail the hero of tea: A Tempest in a Teapot — University of Chicago Magazine
FOR ALL THE TEA IN CHINA by Sarah Rose
Journalist Rose is a rarity, an author who skillfully narrates her own lush work, capturing every nuance perfectly. Library Journal, (starred review)
Sarah Rose steeps us in the story of Robert Fortune. National Geographic Traveler
Dream of going to the Pyramids? I did, for Budget Travel.
The BBC chose FOR ALL THE TEA IN CHINA as Book of the Week.
Listen to all 5 episodes, with Maureen Beattie reading.