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Aristotle at Afternoon Tea participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. This means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. That helps support my writing in a small way, so thank you. Happy reading!

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April 25, 2019

‘It happened in April, and took place on a day

So mild you’d say love purposely made it that way.’

- Victor Hugo, The Party at Therese’s

Photo by Rafael Kellermann Streit on Unsplash

A walking, hand-holding, kissing cliché. That is what we were; just two more lo...

February 28, 2019

She would move nine times in ten years, and every time, in a London black cab. She used to say that she did not need to own more than one cab ride could fit.

Photo by Arvydas Venckus on Unsplash

There were of course, her books. Only those she owned, though: two...

February 21, 2019

One Thursday morning, a third grade teacher walked into her classroom and asked the blue eyed children to stand on one side, and on the other, the brown eyed.

Norman Rockwell - The Problem We All Live With, 1963

Every blue eyed child was asked to wear a green paper armba...

January 24, 2019

‘I promised him champagne, Alyosha, on top of everything else, if he brought you to me. Let’s have champagne, I’ll drink, too!’

- Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Photo by Francois Pistorius on Unsplash

It was 2003 and they were both young and poor and...

January 10, 2019

Something incredible happened on the night of January 6. Thousands of years ago, three kings arrived on horse – or camel - back to a little town called Bethlehem, carrying gold, myrrh, and frankincense. They had left their kingdoms to cross a desert and give these pres...

December 27, 2018

This was not part of the programme we were handed as children. Bedtime stories did not cover life; just enchantments, heroism, love triumphant. We made our plans accordingly. Those, since, have been often altered, the only constants being change and time itself. And th...

December 13, 2018

I saw a man pursuing the horizon;

Round and round they sped.

I was disturbed at this;  

I accosted the man.

“It is futile,” I said,

“You can never —”

“You lie,” he cried,  

And ran on.

- Stephen Crane, I Saw a Man Pursuing the Horizon

The lights are up again, as are t...

November 22, 2018

‘At some point in life, the world's beauty becomes enough.’

-Toni Morrison

Photo by Jordan Arnold on Unsplash

Thank you for having us.

Thank you for coming! That bag looks heavy. Allow me.

A grateful sigh as the weight is lifted.

Come on in! You must be cold!

A litt...

November 8, 2018

The rain to the wind said,

'You push and I'll pelt.'

They so smote the garden bed

That the flowers actually knelt,

And lay lodged - though not dead.

I know how the flowers felt.

- Robert Frost, Lodged

The South Indian state of Kerala is known for its lush greenery, pristine b...

October 11, 2018

'There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life.'

- Karl Popper

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Someone is playing the Beautiful Blue Danube in Vienna’s Saint Stephen’s square. Even at midnight, it is overrun w...

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