A Cup of Tea: A Novel of 1917 Topics for Discussion

Amy Ephron
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This novel is based on a short story by a different author set in a different time. Why did Amy Ephron choose to set her version in World War I? In what ways does the war link in with the story?

Describe the differences and similarities in Rosemary and Eleanor's lives. How do their homes differ? How does their entertainment differ? In what ways are the two women alike? In what ways do their personalities differ?

What does the reader learn of Eleanor's past? Why does Amy Ephron keep Eleanor's past so vague? Does it enhance the story? How?

Why does Rosemary invite Eleanor for a cup of tea? Why does she ask Eleanor to leave? What price does Rosemary pay for her act of kindness?

What is Jane's responsibility in what ensues? How does Jane feel about her own actions?

Why does Philip...

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