My first literary event of September was our local monthly book group with the interesting theme of each bringing a book from the year of our birth. We’re quite a mature group and the range was 1936 to 1955 with three sets of “twins” among us. My two picks were Dorothy Alice Bonavia-Hunt’s “Pemberley Shades”, first published in 1949 and the second Jane Austen sequel ever written and Eleanor Roosevelt’s autobiography “This I remember”. I was surprised to find the following quote, which I knew but unattributed, came from her. “A woman is like a tea-bag - you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Apparently the first tea bags were marketed in the early 1900s and a paper one patented (in the US) in 1930.
Susan Leona Fisher : an author's progress.