The Story of Tea

Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking, and enjoying this beverage.The Story of Tea begins with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, where tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the vast tea gardens of India, and beyond. Offering an insider'­s view of all aspects of tea trade, the Heisses examine Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and show how subtle differences in territory and production contribute to the diversity of color, flavor, and quality in brewed tea. They profile more than thirty essential tea varietals, provide an in depth guide to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and...
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This chilling collection of cases delves into the villainous deeds that have taken place in Gloucester during its long history. Among those featured are a French sailor stabbed to death outside a Gloucester pub, a boy drowned in the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal, a warder accused of causing the death of an asylum inmate, a man murdered by his jealous wife, and a father killed by his teenage son. Illustrated with a wide range of archive material and modern photographs, Gloucester Murder & Crime is sure to fascinate both residents and visitors alike as these shocking events of the past are revealed for a new generation.
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Silent No More

Victim 1, at fourteen years of age, spoke up against Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State scandal, and now for the first time tells his story.Aaron Fisher was an eager and spirited eleven-year-old when legendary Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky recruited him into his Second Mile children's charity. Offering support at a critical time in Aaron's life, Sandusky gave him gifts and attention, winning the boy's trust even as he isolated him from his family and peers. Before long, Sandusky's attention escalated into sexual assault. When Aaron summoned the courage to speak up, he found himself ostracized and harassed by the very people who were supposed to protect him. The investigation set off by his coming forward would drag on for three years--and would launch the biggest scandal in the history of sports.In Silent No More, Aaron Fisher recounts his harrowing quest to bring Sandusky's crimes to light--from the intense feelings of guilt that kept him from speaking...
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Exit Wounds

Despite the best efforts of the newly created Murder Investigation Taskforce, a notorious serial killer continues to prowl the streets of Cardiff. Preying on young girls, he tears out his victim’s eyes, before raping and murdering them. After suffering months of his relentless bloodlust it becomes clear this killer will never stop. Unless someone stops him. The streets are awash with a new designer drug. Plug is more potent than ecstasy, more addictive than heroin and has already claimed too many lives. A detective who has felt the burn of its touch quickly becomes obsessed with tracking down the drug’s elusive source. But is his investigation fuelled by a desire for justice, or revenge? A former soldier, haunted by his past and struggling to adjust to life outside the service is caught up in escalating circumstances, leaving him trapped in the middle of an earth-shattering terrorist plot he can’t possibly hope to prevent...About the AuthorAaron Fisher first studied Multimedia at college then went onto complete a Bachelor of the Arts with honours in Film and Video at the International Film School of Wales. Having always been an avid writer in his spare time, Aaron wrote many of the scripts for the short films he made during his studies, including The Thief of Tomorrow, which was nominated for Best Fiction at the Ffresh Film Festival. Aaron then took a gap year out to work in the industry. It was during this time that he wrote Exit Wounds. Since then Aaron has also obtained a Master of the Arts, won the Stephen Leather "What happens next?" short story writing competition and is currently hard at work on the follow up to his first book, Blowback.
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