A slow and mellifluous book

  • Book: The Tea Lords
  • Location: Java
  • Author: Hella S Haasse



This book moves along slowly and follows the path of Rudolf as he moves to Java to work on the tea/coffe plantations – and his hope to be able to work on the plantation at Ardjasari, run by his parents. He meets Jenny and they marry and start a family. I found it a a bit of a down beat read in parts and didn’t feel I really bonded with Rudolf. Still, interesting from the tea side of things.

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