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message 1: by Liz M (new)

Liz M 20.1 - Tea: "Under certain circumstance there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." (The Portrait of a Lady).
-Read a book by an author born in one of the top 5 tea producing countries: China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Turkey.

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11528 comments A couple of authors that might not come immediately to mind for this task are:

William Makepeace Thackeray (India)
Michael Ondaatje (Sri Lanka)
Rohinton Mistry (India)
J.G. Ballard (China)

None of them would qualify as non-western because they are of UK or Canadian citizenship/residency.

I think Thackeray is the most surprising of the three. There are probably other UK citizens born in India because of the Empire.

message 3: by Rosemary (last edited May 11, 2014 11:51AM) (new)

Rosemary | 2717 comments Two more British authors who were born in India:
Rudyard Kipling
George Orwell

message 4: by Liz M (new)

Liz M A few more surprising names for this task:

John Hersey (China)
Katherine Paterson (China)
Mervyn Peake (China)
Lawrence Durrell (India)
T.H. White (India)
Philippa Gregory (Kenya)
Richard Dawkins (Kenya)
Rosemary Rogers (Sri Lanka)

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