The Historical Birthday-Tea Party 6th January


Today’s birthday belongs to Stella Benson, 1892-1933 a feminist, writer and traveller (particularly America and China). She was a friend of Virginia Woolf, and of Winifred Holtby.

She wrote  travel books, poetry, novels and short stories. She died rather young, but I can’t help feeling she got a lot of fun from life while she had the chance.

“I want to introduce you to Jay, a ‘bus-conductor and an idealist. She is not the heroine, but the most constantly apparent woman in this book. I cannot introduce you to a heroine because I have never met one.”

A bowl of Oolong for Stella, and an exotic cake of some kind.