A lot of people have remarked about the amount of tea the characters in my books drink. I’m an addict. I go nowhere without my own supply of tea made from loose tea leaf never tea bags if I can help it.
Growing up in Dublin the first thing anyone did when greeting friend or foe was put the kettle on. When I lived in America I found it very difficult to understand why I was never offered a drink as soon as I put my foot over someone’s threshold.