Monday, May 31, 2010
I wanted to do something different for the launch of Gold Fever: A Klondike Mystery in Oakville. I don't live in Oakville any more, but have many friends and relatives still there. I decided to host afternoon tea for the launch party. As Gold Fever takes place in 1898, and many of the characters including Fiona MacGillivrary, are British, at several times in the book they hop into a restaurant for tea or host tea in their hotel rooms. Now tea in the Klondike might not have been quite what they were used to in the Savoy Hotel in London or a drawing room in Belgravia, but they made do. I did not have to make due and had a lovely event. It was held at the Tea Room on Marine Drive in Oakville, Ontario.