When Jason Goodwin made the tea-lover’s pilgrimage to China and India which he describes in The Gunpowder Gardens, the London Observer called it ‘an exceptional travel book but also a lively, humorous account of the refreshing herb, from bush to teacup.’ It was published by Knopf in the USA as A Time for Tea.
Re-issued by Penguin in 2003, The Gunpowder Gardens is now issued on Kindle by Argonaut Books.
Jason also writes the bestselling Yashim detective series, set in 19th century Istanbul. The Janissary Tree won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2007, and the series has been translated into over 40 languages. The fourth and latest Yashim adventure, An Evil Eye, is out in paperback this month.
‘When you read a historical mystery by Jason Goodwin, you take a magic carpet ride to the most exotic place on earth.’ The New York Times.
His website is at www.jasongoodwin.info
His blog is at www.thebellinicard.wordpress.com