I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
"'Do they not have tea in China?' said Diana.
The British are a peculiar race. My grandfather was transported to Malaya because they needed tin, and yet I've never once met a Briton to whom the thought had occurred that perhaps I spoke English because I am from one of their colonies. It is as if I were a piece of chess in a game played by people who never look down at their fingers.
'We have the beverage, but not the buns,' I said, to avoid tiresome explanation.'"
So far, not bad, although I'm already wincing at the whole "flirtatious married man" thing. Well, I knew going in that this was classified as historical chick lit and not romance.