Alice in Wonderland, a character in Jane Eyre Gets Real by Annabelle Troy, doesn’t fancy a big meal for Thanksgiving. Instead, she is throwing a tea party for her flatmates, including Sherlock Holmes, Mr. Darcy, Heidi, Hester Prynne and of course Jane Eyre. She has rethought some classic dishes and tried to make them full of hearty autumn flavors yet simple and delightful and, wherever possible, bite-size. Refreshments will be served on Victorian china with a leaf pattern, laid out upon starched white linen, and the teapot shall be shaped like a squirrel. Only downside: no leftovers. Great fun, we have heard, is anticipated by all.

Alice’s Thanksgiving Tea Menu:

Cranberry Iced Tea Punch

Turkey or Ham Layered Between Homemade Ginger Biscuits

Thinly Sliced White Bread Rounds Spread With Fresh Pumpkin Butter

Miniature Sweet Potato Egg Rolls

Apple Tartlets Topped With Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream

Frosted Iced Sugar Cookies Cut Into Fancy Shapes

A Selection of Fruit and Nuts

Hot Teas such as Chamomile & Peppermint and Coffee, for those who must