Books: Tea as in Thomas

THE LIPTON STORY (277 pp.)—Alec Waugh—Doubleday ($3).

It would be the biggest cheese in the history of the world. To make it, said the advertisements, 800 cows had given, six days' supply of milk, "the world's greatest experts" had consulted endlessly, and 200 American dairymaids had devoted a week of their lives to the project.

When the boat bearing the monstrous cheese docked at Glasgow in the fall of 1881, hundreds of cheering Scots lined the quay. Hundreds more pushed and shoved their way into Thomas Lipton's produce store on High Street when it went...

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