Sandra Harper, a Los Feliz writer I've known for years, as our sons were in preschool together, has just published an L.A.-set chick lit novel called High Tea. High Tea revolves around the sympathetic British owner and quirky employees of a traditional tea shop on Third St. It's fun spotting the references to familiar places like the "authentic French bistro on Vermont" and a place to "pick up some pad thai on Silver Lake Blvd," and the collection of needy and yearning actresses will be familiar to anyone who's ever worked a West Hollywood day job. Sandra based it the story on her earlier play "Magpie's Tearoom," and while the novel is sweet and airy like the Devon cream that tops the tearoom's scones, it's a fun read with engaging characters. By the end, you'll be ready to try brewing up some perfect Darjeeling, constructing some tea sandwiches and baking the famous scones from the recipes at the end of the book.