Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Review of The Old Rectory by Julia Ibbotson

I am delighted to be hosting The Old Rectory blog tour today.

The Old Rectory is Julia Ibbotson’s real life account of buying and restoring a Victorian rectory in the countryside.

It is a fascinating and absorbing book and I enjoyed the author's accounts of settling into life in the village. Over a two year period, the author and her husband gradually renovate the house and fill the reader in on all of the trials and tribulations involved in this process. Ibbotson also tells the reader about the history of the house and surrounding area.

I really enjoyed reading this book and I particularly loved the inclusion of seasonal recipes at the end of each chapter. I plan to try a number of the dishes mentioned, especially the sticky toffee pudding. The Old Rectory will be a perfect book for fans of biographies and cookery books.
You can follow the blog tour tomorrow at: http://www.crimsonflowerreview.com/


  1. Thanks for the lovely review, Sarah - and let me know how you get on with the Sticky Toffee Pudding - it's my favourite, and very impressive for a dinner party (formal or informal) too, I've found!

  2. Fab review Sarah.

    Thank you for being a part of Julia's tour.