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The Vintage Village Bake Off

Judy Leigh / Phyllida Nash
Now in his seventies Robert Parkin is stunned to find himself the unlikely sex symbol of the village gardening club. Living in happy solitude with his cat Isaac Mewton in the Devon village of Millbrook entertained by his mischievous chickens and goats Robert has never figured out the rules of romance. But as the local ladies vie for his company it soon becomes clear that Robert's Victoria Sponge cake is the lure and as his baking prowess grows so does his confidence. Cheesecakes meringues puddings Robert can do it all but his real masterpieces are his scones - ginger rosemary coconut fruit his recipes are inspired and soon come to the attention of the local media. Which county does the best cream tea - Devon or Cornwall? It's time for an age-old debate to be settled with a competition. Robert's sisters Bunty and Hattie are both at crossroads in their lives so news of their brother's baking competition is the perfect excuse to bring them to Millbrook. And as the siblings relish each other's company and Robert relishes being at the heart of his community a summer of scones may just light the way to long-lasting happiness for them all.

  • Published by Boldwood
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre General Fiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 4th December 2023
  • Duration 10 Hrs. 24 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781785132209