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exeter book signing

April 3, 2016

Since buying a cottage in East Devon, Darts Farm – 'Farmshop of the Year 2015 – in Topsham, has become one of my favourite haunts. I love a farm shop at the best of times, but this is a farm shop with knobs on – or as it was once described, 'like finding Selfridges Food Hall dumped in the middle of a field'.

Forget gnarled carrots and misshapen pears, and think luxury, rustic department store, selling a beautifully curated selection of West Country produce and home accessories – everything from artisanal spelt breads to celery chutney.

I'm particularly fond of the AGA shop at Darts, where I can sometimes be found gazing at the Fired Earth tiles and drooling over the macaroon-coloured stoves. ('Pearl Ashes', a delicate pale grey, is currently the most sought-after colour.)

The store holds frequent live cooking demonstrations with David Pengelly. On Friday 15th April, 11.00 - 1.00 pm, he will be doing a demo, Artisan AGA Bread Making. There are limited places for the demo – advance booking is required – but if you happen to live near Exeter, I will be signing copies of my book, The Marie Antoinette Diet, afterwards, at around 1.00 pm.

The AGA Shop, Darts Farm, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0QH. Tel 01392 878 200
www.dartsfarm.co.uk @dartsfarm

comments (4)

1. Posted by Meg Goodyear on May 29, 2016 5:41 PM

Just saw that you have bought a place back in England. Hope you are planning to chronicle your experiences renovating the house there and returning to England after years in France? would look forward to that.

2. Posted by mimi pompom on May 29, 2016 8:33 PM

Dear Meg,

I might!


3. Posted by Brenda Allen on May 30, 2016 4:49 PM


4. Posted by Margaret Ashcroft on November 9, 2016 12:15 AM

I was one of the readers who commented on their being too much description on buildings. I look forward to the update. Even more so I look forward to a new book from you. Are you not missing France.

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