Afternoon Tea Book

Posted in - Press on November 13th 2015 3 Comments

My book, Afternoon Tea, published by Amberley is out now!

Publisher’s blurb on the back of the book:

In this beautifully illustrated book, Vicky Straker invites us to tea in the Edwardian era and serves it up with over thirty of her own delicious recipes. Also included are chapters on dress, etiquette and the servants who prepared the tea.  The First World War, the Temperance Association and changes in domestic service each had their effect on the rise in fashion of afternoon tea, as well as its eventual demise.  This book explores why tea was so important for the Edwardians in a world of flourishing aspirations and how it became so popular across all social classes.  After all, who among us has not found comfort in a good cup of tea and its scrumptious accompaniments?


If you would like a copy, they will be found at the following fairs or websites.  Alternatively, I have a limited supply of them at home in Dorset.
Christmas Fairs

26th November (9am-4pm), The Grosvenor, Shaftesbury, Dorset

25th (3pm-8.30pm) and 26th November (9.30am-3pm), The Red Cross Christmas Fair, Hexham Racecourse, Northumberland NE46 2JP

28th November (10am-12.30pm), Knighton House Christmas Fair, Knighton House School, Durweston, Dorset DT11 0PY

Please pass this on to any friends you think may be interested.

Thank you  Thank you




As of now (3) people have had something to say...

  • Peter Straker - Reply

    November 13, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I am SO proud of you my brilliant sister!


  • Catherine Bowder - Reply

    November 13, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Well done Vicky. Can’t wait to read it…bought it through Amazon

    • Victoria Straker - Reply

      November 14, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      Thanks Catherine. I have just finished sending corrections to the publisher if further copies are printed (I wasn’t able to have a final read through due to their Christmas timing) – little things but I think you should enjoy it regardless I hope!

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