Toffee Apples & Togas by Rita Roberts – A Book Review


Updated 17 April 2016


Toffee Apples and Togas

by Rita Roberts – A Book Review

Toffee Apples And Togas


This is only a small book, partly auto-biographical, packed full of so much living, loves, friendships, all bound together with tales of antiquity and ancient re-enactments.

Roman Legion by Rita Roberts

An Example of Ancient Rome re-enactments

Rita Roberts concludes this wonderful work with a selection of her favourite Roman and Medieval recipes. In conjunction, she gives an insight into Roman kitchens, cooking practices, and utensils.

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The author is a retired archaeologist (a specialist in identifying ancient pottery), antique dealer, teacher, maker, seller of Roman sauces, and a bit player in the  television series  The Island, the tragic story of inhabitants of the small island of Spinalonga which is a short, pleasant boat trip from Rita’s home on Crete.


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Rita Roberts

Rita Roberts was born in Birmingham in the UK, and now shares her home on the beautiful Greek island of Crete with her partner, John. She has always followed her dreams and age has never been a barrier.  I think her mantra is  ‘it’s never too late to learn or to follow your dreams’… she is an inspiration.

-Anne Frandi-Coory  17 April 2016


Toffee Apples And Togas is available from AMAZON Books Worldwide: 


Catch up on Rita’s latest archaeological finds and adventures on her RITA ROBERTS’ BLOG

  1. simon john said:

    I am gonna obtain a copy of ‘Toffee Apples & Togas’ from @cumtudu herself I hope! @afcoory sent me her book from Australia; “Whatever Happened to Ishtar?”


  2. frandi said:

    Hi Simon John. Rita Roberts, Crete, confirmed she will be posting a copy of ‘Toffee Apples & Togas to you in Wales. A great little book about a remarkable lady who lives life to the full!


  3. Simon Pid John @Facebook said:

    Hiya! Yeah, this one looks Great as well. Thanxx to both of you! Have a great…Summer in Oz?!? You spend Xmas in HEAT???? Cheers Rita Marvellous news!


    • Hello Simon John. So sorry I have not sent you a reply,only just noticed your comment on Anne’s blog. Have you read my book yet,if so what are your thoughts? Cheers from Rita.


  4. Anne said:

    Rita is a remarkable woman, I agree!


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