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The Mur­der at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie The Vicar of Nib­bleswicke by Roald Dahl Barch­ester Tow­ers by An­thony Trol­lope The Rec­tor’s Wife by Joanna Trol­lope Lark Rise to Can­dle­ford by Flora Thomp­son

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Keep­ing Mum (2005), in which Rowan Atkin­son plays a rev­erend who, un­wit­tingly, has his mur­der­ous mother-in-law (Mag­gie Smith) to stay

ITV’S Grantch­ester, from the nov­els by Arch­bishop’s son James Run­cie, in which Angli­can-vicar-cum-am­a­teur-sleuth Sid­ney Cham­bers (James Nor­ton) helps an over­worked po­lice­man solve crimes

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An eight-bed­room Grade Ii*-listed rec­tory has come to the mar­ket in Lower Brailes, War­wick­shire, with Knight Frank at £2 mil­lion (01789 867263). Parts date back to the 14th cen­tury and, in­side, its ex­posed tim­bers, sash win­dows and oak stair­cases are to be ad­mired. The gar­dens to­tal 1.2 acres laid to lawn and are ac­com­pa­nied by a south-fac­ing ter­race

Closer to the Ge­or­gian ideal is The Old Rec­tory in Nor­wich (below), a hand­some Grade Ii-listed coun­try house with se­cluded gar­dens, on the mar­ket with Sav­ills at £1.65 mil­lion (01603 229229). Some of the house was built in 1735 and it boasts a Vic­to­rian draw­ing-room ad­di­tion

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