Fun Herriot than Mayles It was a heart warming story but a little bit boring at times I felt like I got to know the characters and liked the happy ending It s definitely worth a read if you re interested in Cornwall or moving to a new area Second book by this author detailing her downsize from high owered executive for The Body Shop to Cornwall The Lady and the Lionheart postie in aicturesue seaside village It s of the same reallybut a cosy easy read that makes such a huge change seem really appealingMainly consists of a variety of small episodes about animals gardening and misunderstandings where a uptowner even in her second year in Cornwall gets things badly wrong Not a lot happens but the scenery is lovingly described and she and her family obviously love the new lifeA very leasant read and gives you lifestyle envy but her fasination with foraging remains a total no for me I want Tessa s life reading it made me wish I was there Tessa Hainsworth used to thi. In 'With the Larks' Tessa charted her first turbulent year with the Royal Mail and her transformation from outsid.
Nd the changing colours of the sea Also enjoyed Tessa She is enthusiastic optimistic and than a little naive at times but I liked her and some of the other uirky characters even if sometimes they are laughing at Tessa s expense Having lived in a small town in Australia for a time the way folk were resistant to the slightest change to the way things have always been done was absolutely spot on There are moments that make you smile or laugh and other tender momentsMaybe it s not the sort of book I would read all the time but in this resent crazy world situation it was a breath of fresh air I very much enjoyed it Anyone who likes stories about Cornwall or starting over and fitting in to a new community will robably enjoy it too Very glad I read it I hadn t read the first book in the series but it didn t matter This reads well as a stand alone If you re looking for a gentle enjoyable read give this non fiction book that reads like fiction a try. Illar of the community or so she thinks She finds the fun and resilience to turn all the hardships to her advanta.
Nk she had it all as a high up executive with the Body Shop in London Until she suddenly realised something was missing She and her husband Ben and two children moved to South West Cornwall Her first year is described in Up with the Larks Now she considers herself a member of the community Yet is some ways life is no easier Finances are tight Being art of a small village life sometimes Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church presents its challenges especially when she has ideas for change that do not go down well with long time locals Despite her job as aostwoman Tessa has time for a community garden and learning new ways of using and cooking food Along the way she manages to rovide moments of amusement at her expense But there are some with whom she builds a relationship some are human Others are ambivalent relationships as with Elvis the snake Google the seagull Patch the lamb and Gruff the goatI enjoyed this gentle lyrical read Absolutely loved the descriptions of Cornwall Er to 'Posh Postie' adopted Cornishwoman and much loved member of her new community In this book Tessa is now a