(image from thebookpeople.co.uk)
They are by Tessa Hainsworth, a Body Shop high-flyer who gave up the rat race to go and live in Cornwall. She needed a job to make ends meet, and was the only applicant who turned up to the interview for a position as a postie, so she got the job. The three books tell the story of how she and her husband, Ben, settled into life in Cornwall, and the ups and downs of rural life. They are well written and tell a gentle story - full of humour and kindness. As I finished each one, I couldn't wait to start the next, and now that I have read all three, I am looking around and wondering whether she has written any more - but unfortunately, it seems not! Her endearing stories of making a penny do the work of a pound and getting used to getting by on much less do hit the mark, and I was impressed with her determination to fit in and get on with the job at hand.
Tessa Hainsworth has a website HERE which tells you more about her and her life, and also links to some more wonderful photos. I was fortunate to get these three books in a bundle from The Book People for just £4.99 and I consider that money well spent for my holiday reading, but perhaps you will find them in the library. I'd highly recommend them - and although I have mentioned that book shop several times in this post, this is NOT a sponsored post, because I don't do them!