Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Quite rare for me

but I am posting a book review tonight!  I had a Book People catalogue come through ages ago and I thought a set of books looked intriguing, and then when the next catalogue dropped through the letter box last week, they were still in there, and I decided to go for it and get them - and I was SO glad that I I have read all three of them already!

Tessa Hainsworth Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780099598558 - Tessa Hainsworth
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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!  


Sue in Suffolk said...

I enjoyed those books, hope she writes another. And Yes mine were from the library

cochranegirl said...

I borrowed these from work (I'm a library assistant) and really enjoyed her story. Wish she would write more! Congratulations on the new job, btw.

Lesley H In Livingston.

veeknits19 said...

Thanks for the heads up I hadn't heard of thes books but you've piqued my interest. I do like Book People too & sometimes order from them. Vee x

veeknits19 said...

Just reserved the first book at my local library, thanks again, Vee x

Sandra Ann said...

Oh I didn't know she had written a third book! Her stories are heartwarming and delightful thanks for sharing


SusanM said...

I borrowed these from the library a while ago and really enjoyed them.

Sue said...

You did well there.

I bought these three books at a car boot sale recently for a fiver for the three ... so paid a penny more than you!! One of them is signed by the author though, so I'm happy.

With this recommendation I better get going and start reading mine, they sound really good from your write up, and just up my street.

Angela Graves said...

Sounds like a good read.
I hope you don't mind me asking, I was wondering if you or one of your readers know what has happened to frugal in bucks (Sarah), she hasn't posted for a long time.
Enjoying your posts.

Best wishes,