A Gull on the Roof

A Gull on the Roof

Derek Tangye / May 25, 2019

A Gull on the Roof Ulverscroft Large Print This is the original get away from it all book Before people started writing about their tedious years in Provence or Tuscany or wherever Derek Tangye and his wife gave up the

  • Title: A Gull on the Roof
  • Author: Derek Tangye
  • ISBN: 9780722183991
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ulverscroft Large Print This is the original get away from it all book Before people started writing about their tedious years in Provence or Tuscany or wherever, Derek Tangye and his wife gave up their urbane sophisticated life in London to move to a run down roofless cottage in Cornwall that they could only lease, not buy to earn a living from the land farming flowerUlverscroft Large Print This is the original get away from it all book Before people started writing about their tedious years in Provence or Tuscany or wherever, Derek Tangye and his wife gave up their urbane sophisticated life in London to move to a run down roofless cottage in Cornwall that they could only lease, not buy to earn a living from the land farming flowers daffodils and violets and potatoes in the 1950s The early part of the book has fascinating details about cultivating flowers and potatoes on sloping fields near a cliff edge throughout the capricious and unpredictable Cornish seasons, dealing with potato salesmen, local farmers and getting the flowers on to the British Rail flower train It sounds hideously boring, but bizarrely its incredibly readable You learn a lot about how much the UK has changed in the past 50 years or so and how places like Cornwall were in massive decay after the war Its a great book to read if you re going down to Cornwall for a holiday and great to read if you want to get away in your mind at least from the grind of city life and dream about a simple, but very hard, life surrounded by nature and some lovely animals.

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    1. Derek Tangye writes what I think of as a sleeper memoir - quiet and unassuming, but unforgettable. I love the subject matter: city people starting a daffodil farm, their animals, friends, and struggles. There's a little of James Herriot (stories about animals), a little of Lillian Beckwith (stories about local people), and a little magic that goes a long way. It's too bad that these books are so hard to find.


    2. Before there were Provence and Tuscany there was Cornwall. Derek Tangye and wife Jeannie decide to leave the ratrace city life behind and go to grow flowers for the market in Cornwall. The locals don't expect them to make it and their friends believe they are crazy but they manage to make a success of it against many odds and with lots of hard work. This book is the first in a series of books of their life as market gardeners in Cornwall. Read more about the Minack series at:minackfo/


    3. Marvellous, finely written account of the trials and tribulations experienced by a couple who gave up the pleasures of the meretricious metropolis for a life of trying to survive by growing and selling flowers and potatoes in far west Cornwall. The book was first published in 1961, but by this point they have struggled through their first few seasons and evidently achieved a measure of financial stability. As one who was also fortunate to live in Penwith, albeit briefly, and visited Lamorna regu [...]


    4. The first back the land memoir I ever read as long as you don't count the "little house" books. A married couple move from London to Cornwall and learn to grow and sell potatoes and daffodils if I remember correctly. At least that is how it starts. They live in a very simple cottage and life is particularly unglamorous but they persevere because the intangible rewards are great. This is what I remember, although it has been more than 20 years since I read any of the books.


    5. This is a wonderful book which introduces you to the World of Minack created by Derek and Jeannie Tangye when they moved from their glamourous 40's London life to this remote spot in Cornwall where they made a new life for themselves growing daffodils. They had a succession of cats during this time starting with Monty who came with them from London. Lama, Ambrose, Oliver and Cherry followed. The Donkeys came a short while after they moved there with Penny first who was pregnant! with Fred. Follo [...]


    6. All of these books were honest and entertaining, but as a fellow grower in Cornwall I felt that too much was made of the disasters and not enough of the good seasons. Still a lovely, heart-warming account.


    7. This whole 'MINACK' series is wonderful. A real escape into a gentle world. Can be difficult to locate the whole series but well worth the effort. Each book can also be read 'stand alone'.


    8. This is a great book about life on a beginning flower farm with two people who seem very unlikely to desire to live such a rural life. Cute and interesting.


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