light and entertaining, easy to relate to characters. read during first visit to Cornwall, and felt it helped me th understand a little about the loc..Show More »al culture, including some of the challenges from living in that beautiful place. I came away as enchanted with the scenery as the author had been.
I have listened to Up with the Larks and loved it, and was not disappointed in Seagulls in the Attic. Being from Cornwall and desparate to move back..Show More », these books means such a lot and I really wish it was me. Really well written and well researched. I just loved them. In fact I am putting off listening to Home to Roost because I don't want them to be over! I will listen to them again for sure. LOVE THEM!
This is the third of Tessa Hainsworth`s books about the trials and tribulations of relocating from London to Cornwall and the whole series is thorough..Show More »ly enjoyable. Tessa`s luck in gaining employment as the local postie brings her into contact with a wide range of characters, some loveable (the locals) some not so nice (mostly the second homers) but she writes with humour and equanimity of them all.
However, Anna Bentinck`s reading of the book is abysmal. She speaks with what I can only describe as a smiley voice when she`s narrating Tessa`s doings, which only serves to make Tessa seem half-baked, and the Cornish dialect obviously comes better to Ms Bentinck when spoken out of the side of her mouth. She also Speaks in Bullet points All the Way through.
I have listened to other books narrated by Anna, and if I`m honest, her narration is what led me to these books in the first place. But, oh dear. Maybe this should be one for the written word.