Tessa Hainsworth

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 74 ratings

Up with the Larks Summary

Having given up a high-powered job, Tessa Hainsworth had no idea how hard she would struggle when she fulfils her dream of moving to Cornwall. Within months, she is almost ready to return to London: the family is running out of money – fast.

But a chance encounter in the local post office leads her to accept the unlikeliest of job offers – as a post woman. She starts in midwinter, faced with the Christmas rush, a temperamental van, a host of unfamiliar routes and the locals – and their animals.

But, over time, she learns to love a wonderfully colourful cast of characters until the whole community takes her to their hearts and at Cornwall becomes home.

©2010 Tessa Hainsworth (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Up with the Larks

    • Starting Again in Cornwall
    • By: Tessa Hainsworth
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Having given up a high-powered job, Tessa Hainsworth had no idea how hard she would struggle when she fulfils her dream of moving to Cornwall. Within months, she is almost ready to return to London: the family is running out of money – fast. But a chance encounter in the local post office leads her to accept the unlikeliest of job offers – as a postwoman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely

    • By A on 05-02-18

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 2

    • Seagulls in the Attic

    • By: Tessa Hainsworth
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Tessa Hainsworth used to have it all – except time, peace of mind and leisure to enjoy the fruits of her labours. One momentous spring, she and her husband decide to start again in Cornwall – and the story of Tessa’s first turbulent year in adapting to her new life was told in her first book. Seagulls in the Attic now find Tessa a fully-fledged member of the community, but that doesn’t mean life becomes any easier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Suzanne on 08-07-13

    Regular price: £13.99

  • Book 3

    • Home to Roost

    • By: Tessa Hainsworth
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Seagulls in the Attic left Tessa thrilled as Annie, her best friend from London, fell in love and married a local Cornishman. Alas the newlyweds decide to settle out of the county but Tessa and her husband are delighted when a new young couple arrive in the village fresh from the city. However what looks such a promising new friendship turns into a nightmare, as these are people who think money can buy them acceptance - and the village is soon in quiet revolt. Tessa finds herself in the thick of it - and realises that she has grown very strong roots in the community in the two years she has been in Cornwall.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bullet points

    • By Greenie on 16-08-16

    Regular price: £14.39