Seagulls in the Attic

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Random House, Jun 10, 2010 - Travel - 272 pages
5 Reviews

Having given up a high-powered job and the lifestyle to match, Tessa Hainsworth had no idea how hard she would struggle when, full of optimism, she fulfilled her dream of moving to rural Cornwall with her young family one September. In the first book Up With the Larks Tessa charted her first turbulent year with the Royal Mail, and her transformation from outsider to 'Posh Postie', adopted Cornishwoman and much-loved member of her new community.

In Seagulls in the Attic Tessa is now a pillar of the community, or so she thinks. Life is becoming hard for her and her family as they realise that being part of a small community is not quite the idyll she had been lead to believe, as lack of money and the demands of family life take their toll. But, as with the first book, Tessa finds the fun and resilience to turn all the hardships to her advantage - eventually.

The first book sold over 6,000 copies in hardcover and is rapidly becoming a must-read book for all those who hanker for an escape to the country.

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Review: Seagulls in the Attic: Making a New Life in Cornwall

User Review  - Sherry Mackay - Goodreads

This book was ok but pretty much a re-hash of her first book. So an okay read but you don't learn anything particularly new or fascinating about the family this time around. I still enjoyed it enough tho. Read full review

Review: Seagulls in the Attic: Making a New Life in Cornwall

User Review  - Belle - Goodreads

I absolutely loved Tessa's first book and would highly recommend it but unfortunately I didn't find this book as good as the first. it has been assumed that the reader hasn't read the first book and ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Tessa Hainsworth worked as a marketing manager at The Body Shop. She now lives in Cornwall with her husband and two children.

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