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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409050568
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Up With the Larks

Starting Again in Cornwall




A warm-hearted, feel-good, laugh-out-loud funny story by a terrific natural writer. This is the account of Tessa Hainsworth's escape from the rat-race with her actor husband and her first year as a postie in a Cornish seaside town.

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What's it really like to give it all up and follow your dream? The heartwarming, laugh-out-loud true story of Tessa, who moved from the London rat-race to become a postie in rural Cornwall.

Tessa Hainsworth had no idea how hard it would be to live her dream.

Full of optimism, she and her young family moved from hectic London life to Cornwall. Within months, they were almost ready to call it quits and go back, tails between their legs. Work is hard to come by, the house is cold and damp, and money is short - until a chance encounter in the local post office leads her to accept the unlikeliest of job offers.

Up with the Larks charts Tessa's turbulent first year with the Royal Mail, and her transformation from outsider to 'Posh Postie', adopted Cornishwoman and much-loved member of her new community. From the Christmas rush to the van with a mind of its own, from the chaotic postal routes to the wonderfully colourful locals, Cornwall soon seems to feel like home after all.

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409050568
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
Categories:

About the author

Tessa Hainsworth

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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Praise for Up With the Larks

Up with the Larks is a funny and heart-warming tale of cold winter mornings, mad pets, and close encounters

Woman and Home

An enchanting read, stuffed full of affectionate anecdotes.

Western Morning News

Be inspired by this life-affirming story about one woman's quest to change her life

Woman and Home

The enchanting memoirs of a village postmistress in Cornwall.

Celia Brayfield, The Times

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