The former home of Derek and Jeannie
Tangye is situated near Lamorna Cove in
West Cornwall. At the end of a long
winding lane which is private lies both
Dorminack and Oliver Land. Dorminack is
private and access to Oliver Land is via the
South West Coastal Path. It is possible,
currently, to use both OS footpaths and a
permissive path to Oliver Land, details are
Dorminack is listed with English Heritage.
Oliver Land - ‘A Place for Solitude’
A Nature Reserve managed by Trustees;
Derek and Jeannie Tangye bought the 18
acres to preserve it in perpetuity for the
natural flora, fauna and wildlife that abide
there. The public may use it as a ‘Place for
Solitude’, for quiet contemplation, to feel at
one with nature, to admire its beauty and
Oliver Land is listed with Natural England.
Dorminack and Oliver Land
One of our major aims in running a website, a forum and the many Facebook
pages was to bring ‘The Minack Chronicles’ to a new generation of fans. We
hoped that by publicising the books and bringing the story of Minack to life it
may result in the books being republished.
The firm of publishers Constable & Robinson contacted us expressing interest
in republishing ‘The Minack Chronicles’. We put them in touch with Derek’s
estate and an agreement was duly reached. For a year we have been helping
to facilitate the republication and feel privileged that we have been directly
involved in bringing to fruition one of our aims.
From 20th February the first four books go on sale: A Gull on the Roof, A Cat
in the Window, A Drake at the Door and A Donkey in the Meadow . They are
available in both paperback and eBook formats. They will be followed by the
republication of the next three books in the series; Lama, The Way to Minack
and A Cornish Summer on 7th August 2014. The paperback books are all
available to purchase via our new shop (above) at http://tangyebooks.co.uk .
If you have any questions regarding the purchase of the new paperback
books, please feel free to contact us; our details can be found on the contact
We thank you for your interest and continued support.
Pencil drawing by Jeannie
The Minack Chronicles
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