The former home of Derek and Jeannie
Tangye is situated near Lamorna Cove in
West Cornwall. At the end 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 given later.
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 and fauna as well as the
wildlife that abide there. The public may
use it as a ‘Place for Solitude’, for quiet
ccontemplation, to feel at one with nature,
to admire its beauty and timelessness.
Oliver Land is listed with Natural England.
Dorminack and Oliver Land
When this website was started one of the aims was to bring Derek’s books to a new
generation of fans and I am pleased to say that this has been a terrific year in
promoting Derek’s life and work.
The firm of publishers, with whom we were in touch with last year have confirmed
the wonderful news that a contract has been agreed and the books are to be
republished commencing February 2014. It is intended that they will be available in
both printed and eBook format.
At the beginning of the year we were contacted by a producer at Radio 4, regarding
the production of a programme about Derek’s life and work and were fortunate to
assist in this over several months. The programme went out on Monday, 17th June
2013 at 4.00 p.m with John McCarthy presenting the programme - Derek Tangye:
The Cornish Gardener .
It has been a privilege to have played our part helping to make both of these
possible. It has been our way of thanking him for his friendship and wise counsel
during the years that we knew him. In running this website for you, the fans of The
Minack Chronicles, we say thank you to him for the joy that his books have brought
us and for the friendships that have been forged along the way. We now look to the
future and to the new readers that will find the books and experience that joy too.
This website is run by fans that share a passion for the Minack Chronicles and the
legacy that Derek and Jeannie left us. If you have information, photographs,
memorabilia to share or sell, or simply want to share your passion for this then
please contact us. you will find our details on the contact page.
We thank you for your interest and continued support.
Pencil drawing by Jeannie
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