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 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, 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 timelessness. Oliver land is listed with Natural England.
Dorminack and Oliver Land
One of our major aims in running this website, the Minack Chronicles discussion forum, and The Tangye Bookshop as well as many Facebook pages (see the list beneath the Home page tab) was to bring ‘The Minack Chronicles’ to a new generation of fans as well as existing readers. We hoped that by publicising the books and bringing the story of Minack to life it may result in that readership growing and a whole new generation of fans of ‘The Minack Chronicles’.The Derek Tangye forum is free and you can come and chat with many fans from around the world. You can get answers to those questions that you have been wondering about as well as view many photos and videos not available via our website or Facebook pages. We are always looking for more information, memorabilia, photos etc with the intention of having a comprehensive and genuine collection to be preserved for future generations. If you have anything you would like to add please do contact us for further details. The collection is growing and we shall be leaving this legacy of works for future generations. Work on that is progressing.There are many pages to visit - each header has a drop down list of pages associated with it. For both Derek and Jeannie’s books click on each one to view some extracts from the books along with publishing details.