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 Derek Tangye forum and the many Facebook pages 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 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. We feel privileged that we have been directly involved in bringing one of our aims to fruition. The first four books are now 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. You can purchase the first four on a special offer via our new shop The Tangye Bookshop. 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.
Pencil drawing by Jeannie

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