Anne Garnett was a schoolgirl in the Quantock and Brendon Hills country of West Somerset in the 1920s. Aged sixteen, she began to keep a diary and her pen, pencil and paintbrush give a lively impression of the people and the country around her.
‘Sensitive notes on the changing seasons; on her friendships with local farmers; vivid accounts of memorable events such as the funeral of old Isaac Hayes … In all, this makes delightful reading’. Victor Bonham Carter
'Original and entertaining impressionas of country life in the '20s. Cambridgeshire Evening News
'Freshness and naturalness shine out of her pages and it is a delightful and tranquil book.' June Baldeni C Herald
'Charming colour sketches.' The Field
'A joy to read.' This England
'The perfect bedside book.' June Lander WMN
Among early, widely praised titles from Tabb House are biographies including THE SLENDER TREE: a Life of Alice Meynell by June Badeni; also A RADICAL ARISTOCRAT: Sir William Molesworth of Pencarrow by Alison Adburgham (republished in paperback in 2007); and MUSIC IN THE AIR, the memoirs of a classical musician, Clifton Helliwell.