We Bought An Island
by Evelyn Atkins
Evelyn Atkins and her sister Babs were two middle-aged sisters who lived in suburban Surrey and led the humdrum life of so many commuters. Like others, Evelyn dreamed of owning an island. And Evelyn was a very determined daydreamer...
Then Evelyn broke her leg and it meant an early retirement from her demanding job. The two sisters scraped together the money for a dilapidated cottage in Cornwall. From the cliffs they could see tiny Looe Island glimmering tantalisingly in the sunshine. Then came the momentous day when the island came up for sale. Needless to say, Evelyn and Babs were soon the proud - though somewhat bemused - owners.
Life on an island certainly seemed to raise a lot of problems. But, while the locals looked on with scepticism, the two sisters, nothing daunted, rallied to meet the biggest adventure of their lives.
"A delightful story of what happened when the Misses Atkins did what everyone dreams of doing..." Daily Mail
"I can't recommend it enough, both for the vividness in which she writes about island life, and for the wonderful way it shows just what these suburban sisters from Surrey were capable of." Judy Finnigan: I Do Not Sleep
Polperro Heritage Press
Polperro Heritage Press is an independent British publisher, established in 1995. Recent titles from Polperro Press have included biographies, guides and a growing list of Cornish local history titles.View all titles
- Publisher Polperro Heritage Press
- Publication Date March 2016
- Orginal LanguageEnglish
- ISBN/Identifier 9780955954146 / 0955954142
- Primary Price 7.95 GBP
- Publish StatusPublished
- Page size210x148 (210x148) cm
- Biblio NotesOriginally published: London : Harrap, 1976.
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