The Confusion Room

The Confusion Room

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This is the 19th of Derek Tangye's autobiographical books about his life at the cliftop cottage at Minack, on the Cornish coast. In this book he dips into memories from his past, setting them against his evocations of another year of country life and his cottage. In this book Tangye begins to explore the stable room known as the "Confusion Room". It contains a jumble of boxes and suitcases holding the secrets and paraphernalia of his life with his wife Jeannie. Delving into letters, papers and diaries, he finds insights into his earlier life - his family history, his journey round the world, his courtship of Jeannie - and the destiny that inspired them to leave behind Derek's wartime role as a member of MI5 and Jeannie's career as publicity officer at the Savoy Hotel for the peace of Minack. Tangye weaves these snatches of the past into the story of his life - now alone - at Minack today. Someone has been growing cannabis on the cliff meadows that Jeannie and he once nurtured. While CID officers investigate, he enjoys the simple pleasures of country life through the seasons and the companionship of his donkeys, Merlin and Susie, and his little black cat Cherry.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 142 x 223 x 23mm | 405g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 8pp b&w photographs
  • 0718139720
  • 9780718139728

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