So You want to Live on Sark

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 reviews
An amusing an poignant true story of a couple's move to the tiny car-free Feudal Island of Sark in the British Channel Islands. Chris and Ken Davies opened a guest house and also ended up with 200 hens, hives of bees, milking goats, two cats the dog Hugo and donkey Pedro. Chris nursed in the community mix of Sarkese and English, and we meet many characters. Delighfully illustrated by the author. More

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About Christine Davies Curtis

Chris Davies Curtis now lives in the north of Aucklsnd, in Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand to be near son Roy and family. Much of her very adventurous life has been spent as a community nurse, in London, the tiny feudal Island of Sark in the British Channel Isles, and New Zealand. She also ran a guest house and smallholding in Sark and toured New Zealand for two years in a Bedford van. She has travelled extensively, and now is writing about her experiences, self-illustrating her books.

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Review by: Roy Davies on May 18, 2011 :
I grew up on Sark. I still, to this day, prefer misty, windy, rainy weather, with the sounds of the sea and seagulls. I think of walking along the roads back from school, looking at the dog daisies and other flowering weeds, side-stepping the horse manure. Going to the shop one day as a youngster of about 5 to spend my pocket money on sweets and getting there only to be devastated to realise I'd left it on the kitchen table but being able to still buy something; "I'll get it from Chris later" the shop keeper had said. A small community in a hard, beautiful place with people who know and care about each other - this book took me right back to those early days of my childhood - and a good read besides...
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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