A life-affirming memoir revelling in the comic, fond and enduring entanglement of people, animals and places.
Jacqueline Yallop is the author of three critically-acclaimed novels and two works of non-fiction. Jacqueline teaches creative writing at the University of Aberystwyth, and divides her time between the UK and South-West France.
By turn, poignant, funny, educational and,
yes, brutal . . . Yallop's skill lies in blending
autobiography with lyrical nature writing. * Radio Times
Quietly devastating . . . Yallop writes with great tenderness about the hogs as housekeepers and gourmands * Daily Telegraph *
A delightful and entertaining memoir * Woman and Home *
A beautifully written and quietly devastating account of raising two young pigs on [Yallop's] smallholding in the south of France * Frances Wilson, The New Statesman *
The narrative tension is as tightly coiled as a
thriller * Observer *
Fascinating . . . you certainly have a treat in store * Literary Review *
Very affecting * Daily Mail *