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Pigs in Clover

by Simon Dawson

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PUBLISHED: 2nd April 2015
ISBN: 9781409154655
ANNOTATION:
The true (and funny) story of one couple's adventurous move from city life to running a smallholding surrounded by animals in the Devonshire countryside.
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  • Paperback
    $23.22
PUBLISHED: 2nd April 2015
ISBN: 9781409154655
ANNOTATION:
The true (and funny) story of one couple's adventurous move from city life to running a smallholding surrounded by animals in the Devonshire countryside.

Annotation

The true (and funny) story of one couple's adventurous move from city life to running a smallholding surrounded by animals in the Devonshire countryside.

Publisher Description

This is the true story of a Londoner who gives up his job as an estate agent in the city, moves to the wilds of Exmoor, starts a smallholding and becomes self-sufficient, with a few bumps along the way. Simon's journey from urbanite to self-sufficient smallholder is brimming with incidents - some funny and some tragic - leading him to question Mother Nature, himself, the food he eats, and his role in it all. Which makes the transition from city life to self-sufficient smallholder slow, emotional and, for him, often confusing, but it is also beautiful, warming and laugh-out-loud funny.

So if you would like to spend time with an accidental smallholder who completely changed one drunken night in Devon, then join Simon, his wife and their extended family as they learn the truth of what it takes to live a self-sufficient life, before eventually becoming as happy as the proverbial pigs in clover.

Author Biography

Simon Dawson gave up his job as an estate agent in London and moved to Exmoor with his wife Debbie over a decade ago. He runs courses on smallholding, butchery, food processing and nose-to-tail eating and came first for the South West on TV's LOCAL FOOD HEROES in 2007. He is much in demand as a journalist and broadcaster, as well as being midwife and foster dad to countless pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, dogs and horses.

Follow Simon on Twitter @simondawson1

Review

It made me laugh and it made me think. I highly recommend it...it's a ten from Len! -- Len Goodman One of the most amusing writers I know Country Smallholding magazine Enchanting Daily Mail Simon Dawson's books should come with "scratch and sniff" pages containing the aroma of the Devon countryside at every turn... A witty, revealing heart-warming and honest account of his triumphs and travails. Devon Life James Herriot's 'All Creatures Great and Small' meets Stuart Maconie - funny, from the heart and utterly wonderful from start to finish. -- Jenny Selway Daily Express

Long Description

This is the true story of a Londoner who gives up his job as an estate agent in the city, moves to the wilds of Exmoor, starts a smallholding and becomes self-sufficient, with a few bumps along the way. Simon's journey from urbanite to self-sufficient smallholder is brimming with incidents - some funny and some tragic - leading him to question Mother Nature, himself, the food he eats, and his role in it all. Which makes the transition from city life to self-sufficient smallholder slow, emotional and, for him, often confusing, but it is also beautiful, warming and laugh-out-loud funny.So if you would like to spend time with an accidental smallholder who completely changed one drunken night in Devon, then join Simon, his wife and their extended family as they learn the truth of what it takes to live a self-sufficient life, before eventually becoming as happy as the proverbial pigs in clover.

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Enchanting

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The true (and funny) story of one couple's adventurous move from city life to running a smallholding surrounded by animals in the Devonshire countryside.

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PIGS IN CLOVER was originally published by Watkins and received fantastic reviews and DAILY MAIL serialisation.

Product Details

Author
Simon Dawson
Year
2015
ISBN-10
1409154653
ISBN-13
9781409154655
Media
Book
Publication Date
2015-04-02
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Subtitle
Or How I Accidentally Fell in Love with the Good Life
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
352
Short Title
PIGS IN CLOVER
Language
English
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade