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.
Life could be hard, Angela and her three other siblings squashed in a tiny prefab which froze on the inside every winter. But she recalls that, in many ways, childhood for her still shares similarities with now: music, (front row seats at the Colston Hall to see the Beatles, for less than a pound), dancing (more bopping than rave, but still...), weekly visits to the cinema (lovely long sessions on a Saturday morning), boys (the good, the bad and the ugly), and family (to inspire, love, get frustrated with, lean on and push away from, take for granted and, eventually, to miss).
From the first forays of the grown-up world of paid work to leaving for a new home, Angela shares her experiences in an honest, chatty account that will alternatively have you glued to the page or chuckling with delight.
'A pleasure to read and unlikely to be replaced for many years' Philip Ziegler, The Times
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