Apple Island Wife: Slow Living In Tasmania
What happens when you leave city life and move to five acres on a hunch, with a husband who’s an aspiring alpaca-whisperer, and a feral cockerel for company? Can you eat the cockerel for dinner? Or has it got rigour mortise?
In search of a good life and a slower pace, Fiona Stocker upped-sticks and moved to Tasmania, a land of promise, wilderness, and family homes of uncert
This was such a lovely book, I feel like I’ve spent the last ten days in Tasmania with the author, her family and menagerie. The descriptions of the area and the loc ...more
Fiona's humorous viewpoint makes life's problems bearable, and has ultimately entertained many others. Her writing style is easy and honest, and brings to life mundane situations and changes them into meaningful episodes in her life. Her description of ...more
The anecdotes in this book — because it is a collection of stories, rather than a continuous narrative — are entertaining, but the narrator is pretty passive in most of them, letting her husband or children take the lead, which diminished my sympathy for her. There's also quite a bit of overlap and repetition in some minor details from chapter to chapter (which are possibly collected from the blog she mentions, so perhaps t ...more
I want to thank the author Fiona and Pigeonhole for allowing us to read this book and I highly recommend it.
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Her travel memoir Apple Island Wife, is out in September 2018 with independent publisher Unbound. One woman's search for slow living in Tasmania, it captures the tussles and euphoria of living on the land in a place of untrammelled beauty and family homes of uncertain build quality. Heartwarming and hilarious, Apple I ...more