Goodreads asked Phin Hall:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Phin Hall You can't get more 'most recent' that the book I'm currently writing, so I'll tell you about that. The idea starting forming in March 2008, when I spent a long weekend on a smallholding in Devon (Hidden Valley Pigs - fantastic place, lovely people). It was a life-changing few days for me - an emotional roller coster thanks to chicken killing and pig injecting! - and I just wanted to try to capture a glimpse of that in a novel.

I have to make it clear, however, that the novel is not about me, nor about the owners of Hidden Valley Pigs. It's all made up in a kind of slightly, semi-autobiographical-ish kind of way. A bit.

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