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Mr Wigg / Inga Simpson.

By: Simpson, Inga [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney : Hachette Australia, 2013Description: 296 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780733630194 (pbk); 0733630197 (pbk).Subject(s): Older people -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Fiction | Families -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Fiction | Country life -- Australia -- New South Wales -- FictionGenre/Form: Australian fiction.DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: It's the summer of 1971, not far from the stone-fruit capital of New South Wales, where Mr Wigg lives on what is left of his family farm. Mrs Wigg has been gone a few years now and he thinks about her every day. He misses his daughter, too, and wonders when he ll see her again. He spends his time working in the orchard, cooking and preserving his produce and, when it's on, watching the cricket. It s a full life. Things are changing though, with Australia and England playing a one-day match, and his new neighbours planting grapes for wine. His son is on at him to move into town but Mr Wigg has his fruit trees and his chooks to look after. His grandchildren visit often: to cook, eat and hear his stories. And there's a special project he has to finish. Trouble is, it's a lot of work for an old man with shaking hands, but he ll give it a go, as he always has.
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"'that warm feeling ... of what is right and good about the world overwhelmed me on closing this book.'" Books + Publishing <br>A novel that celebrates the small things in life by a fresh Australian voice. <br>It's the summer of 1971, not far from the stone-fruit capital of New South Wales, where Mr Wigg lives on what is left of his family farm. Mrs Wigg has been gone a few years now and he thinks about her every day. He misses his daughter, too, and wonders when he?ll see her again. <br>He spends his time working in the orchard, cooking and preserving his produce and, when it's on, watching the cricket. It's a full life. Things are changing though, with Australia and England playing a one-day match, and his new neighbours planting grapes for wine. His son is on at him to move into town but Mr Wigg has his fruit trees and his chooks to look after. His grandchildren visit often: to cook, eat and hear his stories. And there's a special project he has to finish ... <br>It's a lot of work for an old man with shaking hands, but he?ll give it a go, as he always has.

It's the summer of 1971, not far from the stone-fruit capital of New South Wales, where Mr Wigg lives on what is left of his family farm. Mrs Wigg has been gone a few years now and he thinks about her every day. He misses his daughter, too, and wonders when he ll see her again. He spends his time working in the orchard, cooking and preserving his produce and, when it's on, watching the cricket. It s a full life. Things are changing though, with Australia and England playing a one-day match, and his new neighbours planting grapes for wine. His son is on at him to move into town but Mr Wigg has his fruit trees and his chooks to look after. His grandchildren visit often: to cook, eat and hear his stories. And there's a special project he has to finish. Trouble is, it's a lot of work for an old man with shaking hands, but he ll give it a go, as he always has.

Comment by Heather
04/01/2015

A lovely gentle story of a newly-widowed elderly man, missing his wife, reminiscing about their past family life, enjoying his grandchildren's visits and cooking with them, caring for his large orchard and garden and working on a secret project for his community.

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