About the book
Now living on D'Urville Island in the Marlborough Sounds, Jeanette Aplin writes warmly about the challenges of daily life - no electricity, no roads to the door of her small house in remote Iron Pot Bay, her laptop converted to solar power, giving her contact with family and friends.
Pigs are the focus of this book - this is the story about the adventures and dilemmas which face Jeanette as she raises kunekune pigs. But what happens when two pigs become too many pigs? What is the emotional price of bacon?
But this books about far more than pigs. As Jeanette Aplin looks into herself, often ruefully and always with candour and humour, we find ourselves deeply involved in a very different life, also compellingly universal.
It is also 'an accidental love story', not just with the pigs and other wild life but with husband, family, and friends and nature.
Her two previous accounts of life in remote parts of New Zealand, The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife and The Lighthouse Children's Mother, have sold widely.
About the author
Jeanette Aplin lives with her husband Pip on D'Urville Island. On her own most of the time while Pip works on the mainland, Jeanette deals with rampaging wild pigs, friends anchoring offshore with crayfish for supper, arranging transport for her kunekune pigs to other breeders - by boat to the mainland, air and then road transport - and the rest of daily life.
This latest book by Jeanette Aplin is about life after her time in lighthouses..