• By turn, poignant, funny, educational and, yes, brutal . . . Yallop's skill lies in blending autobiography with lyrical nature writing.

    Radio Times
  • Quietly devastating . . . Yallop writes with great tenderness about the hogs as housekeepers and gourmands

    Daily Telegraph
  • A delightful and entertaining memoir

    Woman and Home
  • A beautifully written and quietly devastating account of raising two young pigs on [Yallop's] smallholding in the south of France

    Frances Wilson, The New Statesman
  • The narrative tension is as tightly coiled as a thriller

  • Fascinating . . . you certainly have a treat in store

    Literary Review
  • Very affecting

    Daily Mail

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