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Mr Wigg - Inga Simpson

Paperback Published: 26th April 2017
ISBN: 9780733637841
Number Of Pages: 304

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'beautiful and absorbing' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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 . . .

It's a lot of work for an old man with shaking hands, but he'll give it a go, as he always has.

About the Author

Inga Simpson began her career as a professional writer for government before gaining a PhD in creative writing. In 2011, she took part in the Queensland Writers Centre Manuscript Development Program and, as a result, Hachette Australia published her first novel, Mr Wigg, in 2013. NEST, Inga's second novel, was published in 2014, before being longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Stella Prize, and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. Inga's third novel, the acclaimed Where the Trees Were, was published in 2016. Inga won the final Eric Rolls Prize for her nature writing and recently completed a second PhD, exploring the history of Australian nature writers. Inga's memoir about her love of Australian nature and life with trees, Understory, will be published in June 2017.

Industry Reviews

that warm feeling . . . of what is right and good about the world overwhelmed me on closing this book. - BOOKS + PUBLISHING

beautiful and absorbing - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

resonantly powerful at every bite...Just beautiful. - THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY

Beautifully crafted and brimming with warmth. - WHO WEEKLY

captures the pleasures of a simple country life - VOGUE

Inga Simpson gives readers a character so realistic ... that it's hard to believe he's a work of fiction. - HERALD SUN

Captivates to the end - GOOD READING

A tender story - COUNTRY LIFE

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This book is soul food. Read it and you'll find yourself coming back to the core of what it's really saying. It's beautiful written. And the story stays softly with you

Tathra nsw


Just beautiful


Leaves you with a warm feeling about what is right and good in the world. I was sorry to end this book and it's one to keep returning too



Mr Wigg

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ISBN: 9780733637841
ISBN-10: 0733637841
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th April 2017
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1