Sell the Pig

Sell the Pig

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What happens when dementia, depressed dipsomania and downright dottiness decide to uproot from the UK and move to France together. Worried by the lack of care for her frail elderly mother in the UK, Tottie decides a new life elsewhere might be the answer. Sell the Pig is a travel tale with a twist, describing with alternating humour and poignancy how a somewhat dysfunctional family decide to uproot and move to rural France. Eccentric Tottie, her manic depressive alcoholic brother, their mother, whose dementia has given her an obsession with bums, and an equally elderly border collie, decide France's Auvergne is to be their new home. This is the story of what led them to make that journey.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 14mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1480274917
  • 9781480274914
  • 1,271,232

Rating details

205 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 40% (82)
4 30% (62)
3 18% (36)
2 8% (16)
1 4% (9)

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As soon as I started reading the foreword, I knew I was going to love this book. Many books have been written about people's new lives in France, but not so many about the upheaval and organisation the move takes, without the added complication of a problematic brother and a very elderly mother. Tottie narrates the tale brilliantly with her forthright descriptions - no holds barred of her family, other people, and the events, which made them decide to move to France. Then, once the decision is made, she takes you with her as she overcomes the obstacles necessary to make it happen. You can laugh, cry and despair with her throughout the pages of this fantastic book as she organises everything and one, with the support of a good friend and of course her beloved Border Collie Meic.show more
by Mme Susan Keefe
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