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.
that warm feeling ... of what is right and good about the world overwhelmed me on closing this book. - Books + Publishing magazine beautiful and absorbing - Sydney Morning Herald on MR WIGG resonantly powerful at every bite...Just beautiful. - Australian Women's Weekly on MR WIGG Beautifully crafted and brimming with warmth. - Who Weekly on MR WIGG captures the pleasures of a simple country life - Vogue Australia Inga Simpson gives readers a character so realistic ... that it's hard to believe he's a work of fiction. - Herald Sun