'A charming and happy story akin to drinking homemade lemonade while sitting on a verandah on a hot day.
It's the summer of 1970, not far from the stone fruit capital of New South Wales, where Mr Wigg lives alone on what is left of his family farm. Mrs Wigg has been gone a few years now but he thinks of her every day. He thinks of his daughter, too.
Mr Wigg spends his days tending his magnificent orchard, harvesting the fruits of his labours and, when it's on, listening to the cricket. Things are changing though, with Australia and England playing a one-day match, and his new neighbours, the Hazletts, planting grapes for wine.
His son is on at him to move into town - it's true a few little things are starting to go wrong every now and then - but Mr Wigg has his fruit trees, chooks, and garden to care for. His grandchildren visit often: to cook, eat, and hear his old stories. And there's a special project he has to finish.' (Publisher's blurb)