Thursday, April 26, 2018

Book Review: How to Breed Sheep, Geese and English Eccentrics by Valerie Poore

When Maisie Peterson leaves university in 1977 without a job to go to, she decides to help her mother save her large and impractical country property in the wilds of rural Dorset by trying her hand at self-sufficiency. Ma is just a tad eccentric, though, and Maisie has no clue about farming. Her efforts are thwarted at quite a few turns by a flock of willful sheep, a dotty aunt, a charming but ineffective boyfriend and a swarthy, but highly desirably agricultural auctioneer. Emily, the ewe, runs rings round her while Ma drifts in and out of the scene in an ancient wedding dress, causing havoc in Maisie's attempts to sort out her personal as well as her agricultural problems.


  1. Thank you so much, Carol Ann! I am thrilled to have my book featured here today and I am really glad you enjoyed my eccentrics :)

  2. Thank you, Valerie, for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with us today. Please come back and see us again. Soon? Maybe an interview? I love your work and I know my readers will, too.