A home companion : my year of living like my grandmother – New Zealand e-book month

Wendyl Nissen is well-known as a straight talking journalist whose career has seen her edit top-selling magazines, produce ground-breaking television documentaries and take on talkback radio callers without batting a heavily made-up eyelid.

But what happened when she let three chickens called Marigold, Hillary and Yoko into her life on 24 October 2008?

A Home Companion details Wendyl’s year-long journey towards self sufficiency and life as a green goddess.

The book details each green goddess discovery as it happens – both the triumphs and the disasters – while Wendyl slowly sheds her corporate life and takes to wearing yards of muslin, leather sandals and forgets to straighten her hair.

A Home Companion is the book for any woman who finds herself yearning to get her hands covered in soil, rid her house of nasty chemicals, nurture her family and become a green goddess – even if it’s just at the weekends.

You can read A home companion as an e-book from our Overdrive collection.

A home companion is also available as a paper book.