Author Frank Dickinson and his wife Gillian left England for New Zealand as newlyweds. Three years later, they moved to Australia.
Leaving behind successful careers in Sydney, the couple and their children start a new life as worm farmers on the New South Wales coast in Berry. Many adventures later, they still love living there.
There’s a Worm in My Cake is a humorous account of their momentous decision to leave behind the corporate rat race to pursue the dream of rural self-sufficiency on the beautiful NSW coast in the early 1980s.
“The book follows our triumphs and tragedies, and the establishment of a successful mail order worm farming operation that includes floods, hailstorms, flea infestations and sewer blockages, chicken massacres and worm escapes, along with the fun and enjoyment that we experienced with some of our loveable and unconventional animal charges.”
Their adventures include horse breaking, dairy farming, house building, mastering the art of tree felling with an ancient chainsaw, and developing the worm business, which presents many interesting and hazardous situations, some of which are funny, while some have heartbreaking consequences.
Author Bio: Frank Dickinson was born in Wales in 1945 and has lived in New South Wales, Australia, since 1969. This is his first book.