A FORMER South Wales Guardian reporter has just published a paperback about her family’s decision to move to France.

Lesley Tither worked on the Guardian in the 1970s under her then married name of Gibbins, while living in Llansadwrn. She left the area to live in Germany, returning in the 1980s to run a riding centre near Brechfa for eight years.

The book, Sell The Pig, published under the pen name of Tottie Limejuice, has been available for Kindle since February 2012 and has regularly featured in the top 20 books of its category on Amazon, attracting many 5- star reviews.

It tells the story of Lesley’s decision to move to France with her elderly mother, who suffered from vascular dementia and was receiving disappointing care in the UK.

Lesley also made the move with her manic-depressive brother, who lived in Kidwelly, where Lesley also lived for six months prior to the move.

Whileliving in Kidwelly, Lesley worked as a part-time lecturer in equine studies at Pibwrlwyd. South Wales gets plenty of mentions in Sell the Pig as Lesley recounts her experiences of nursing homes in the Carmarthen area.

Lesley still lives in the Auvergne region of central France and has recently applied for dual British/French nationality.

Sell the Pig is available from Amazon.co.uk