A new book from one of the Tamar Valley's biggest fans is hitting shelves around the world.
Tamar Valley freelance writer Fiona Stocker has released Apple Island Wife, which tells of her journey with her family from bustling metropolis' to her quiet living in the valley.
"It's a sea change story, we left Brisbane and moved here on a hunch," Mrs Stocker said.
"It's about leaving the city and coming to live in rural Australia which is something that a lot of people have dreamed of but are too sensible to do."
Mrs Stocker had lived in Brisbane for seven years and London for 10.
"I just had a whole string of city jobs that just felt so soulless and I never really felt that I had found my niche," she said.
"When I had children I thought 'I don't want to leave these children in childcare and go back to a city job that means nothing to me',".
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Mrs Stocker said Northern Tasmania had reminded of where she grew up in the UK - the Lake District.
"We [Stocker family] think we've now fallen on our feet because the Tamar is really going off, it's become a go-ahead place for tourism which we're involved in - it's been a good home to us," she said.
Apple Island Wife is filled with relatable and entertaining stories that Mrs Stocker hoped would resonate with readers.
"It's [Apple Island Wife] something a lot of couples do together and when you do these types of things as a couple it can test the relationship," Mrs Stocker said.
"It's quite a funny book, there's a fair bit in the book about the argy-bargy of marriage.
"You're suddenly facing all these different challenges together like having a feral cockerel in a septic tank that's leaking."
Apple Island Wife is available in Australia, the UK and the USA among other countries and has made it to the number one spot on the Australian travel books bestseller list.
It will be officially launched by West Tamar mayor Christina Holmdahl at Stories Bookshop in Launceston on August 31.