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Pyg - The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig

Russell Potter

A heartwarming debut introduces readers to the adventures of its overachieving porcine narratorBlending the sophisticated satire of Jonathan Swift with the charming exuberance of a Pixar film, Pyg tells the story of Toby, a truly exceptional pig who lived in late eighteenth-century England. After winning the blue ribbon at the Salford Livestock Fair and escaping the butcher's knife, Toby tours the country, wowing circus audiences with his abilities to count, spell, and even read the minds of ladies (but only with their permission, of course). He goes on to study at Oxford and Edinburgh-encountering such luminaries as Samuel Johnson, Robert Burns, and William Blake-before finally writing his own life story. Quirky, beguiling, and endlessly entertaining, this memoir of a "remarkable sapient pig" is a sharp and witty delight.

A heartwarming debut introduces readers to the adventures of its overachieving porcine narratorBlending the sophisticated satire of Jonathan Swift with the charming exuberance of a Pixar film, Pyg tells the story of Toby, a truly exceptional pig who lived in late eighteenth-century England. After winning the blue ribbon at the Salford Livestock Fair and escaping the butcher's knife, Toby tours the country, wowing circus audiences with his abilities to count, spell, and even read the minds of ladies (but only with their permission, of course). He goes on to study at Oxford and Edinburgh-encountering such luminaries as Samuel Johnson, Robert Burns, and William Blake-before finally writing his own life story. Quirky, beguiling, and endlessly entertaining, this memoir of a "remarkable sapient pig" is a sharp and witty delight.
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

A heartwarming debut introduces readers to the adventures of its overachieving porcine narratorBlending the sophisticated satire of Jonathan Swift with the charming exuberance of a Pixar film, Pyg tells the story of Toby, a truly exceptional pig who lived in late eighteenth-century England. After winning the blue ribbon at the Salford Livestock Fair and escaping the butcher's knife, Toby tours the country, wowing circus audiences with his abilities to count, spell, and even read the minds of ladies (but only with their permission, of course). He goes on to study at Oxford and Edinburgh-encountering such luminaries as Samuel Johnson, Robert Burns, and William Blake-before finally writing his own life story. Quirky, beguiling, and endlessly entertaining, this memoir of a "remarkable sapient pig" is a sharp and witty delight.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Callow

Length:

5h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

52:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:28