Big Pig Little Pig

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When Jacqueline moves to south-west France with her husband, she embraces rural village life and buys two pigs to rear for slaughter. But as she gets to know the animals better, her English sentimentality threatens to get in the way and she begins to wonder if she can actually bring herself to kill them. This is a memoir about that fateful decision, but it’s also about the ethics of meat eating in the modern age, and whether we should know, respect and even love the animals we eat. At its heart, this book is a love story, exploring the increasing attachment of the author for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.

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‘A love story, a meditation on meat eating, on farming animals, on the relations between man and beast. Yallop writes with great tenderness’ Daily Telegraph

On her fortieth birthday Jacqueline Yallop built a pig sty in rural south-west France. She and her husband Ed had decided to turn their Aveyron cottage and garden into a small holding. They bought two pigs – Big and Little – to rear and slaughter. The locals were full of advice, and with just a small amount of plastic poles and metallic string and some new Wellington boots, they were off.

They will cultivate the land. They will raise, then kill and eat their pigs. Or so they keep telling themselves. Because the reality is so very different from the romantic dreams of two stubborn English writers . . .

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 × 1.2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

232

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

636.4 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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