Big Pig, Little Pig [Book Of The Week]

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0120170703

When Jacqueline Yallop 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 Jacqueline's increasing attachment for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.

Written by Jacqueline Yallop
Read by Imogen Stubbs
Abridged by Amanda Hargreaves
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

After some years in rural France, Jacqueline and husband Ed think about getting pigs.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0220170704

When Jacqueline Yallop 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 Jacqueline's increasing attachment for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.

Written by Jacqueline Yallop
Read by Imogen Stubbs
Abridged by Amanda Hargreaves
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

The pigs have settled in well and have now outgrown their enclosure.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0320170705

When Jacqueline Yallop 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 Jacqueline's increasing attachment for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.

Written by Jacqueline Yallop
Read by Imogen Stubbs
Abridged by Amanda Hargreaves
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

The pigs have offered a further entry into the ancient ways of the rural community.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0420170706

When Jacqueline Yallop 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 Jacqueline's increasing attachment for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.

Written by Jacqueline Yallop
Read by Imogen Stubbs
Abridged by Amanda Hargreaves
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

The pigs are nearing the time for slaughter.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0520170707

When Jacqueline Yallop 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 Jacqueline's increasing attachment for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.

Written by Jacqueline Yallop
Read by Imogen Stubbs
Abridged by Amanda Hargreaves
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Family guests are on their way and Little Pig has to be slaughtered in time for Christmas.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres