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Pig in the Middle

Pig in the Middle

What happens when a man wonders aloud if a pig would make a good pet? A great deal – once his wife discovers a kind the size of a handbag.

Matt Whyman is a writer and house husband. He enjoys the quiet life. His career wife, Emma, prefers the chaos a big brood can bring. On top of four challenging children, one freaked-out feline, a wolf-like dog and a wild bunch of ex-battery chickens, she brings minipigs Butch and Roxi into the fold.

But can the new arrivals really cuddle up on the sofa, or will their growing presence spark a battle of hearts, snouts and minds?

Funny, touching and entertaining, Pig in the Middle charts the trials and errors of one man and his menagerie. With help and advice from a seasoned local smallholder, Matt sets out to master the art of managing minipigs – inside the house and out. Then someone suggests breeding minipiglets, and Matt’s understanding of marriage is tested in the most unexpected ways…

Previously published as OINK! MY LIFE WITH MINIPIGS.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

On Sale: 17th February 2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781444711677


This merry memoir of family growing pains and too many pets has so many laugh-out-loud sequences it's embarrassing to read in public... the most good-hearted, hilarious memoir in years.
<i>Shelf Awareness</i>
Move over Marley, a pair of cute mini-pigs are about to take over the world.
<i>New York Post</i>
A darling book - very funny and definitely for animal lovers.
Be careful where you read this book because it is laugh-out-loud funny... Whyman has a flair for self-deprecating asides and for making the "ordinary" sparkling. It's compelling, bristles with irony and is sure to delight animal lovers.
<i>Daily Telegraph</i> (Sydney)
Funny, frank and charming.
Lisa Jewell
'Move over Marley, a pair of cute mini-pigs are about to take over the world'.
Simon & Schuster
Definitely my favourite pigs since Babe... funny and completely charming.
Jenny Colgan
Written with wry humour and accompanied by numerous photographs, ink is a moving salute to love, family and commitment.
<i>Richmond Times-Dispatch</i>
What a fabulous, funny read! I enjoyed every page. Highly recommended for anyone with a pet, a partner, a family, a sense of humour...or even a minipig.
Sophie Kinsella