The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig

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Toby, the “remarkable sapient pig,” attains his celebrity in late-eighteenth-century England. After winning the blue ribbon at the Salford Livestock Fair and escaping the butcher’s knife with the help of young Sam, his first friend, 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). Eager to step out of the spotlight, Toby begins studies at Oxford and EdinƯburgh—where he encounters such luminaries as Samuel Johnson, Robert Burns, and William Blake—before finally settling down to tell his own exceptional story.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, c2012
Description: ix, 273 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9780670066339
Branch Call Number: Pott
Additional Contributors: Darton, William, 1755-1819


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