Out soon: Thursday 6th July, 2017…

Some time after moving to south-west France, Jacqueline bought two pigs to rear for slaughter. But as she got to know the animals better, she began to wonder if she could really bring herself to kill them.


This is a memoir about what it means to raise animals for meat in the modern age. Threaded throughout is the celebrity 18th-Century story of Toby the Sapient Pig, and an elegy  to a rural France whose life and traditions are slowly dying out.  


At its heart, Big Pig Little Pig is a love story, exploring Jacqueline’s increasing attachment for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over many centuries.