The Pig Did It

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National Pig Day will soon be upon us.  It’s only 7 days away. To clear up any confusion, it’s a day “to accord to the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intelligent and useful domesticated animals”. In honour of NPD (not to be confused with NDP), lets look at The Pig Did It by Joseph Caldwell. This book is the first in the Pig Trilogy. Book two The Pig Comes To Dinner is due out in May. NoveList describes the first book as a “whimsical first installment”. Creative writing instructor Aaron McCloud leaves New York  to stay with his aunt Kitty in western Ireland. Aaron who is unhappy in love attracts the attention of a lost pig. Things get exciting when the pig digs up the skeleton of a missing man, later identified as Declan Tovey in Kitty’s garden. Kitty blames the pig‘s owner Lolly McKeever for the murder. But Lolly isn’t fessing up to murder. She won’t even admit to owning the pig. (This somehow reminds me of the time my dog followed me to school and into my classroom. When the teacher asked whose dog it was, I didn’t admit it was mine.) So if you’re a mystery buff, a fan of all things Irish, enjoy a romantic comedy or …love pigs, this is the book for you. If you enjoy this book and are looking for more titles featuring swine, check out the NoveList database in our Virtual Collection. A search under the word pigs brings up over 2500 titles. Happy National Pig Day everyone. If you’re in the Brodie Library this week stop by the Reference Department to see our display for NPD. It might give you some ideas to add to your reading list. We even have a flying pig. Enjoy. Karen Piglet

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