A Luncheon with Russell Potter, editor of Pyg - The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig



A heartwarming debut introduces readers to the adventures of its overachieving porcine narrator

Blending the sophisticated satire of Jonathan Swift with the charming exuberance of a Pixar film, Pyg tells the story of Toby, a truly exceptional pig who lived in late eighteenth-century England. After winning the blue ribbon at the Salford Livestock Fair and escaping the butcher's knife, 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). He goes on to study at Oxford and Edinburgh—encountering such luminaries as Samuel Johnson, Robert Burns, and William Blake—before finally writing his own life story. Quirky, beguiling, and endlessly entertaining, this memoir of a "remarkable sapient pig" is a sharp and witty delight.

Lunch ticket is the book purchase of $15 and includes salads, wine or seltzer and dessert from our local Mystic Market.  Come ready for some good conversation and laughs!  Please call us to reserve your ticket.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event address: 
53 W Main St
06355 Mystic