Troubador The Further Adventures of Periwinkle Pig

Released: 28/11/2022

ISBN: 9781803135168

Format: Paperback

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The Further Adventures of Periwinkle Pig


In his first book, after leaving school, Periwinkle set off from his home in England to become an explorer and to discover places that nobody had found before. He had set his heart on getting to Egypt which he thought sounded a fascinating place and must surely be close to undiscovered places.

If you're joining us as old friends, you'll remember we last saw Periwinkle on a boat that was taking him to France and now we're in Europe with him where he is pleased to find that there are plenty more opportunities for an exploring piglet to have adventures!

Periwinkle is a cheerful and friendly piglet and meets many interesting characters as he walks along. On his journey through Europe he climbs tall buildings and mountains, catches a thief and finds hidden treasure. He travels by bicycle (though not very far), train, more boats and a fast red sports car. He becomes a hero as well as an adventurer, but has some scary moments that threaten to bring his exploring to a premature end. Surely not!

He finds good use for the things that he had packed in his duffel bag before leaving home, but will the sandwiches that his mother made for him run out before he reaches his goal?

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Peter Cutler and Kath Kyle

Peter was a prolific writer. He wrote stories, factual articles, letters and even draft screenplays. Periwinkle was born in Peter's mind as a series of "read to at bedtime" stories for a child. He had talked about it for several years but there was never any sign that he had written any of his ideas down.

After he died in 2018 his daughter, Kath, came across many files of writing including a complete file labelled "Periwinkle". The file contained complete stories, part-written stories and lots of ideas for plots and characters.

Kath took the papers away with her and one Sunday afternoon sat down to read them. She loved it. It really made her smile. She remembered, as a child, her Dad reading to her at bedtime and their favourite book was Winnie the Pooh. It was clear that Peter had written Periwinkle in a similar style of gentle whimsy and that he had intended the story to be as entertaining for the adult reading it as for the child listening.

Kath decided that she would try to finish and publish the book in honour of her Dad. "The adventures of Periwinkle Pig" is the result of that labour of love.

Excitingly this book has only used part of the writing that Kath came across and there is every possibility that "The further adventures of Periwinkle Pig" will follow.

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