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David Robbins: Once upon a time, there was a little boy who grew up to love pigs...

David Robbins

Published 02/10/2010 | 05:00

There was, in retrospect, an inevitability about my love affair with pigs. The signs were there, if only I'd know what to look for.

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The early seeds were planted by tales of the reckless yet heroic Three Little Pigs, with their houses of straw, sticks and bricks, a morality tale of one-off housing and proper planning.

Then there was Charlotte's Web by E B White. If you look behind all that flashy spider-who-could-write stuff, the real star is Wilbur the pig, a lovable young porcine who survives all the dangers the Zuckermann Farm can throw at him.

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