This, the first of James Robertson’s sagas about agriculture and country life, demonstrates that the young and inexperienced Robertson was even more prone to disaster than the older and still inexperienced Robertson. His pigs bit him, gave him lice, crawled up to his bed and indicated that man is not necessarily the dominant species. How do you communicate the facts of life to an innocent young boar? Persuade a sow not to eat her young? Survive an investigation by the Inland Revenue? Stay out of jail when your newly insured barn goes up in smoke? Any Fool Can be a Pig Farmer shows the other side of the rural idyll. It is painful, real and very funny.
James Irvine Robertson is an author, broadcaster, historian, humorous columnist and contributor to a wide variety of newspapers and magazines in the UK, US and Australia. After working in advertising he became a pig and dairy farmer in South West England, contributed to agricultural journals and wrote a series of comic novels - the ‘Any Fool’ series.