Babe, The Sheep-Pig Theatre Production

Published on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

“Whether you know the tale because of the film, or the book, or even if you don’t know the story at all, get yourself along to the Mercury for the big treat of the summer!” – Five star review from @British_Theatre #thatlldopig When Farmer Hoggett wins Babe, an orphaned piglet, at the village fair he […]

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Farmborough Church Primary School

Published on Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Dick King-Smith had many jobs before becoming a children’s author, including being a soldier, farmer, and primary school teacher. He taught at Farmborough Church Primary School near Bath for seven years, a job he very much enjoyed. After he became an author, he would regularly visit the school to read stories and talk to the […]

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Dick King-Smith’s love for poetry

Published on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Throughout his life, Dick loved to write poetry, and would often send humorous poems to his friends and family. Here’s one he wrote about his friend Jo and Jo’s dog Ben…

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An excerpt from Dick’s autobiography

Published on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

An excerpt from Dick’s autobiography; Chewing the Cud – An unexpected life from farmyard to Hollywood. ‘Up until this point it had been an unremarkable farm dispersal sale. They had dealt with the machinery and the implements, and all the usual job-lots – old tins of paint or grease, bottles of medicine for stock, coils […]

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New Sophie omnibus edition is out now!

New Sophie omnibus edition is out now!

Published on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone’s favourite farmer-to-be! A bind-up of three classic stories featuring the inimitable Sophie, Dick King-Smith’s most adored (human!) character, beautifully re-imagined twenty years later by the witty, perceptive paintbrush of the award-winning Hannah Shaw. Sophie loves animals of all kinds, but how will she grow up to be a […]

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