About The


John Watson, the author of “William the Pig”, is an experienced writer with a love of story telling. In this collection, designed to captivate both young and adult readers, he demonstrates a talent and enthusiasm for concocting tales that not only entertain but also encourage discussion and the sharing of information.

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Brought up in rural Essex, seven miles from Saffron Walden, a town dominated by the weekly cattle markets held in the square, his ideas as to the character of farmyard animals form a background for the endearing William—a protagonist whose intelligence and resourcefulness illuminate each tale.

Following a career in the law, John is now an editor of the monthly online current affairs magazine Shaw Sheet (www.shawsheet.com) and his contributions to that and other newspapers and magazines include both serious and humorous articles. In William the Pig he devotes his talent for humour to stories set in the tranquility of rural Wales.

John’s tales aim to resonate with all ages, whether shared as bedtime stories between generations or savored independently by young readers eager to navigate William’s adventures. He has achieved his object of ensuring that “William The Pig” is not only a source of amusement but also provides an illustration of the value of initiative, friendship, and problem-solving. Through his writing John aspires to spark the imagination and curiosity of readers, offering an enchanting escape into a world where the exploits of a small pig solve all the problems, and above all to give readers of all ages the opportunity to laugh together.

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