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Quentin Saxby Blake (b. 1932)

In England once there lived a big And wonderfully clever pig. To everybody it was plain That Piggy had a massive brain. He worked out sums inside his head, There was no book he hadn't read, He knew what made an aeroplane fly, He knew how engines worked and why. He knew all this, but in the end One question drove him round the bend: He simply couldn't puzzle out What LIFE was really all about.

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Quentin Saxby Blake (b. 1932)
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
To everybody it was plain
That Piggy had a massive brain.
He worked out sums inside his head,
There was no book he hadn't read,
He knew what made an aeroplane fly,
He knew how engines worked and why.
He knew all this, but in the end
One question drove him round the bend:
He simply couldn't puzzle out
What LIFE was really all about.
signed 'Quentin Blake'
pen and black ink and watercolour
7 x 9in. (19.7 x 24.8cm.)
Literature
An original illustration to a The Pig by Roald Dahl

Lot Essay

This lot was won as a grand prize in the Quentin Blake Award Competition for The Roald Dahl Foundation. The lot is being sold to raise money for a disabled child.
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