Albert by Didier Levy
A Story

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Albert the pig imagines himself the finest pig in the pigsty and expects to become a movie star, admired by pretty lady pigs in bikinis and envied by gentleman pigs.
 

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Anthea Bell was born in Suffolk, was educated at Somerville College, Oxford, and has worked as a translator for a number of years, primarily from German and French. Her translations include works of non-fiction, literary and popular fiction, and books for young people including classic German works by the Brothers Grimm, Clemens Brentano, Wilhelm Hauff and Christian Morgenstern. Bell has also served on the committee of the Translators` Association and the jury panel of the Schlegel-Tieck German translation prize in Great Britain. She has been the recipient of a number of translation prizes and awards, among them the 1987 Schlegel-Tieck Award for Hans Berman's The Stone and the Flute (Viking) and the first Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation for Christine Nöstlinger's A Dog's Life (Andersen Press). Bell was selected by a five-member jury as the recipient of the 2002 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translatorżs Prize for her exceptional translation of W.G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz, published Random House. He also won the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize in 2009 for How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Kingfisher Books. 27 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Enamored of his own porcine perfection, a pig named Albert is convinced that his future holds Hollywood, ``lady pigs in bikinis'' and pounds of strawberry jam.

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LONDON—Since 1984 the French-Canadian "Cirque du Soleil" has dazzled audiences all over the world with its classy take on traditional circus skills, minus the animal acts.

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London: The Victoria & Albert Museum's big spring show, "The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900," is about the poets, painters, sculptors, designers and architects who paid lip-service to the slogan "art for art's sake."

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