By Tom Holt
Polly is a true property solicitor. She is usually wasting her brain. an individual retains ingesting her espresso. And chatting with her consumers. And doing her activity. And while she is going to the dry cleaner's to choose up her costume for the occasion, it's no longer there. now not the gown - the dry cleaner's.
And then there are the chickens who imagine they're humans. whatever unusual is well occurring - and it's going to take greater than a paranormal ring to style it out.
From one of many funniest voices in comedian fiction this present day comes a hilarious story of pigs and parallel worlds.
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