Piers Torday

Piers TordayPiers Torday was born in Northumberland, which is possibly the one part of England where more animals live than people. After school and university he worked as a producer and writer in theatre, live comedy and TV, including developing comedy shows like Argumental for Dave and the recent  Boom Town for BBC Three.

Piers’ father is the celebrated author Paul Torday, who wrote Salmon Fishing in the Yemen at the age of 59. This inspired Piers to start writing himself, and The Last Wild was born, which has now sold in over 11 countries worldwide. The sequel, The Dark Wild, was published in 2014. Piers now lives in London, where there are more animals than you might think.

Piers Torday’s Books

last wild     dark wild     wild beyond

8 Responses to Piers Torday

  1. Taylor says:

    The Last Wild by Piers Torday

    Kester Jaynes spends his life locked away in Spectrum Hall, but that is all about to change because Kester is about to go on an amazing adventure. He has a secret that even he doesn’t know. And a flock of pigeons are coming to help him discover that secret!

    This is an amazing novel by Piers Torday. You will love it especially if you love animals! It’s so gripping that you won’t want to put the book down.

  2. Owen says:

    The Last Wild by Piers Torday

    Can you imagine what it would be like to actually talk to animals? Well 12-year-old Kester Jaynes can. He can’t communicate with humans so well, so his world is upside down when he meets Polly. But he can talk to the Stag and the rest of his wild. And this is just the beginning.

    I would definitely recommend this book to people who like adventures. You will love it!

  3. Calvin says:

    The Last Wild by Piers Torday

    Once there was a boy named Kester Jaynes, who got sent to Spectrum Hall (not a very nice place). He could not find out why his dad had sent him there so he broke out with a cockroach named The General and a flock of pigeons, who took him to the Ring of Trees where the story really begins.

    This is an exciting book that every pupil in primary 5 should read!

  4. Kieran says:

    The Last Wild by Piers Torday

    Imagine a world with no animals. No birds in the sky and no pets to cuddle at home. That is how Kester Jaynes has to live. Everyone thinks there are no animals left until one day Kester wakes up to find 100 pigeons and thousands of cockroaches in his room to break him out of the prison-like Spectrum Hall. They take him to a place called the Ring of Trees, but why is he there?
    This is the gripping first book of Piers Torday’s amazing trilogy. It’s very descriptive and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves animals.

  5. Callum says:

    Kester is a boy with special powers and he hasn’t seen his dad in a long time. He is in a place for kids when he’s rescued by a flock of pigeons in order to save the last remaining animals on earth. Then Kester meets a stag that is the leader of the last wild animals, who asks for Kester’s help to save the wild from the Red Eye. Can Kester do it?
    I love this book and I recommend it to P3 and up!

  6. Luke says:

    The Last Wild by Piers Torday

    This book is about a boy called Kester Jaynes, who can talk to animals, but not humans. Kester is trapped inside Spectrum Hall, which is controlled by the evil Factorum. But once a flock of pigeons arrive in his room along with a bossy cockroach ‘General’, Kester is able to escape to try to help the animals with the deadly ‘red eye’ disease.

    This book is amazing and has extraordinary cliffhangers! Please read this book!

  7. Rachel says:

    The Last Wild by Piers Torday

    Can you imagine that you have the power to talk to animals? Well 12 year old Kester Jaynes does. He lives in the horrible Spectrum Hall until a flock of pigeons and an army of cockroaches break him out and carry him away to the Ring of Trees where he meets the Stag and Wolf Cub. Later he meets Polly and together they all embark on the adventure of their lives!
    I loved this book because it is adventurous and funny. I would recommend it to pupils in P4 and up.

  8. Kyle says:

    The Last Wild by Piers Torday

    This book is all about a 12 year old boy name Kester Jaynes who can communicate with animals. After Kester’s mum dies he ends up at Spectrum Hall until a cockroach General and a flock of pigeons help him escape. All the animals he meets are dying, so what is he going to do to save them?

    The Last Wild is both astonishing and gripping. I love this book so much that I couldn’t put it down. I recommend this book to anyone who likes animals. You have to read it because you will definitely enjoy it!

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