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If Wishes Were Horses

If Wishes Were Horses
RRP: £16.99 Published by: Atlantic Books
Size(mm): 210x148 Published: 01 Mar 2012
Pages: 368 ISBN: 9780857891273
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Susanna Forrest grew up in the 1980s near Norwich, and like many a girl, she yearned for a pony. She was never to get one, but this didn't stop her becoming obsessed with all things equine.

If Wishes Were Horses is the story of that all-consuming interest, and of the author's nervewracked attempts later in life to ride once again. However, as Susanna Forrest's journey unfolds, it leads her to horse-obsessed princesses, recovering crack addicts, courtesans, warriors, pink-obsessed
schoolgirls, national heroines and runaways across the ages. From girl-riders of the Bronze Age, to lavishly adorned equestrian Victorians and twenty-first-century children on horseback in Brixton, she
explores the development of this Pony Cult from its earliest times to the present day. In doing so, she takes to the saddle once more and rediscovers her own riding legs in this frank, eclectic and captivating memoir of an ever-changing equine world.

About the author

Susanna Forrest graduated from Cambridge with a first in Social Anthropology and Modern Languages and then worked for literary agent Vivien Green at Sheil Land Associates for a while, before spending two weird and wonderful years as assistant editor at the Erotic Review. She is now a freelance editor and journalist who has written for the Guardian and Daily Telegraph, among others. She lives in Berlin.

If Wishes Were Horses

If Wishes Were Horses
RRP: £8.99 Published by: Atlantic Books
Size(mm): 198x129 Published: 01 Feb 2013
Pages: 368 ISBN: 9780857891297
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Susanna Forrest grew up in the 1980s near Norwich and, like many a girl, she yearned for a pony. She never did get one of her own, but this didn't stop her becoming obsessed with all things equine.

If Wishes Were Horses is the story of that all-consuming interest. As Susanna's journey unfolds, it leads her to horse-fixated princesses, recovering crack addicts, national heroines and runaways across the ages. From girl-riders of the Bronze Age, to lavishly adorned equestrian Victorians and twenty-first-century children on horseback in Brixton, she explores the development of this Pony Cult from its earliest times to the present day. In doing so, she takes to the saddle once more and rediscovers her own riding legs in this frank, eclectic and captivating memoir of an ever-changing equine world.

About the author

Susanna Forrest is a freelance editor and journalist who lives in Berlin. She blogs about horse history at http://susannaforrest.wordpress.com

If Wishes Were Horses

If Wishes Were Horses
RRP: £6.99 Published by: Atlantic Books
Size(mm): Other Published: 01 Mar 2012
Pages: ISBN: 9780857897138
Buy: Buy this book from Amazon Buy this book from Foyles Buy this book from Waterstones Buy this book from Kobo

Susanna Forrest grew up in the 1980s near Norwich, and like many a girl, she yearned for a pony. She was never to get one, but this didn't stop her becoming obsessed with all things equine.

If Wishes Were Horses is the story of that all-consuming interest, and of the author's nervewracked attempts later in life to ride once again. However, as Susanna Forrest's journey unfolds, it leads her to horse-obsessed princesses, recovering crack addicts, courtesans, warriors, pink-obsessed schoolgirls, national heroines and runaways across the ages. From girl-riders of the Bronze Age, to lavishly adorned equestrian Victorians and twenty-first-century children on horseback in Brixton, she explores the development of this Pony Cult from its earliest times to the present day. In doing so, she takes to the saddle once more and rediscovers her own riding legs in this frank, eclectic and captivating memoir of an ever-changing equine world.

About the author

Susanna Forrest is a freelance editor and journalist who lives in Berlin. She blogs about horse history at http://susannaforrest.wordpress.com