Thursday 26th of November 2020

The Horse by Wendy Williams

Through the life of the horse, natural and human history meet. They have been our companions in work and leisure for thousands of years; as a species we have profited immeasurably from their resilience, strength and intelligence.

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In The Horse, journalist and equestrienne Wendy Williams brilliantly brings to life the story of one of the most-loved animals in the world. She travels the globe to discover the history of our noble companion, one which stretches back fifty-six million years. From the streets of Vienna to the rugged terrain of Galicia, Williams demonstrates the horse’s intelligence and strength.

Blending profound scientific insights and remarkable stories, The Horse is a unique biography of the animal which has carried us across plains and into battle, and whose fascinating past and finely-nuanced mind are brought to life here in this masterful work of narrative non-fiction.

Wendy Williams has been a science journalist for more than thirty years, with articles appearing in publications across the United States. She is the author of several books, including Kraken and Cape Wind. Horses have been part of her life since she was five years old.

‘A remarkable treasure chest of a book. Wendy Williams ropes together history, science and fascinating personal experiences to give new insights on every page. You’ll never look at a horse the same way again.’
Nicholas Evans, author of The Horse Whisperer 

‘Engaging, comprehensive…delightful…an accessible read and a gift for horse lovers.’
‘Simultaneously a fascinating natural biography; a scientific travelogue…and a compelling
exploration of the bond that unites horses and humans’
BBC Wildlife
‘Charming and deeply interesting… Williams does a marvellous job of exploring the nature of horses from many different perspectives.’
Wall Street Journal, Best Books of 2015

Publishing on 14 July 2016. Available to pre-order on Amazon. Paperback £9.99

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