Sunday 9th of June 2024
The Arts

October’s Book List

The latest inspirational book releases from a humoured tale about an accidentally purchased racehorse to the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II.


Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis.

New York Times Bestseller! The remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II.



Coolmore Stud

The inside story of the greatest breeding operation in Ireland is told for the first time.


Racing Through Life: A Jump Jockey’s Tale

The tale of Sam Morshead, the first leading professional jockey to have become an acclaimed racecourse manager.


Horses, Portraits by Derry Moore

Derry Moore’s photographs celebrate the extraordinary beauty in the trappings and traditions of the equestrian world. Offering a privileged glimpse into the lives of jockeys and cavalrymen, Spanish riding schools, and Midwestern rodeos, these pictures take the reader to paddocks, courses, and stables the world over and reveal the customs and passions of equestrian culture.



Crash: A High Speed Thriller Set in the World of Formula 1 (Matt Straker)

A different kind of horse power and the sequel to Driven…

The book is reminiscent of the best Robert Ludlum-like thrillers … Toby Vintcent has succeeded like no one before him. NEW YORK TIMES


The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop by Clare Balding 

A classic, funny animal story about a girl that accidentally buys a racehorse. With Derby Day fast approaching and only a win can save the family farm from being repossessed. Can Charlie turn her chaotic family into a top training team?


Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet.

Star of Channel 5’s television series The Yorkshire Vet, Julian Norton has written a warm, evocative and often funny memoir of his life and the huge variety of animals and people he has met along the way.



Equestrian Parade!

This coloring book is for horse-and-art-loving children and adults alike. Color, cut out, frame and hang the original equestrian art by Ellen Sallas (Ellen C Maze).



The Ride of My Life: Memoirs of a Sporting Editor by Michael Clayton.

The story of the equestrian journalist and former editor of the Horse and Hound magazine.


Sprinter Sacre: The Impossible Dream

An extraordinary tale is told of a racehorse whose incredible looks are, for once, matched by his achievements.



The Royal Rabbits Of London 

Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, but when he stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie, it’s up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the diabolical plot! 



Hunting, Racing and Polo Things and How to Clean Them

A little book on hunting things, on how to clean them and on valeting generally. Edited with drawings and notes on the singular usage of things connected with hunting. 



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