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An excellent read!,
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This review is from: If Wishes Were Horses: A Memoir of Equine Obsession (Hardcover)
The title and sub-title of this book caught my attention as it reminded me of my own childhood love of all things horsey which has stayed with me throughout my life. The number of times I asked Santa for a pony - and he never delivered! So I had to fall back on a very vivid imagination and all of this is beautifully captured by the author. A lot of her memories are shared by me and I suspect, many others who were also drawn into that wonderful world of horses at a young age. Susanna Forrest also includes some fascinating psycholgical and historical insights into the long connection between humans (especially girls) and horses. This book is so much more than just a collection of memories. It is an intellectual study of a relationship, spanning centuries, that has provided so many people with such a great deal of pleasure. A thoroughly entertaining, absorbing and informative book. An excellent read!