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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, 10 Feb. 2011
This review is from: The Fox in the Cupboard: A Memoir (Paperback)
I sarted reading about Jane's excursions into the world of riding when she included some of them in her Times columns. On the strength of "If Jane could do it..." I took up riding lessons as well. (I am three years older than Jane). Reading her book now it is like reliving my own experience - the sharp, uncompromising instructor who never praises - the difficulty, nay impossibility of getting on the horse without help, the feeling of being a mere irritant on the top of the long-suffering animal. Jane sounds just as feeble as me, but the strange thing is she didn't give up. I gave up after spraining my ankle in the stirrup going round a circle in canter, and realising that I was totally not in control of the horse and never likely to be. Jane has described it all so beautifully. I also love her descriptions of a fifties childhood on the borders between suburbia and the countryside of the Home Counties. It brings it all back to me. Jane is a one-off writer and a very unusual thinker and observer, and I hope she produces more books.
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