This week we have been reading Claire Balding's 'My Animals and Other Family' which has many fine characters and is beautifully written. There are racehorses (not like Dragon although she dreams), lurchers (like Milo) and best of all Shetland ponies (like me!)! Claire Balding, for our non UK friends, is a sports commentator, former champion jockey and proper British eccentric who discusses her life through the animals she has shared it with - it is blissful to read and I was very happy to perch next to FH and sneak a look. I think Valkyrie the Queen's shetland who featured in the book may actually be a relation of mine ;-) In the end the book was finished, FH and I both felt a little sad, it was the end of the holiday, the end of the book and the sun had gone behind the clouds. Oh well I'm looking forward to the next book, if the sun will just hang on it would be very nice.
If you're in need of a little relaxation and a good book to while away the hours this book gets the Roller seal of approval.... I wonder what FH will have for me next? Hopefully not Black Beauty again for about the one millionth time.....
Wishing you a happy weekend, I'm off to see what else there is to read, any suggestions??
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you've lost a friend.