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In Praise of Famous Horses

An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture, Myth and Sport

Sean Magee



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12 January 2021
Horses is an A-Z companion to perhaps the most loved of all domesticated animals. The book's entries include a wealth of unexpected, fascinating and serendipitous information, from horse-slang phrases to horses in British pub signs, and from the horse in advertising to the horse as a food item. Themes such as the horse in warfare and the horse in folklore abound.

These features add up to a richly satisfying accumulation of information about the horse's role in human culture and society over two millennia. Horses will not only be a helpful reference source and congenial bedside book for those who work with or enjoy horses, but also a satisfying and browsable companion for the inquisitive general reader.
By:   Sean Magee
Imprint:   Cassells
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 218mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9780304365395
ISBN 10:   0304365394
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   12 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sean Magee is one of the UK's most prominent and respected writers on horse-racing matters and the author of numerous books on the subject including Channel Four Racing: The Complete A-Z of Horse Racing. He is also the editor of Ascot: The History. Currently editorial director of Politico's, Sean Magee lives in rural Oxfordshire with his family.

Reviews for In Praise of Famous Horses: An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture, Myth and Sport

Many books have been written about famous horses but none like this; a well-informed, enthusiastic, engagingly written and unusually wide-ranging work. It was written to celebrate horses famous for whatever reason and it succeeds wonderfully well -- David Ashforth * THE RACING POST *

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