Anyone who has read or followed (blog and social media) this author will be well acquainted with her excellent writing style and sense of humour. This introductory memoir is no exception.
The synopsis sets out the background:
‘Who would be stupid enough to open and run a riding school when they are terrified of horses, can’t ride, without insurance or capital, and with not the faintest idea of how to care for horses. Add to that, two of the four horses are not fit for the knacker’s yard. Yes, that’s exactly what I did – like so many of my adventures I ‘fell’ into this one as well with hilarious results.’
Describing the family background and her own lack of knowledge and experience Lucinda Clarke draws out the funny and serious sides of this escapade. Her sense of humour and self-depreciation are constantly in evidence as are her descriptive abilities.
Though the book stands upon its own feet, readers would benefit from reading the authors memoir ‘Walking Over Eggshells’ beforehand. Not a necessity but it would put some of the backstory issues into perspective. Besides which, it is a good read.
Bearing in mind this is a short book (36 pages in total), it would be unfair to author and potential reader, to say much more.
Readers will find this an entertaining read that wets the appetite for the next instalment (The book is an introduction to the overall tale.) Those who wish to have access to part 2 need to be aware it will only be available to those who have signed-up for Lucinda’s newsletter. A subscription link is provided within the book and is repeated below.
Four stars (4*)
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