The Horse Dancer

The Horse Dancer Author Jojo Moyes
ISBN-10 9781524704445
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A quintessential Jojo Moyes novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything When Sarah’s grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo—hoping that one day she’ll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood—she quietly trains in city’s parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits. Natasha, a young lawyer, is reeling after her failed marriage: her professional judgment is being questioned, her new boyfriend is a let-down, and she’s forced to share her house with her charismatic ex-husband. Yet when the willful fourteen-year-old Sarah lands in her path, Natasha decides to take the girl under her wing. But Sarah is keeping a secret—a secret that will change the lives of everyone involved forever.

Dancer

Dancer Author Shelley Peterson
ISBN-10 0889841772
Year 1996-11-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher The Porcupine's Quill
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Hilary James wins the Fuller Trophy with her horse Dancer and is invited to perform for Queen Elizabeth so now Samuel Owens wants Dancer for his niece, Sara.

Miskeen

Miskeen Author Judy Andrekson
ISBN-10 9781770490000
Year 2009-06-05
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Tundra Books
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Miskeen was born in obscurity on a Russian farm, sold to a traveling circus, and earned a reputation performing in small towns in the 1980s. He was schooled first as a liberty (rider-less) horse and then as a “dancing” (dressage) performer. Dancing was what he did best, and he was often observed trotting on the spot whenever he heard music. He matured into a magnificent, highly trained and valuable animal. But then tragedy struck. Confined in his stall after an exhausting day of performances in unbearable heat, Miskeen was spotted by a boy. The boy took up a training whip and beat the horse mercilessly until, in panic, Miskeen struck out. The boy was bitten severely, and, in retribution, Miskeen was ordered to have all his teeth pulled so that he could never “turn vicious” again. Suddenly the magnificent animal was disabled, humiliated, unable to eat, and totally worthless to those who had prized him. Miskeen would have died, had he not been rehabilitated by a young British woman named Vicky Malia. He recovered, eventually rewarding his new owner with private dance performances. It seemed he still had an ear for music and a memory of grander days. Miskeen is dancing still. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fire Dancer

Fire Dancer Author Colleen Coble
ISBN-10 9781418576158
Year 2006-10-08
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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When a serial arsonist known as The Fire Dancer strikes in the wilds of Arizona, Tess finds herself fighting more than wildfires. Tess Masterson's parents died in a terrible barn fire. The tragedy drover her to become one of the best smoke jumpers in the business. Though she makes a living jumping out of planes into roaring wildfires, she's never found the courage to face the wounds of her past--or to deal with the anger that flares whenever she encounters Chase Huston. When a serial arsonist known as The Fire Dancer strikes near her old homeplace in Arizona, Tess must examine her past. Can she confront her own demons and put a stop to the terror that has the area in flames?

The Peacock Emporium

The Peacock Emporium Author Jojo Moyes
ISBN-10 9781848947498
Year 2008-01-10
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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An escapist and romantic read from the queen of emotional women's fiction and RNA prize winner Jojo Moyes: 'A charming and enchanting read' Company Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. And within two years of her marriage, the rumours had begun again. Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother's shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium. Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life. But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events. Only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future . . .

The Horses Know

The Horses Know Author Lynn Mann
ISBN-10 1911175270
Year 2016-06-29
Pages 396
Language en
Publisher
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The human race has all but destroyed itself and those who remain know that they must avoid repeating the mistakes of their ancestors. Life is a struggle but just when it seems as though all may be lost, the horses intervene. Through the bonds that develop between humans and their horses, people learn what the horses know, ensuring the advancement of humanity. And the horses wait for the person who will be able to help them in return ...

The After Party

The After Party Author Anton DiSclafani
ISBN-10 9780698161238
Year 2016-05-17
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"A vintage version of 'Gossip Girl' meets bigger hair." —The Skimm "DiSclafani’s story sparkles like the jumbo diamonds her characters wear to one-up each other. Historical fiction lovers will linger over every lush detail." —People One of the Best New Books for Summer 2016 – Good Housekeeping One of the 3 Beach Reads You Won’t Be Able to Put Down – O Magazine From the bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of lifelong female friendship – in all its intimate agony and joy – set within a world of wealth, beauty, and expectation. Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man wants her; every woman wants to be her. Devoted to Joan since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But when Joan’s radical behavior escalates the summer they are twenty-five, Cece considers it her responsibility to bring her back to the fold, ultimately forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is. A thrilling glimpse into the sphere of the rich and beautiful at a memorable moment in history, The After Party unfurls a story of friendship as obsessive, euphoric, consuming, and complicated as any romance.

The King Must Die

The King Must Die Author Mary Renault
ISBN-10 9781480432888
Year 2013-09-10
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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“Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us.” —Hilary Mantel In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. What the founder-hero might have been in real life is another question, brilliantly explored in The King Must Die. Drawing on modern scholarship and archaeological findings at Knossos, Mary Renault’s Theseus is an utterly lifelike figure—a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength and weakness—but also one steered by implacable prophecy. The story follows Theseus’s adventures from Troizen to Eleusis, where the death in the book’s title is to take place, and from Athens to Crete, where he learns to jump bulls and is named king of the victims. Richly imbued with the spirit of its time, this is a page-turner as well as a daring act of imagination. Renault’s story of Theseus continues with the sequel The Bull from the Sea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.

Traveller

Traveller Author Richard Adams
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014890878
Year 1988-04-15
Pages 277
Language en
Publisher Arrow
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Examines the events of the Civil War through the eyes of General Robert E. Lee's closest companion and devoted horse, Traveller.

They Shoot Horses Don t They

They Shoot Horses  Don t They Author Horace McCoy
ISBN-10 9781847653109
Year 2011-05-26
Pages 161
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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The Depression of the 1930s led people to desperate measures to survive. The marathon dance craze, which flourished at that time seemed a simple way for people to earn extra money dancing the hours away for cash, for weeks at a time. But the underside of that craze was filled with a competition and violence unknown to most ballrooms. A lurid tale of dancing and desperation: Horace McCoy's classic American novel captures the dark side of the 1930s.

The Tale of the Dancing Slaughter Horse

The Tale of the Dancing Slaughter Horse Author Victoria Shade
ISBN-10 0997237775
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 314
Language en
Publisher Amberjack Publishing
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As a young girl, Victoria's world is peppered with chaos after her parents' divorce and abusive father. To find stability, Victoria throws herself into the world of dressage, a sport that tests the unity of horse and rider as they engage in what can only be called dancing. She finds a sense of calm in the stables near her New York home. When Victoria meets Moonshine, an ex-racehorse saved from years of neglect and a future in the slaughterhouse, she despairs at having to ride such a difficult and ill-tempered horse. Victoria is discouraged about competing at the highest levels of dressage with a slaughter horse like Moony. They must compete against horses bred solely for the sport that the judges praise and favor, and Victoria begins to question her dreams. As she comes of age, and as she and Moonshine train together and get to know one another, Victoria teaches the horse to trust, and Moony teaches Victoria the importance of perseverance and heart. Horse and rider drastically change the course of each other s lives in this true life story of overcoming adversity and believing in yourself, no matter how hard the road. "

The Age of the Horse

The Age of the Horse Author Susanna Forrest
ISBN-10 9780802189516
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
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An essential book for anyone who’s ever been captivated by horses, The Age of the Horse is a breathtaking exploration of the enduring connection between humans and Equus caballus. Equestrian expert Susanna Forrest presents a unique, sweeping panorama of the animal’s prominent role in societies around the world and across time. Fifty-six million years ago, the earliest equid walked the earth—and beginning with the first-known horse-keepers of the Copper Age, the horse has played an integral part in human history. It has sustained us as a source of food, an industrial and agricultural machine, a comrade in arms, a symbol of wealth, power, and the wild. Combining fascinating anthropological detail and incisive personal anecdote, Forrest draws from an immense range of archival documents as well as literature and art to illustrate how our evolution has coincided with that of horses. In paintings and poems (such as Byron’s famous “Mazeppa”), in theater and classical music (including works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky), representations of the horse have changed over centuries, portraying the crucial impact that we’ve had on each other. Forrest deftly synthesizes this material with her own experience in the field, traveling the globe to give us a diverse, comprehensive look at the horse in our lives today: from Mongolia where she observes the endangered takhi, to a show-horse performance at the Palace of Versailles; from a polo club in Beijing to Arlington, Virginia, where veterans with PTSD are rehabilitated through interaction with horses. With passion and singular insight, Forrest investigates the complexities of human and horse coexistence, illuminating the multifaceted ways our cultures were shaped by the powerful creature.

But You re a Horse

But    You re a Horse Author David Bussell
ISBN-10 1291742751
Year 2015-03-23
Pages 118
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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As featured in The Guardian. From the internet mischief-maker who brought you the "Knock Knock Hijack," in which he ran away with a friend's Facebook joke to hilarious effect, and "Hotel Graffiti," a series of peculiar messages hidden in hotel rooms around the world, comes "But... You're a Horse," a collection of pranks, anecdotes and gags that have nothing whatsoever to do with the cover of the book containing them. David Bussell's work has been featured in The Telegraph, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, B3TA, Digital Spy, and (quite without his permission) The Daily Mail. Things people have said about David Bussell: "Hilarious" Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd). "Really good" Shane Allen (BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning). "Ha " Sam Bain (Peep Show, Fresh Meat).

The Coffin Dancer

The Coffin Dancer Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 9781848941694
Year 2009-05-28
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The Coffin Dancer, America's most wanted hit man, is back with a bang. Hired by an infamous airline owner to take care of three witnesses before his trial, the Coffin Dancer begins by blowing up a pilot - and an entire plane along with him... Enter quadriplegic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme, the man who can find forensic evidence to hang a man in the smallest debris, and his assistant Amelia Sachs. Despite the growing danger, their job is to keep the remaining two witnesses safe, and to track down the Coffin Dancer before he has chance to finish what he started... But as the first murder proved, this notorious serial killer is not easily stopped, and is more than happy to sacrifice anyone who tries to get in his way.

Night Music

Night Music Author Jojo Moyes
ISBN-10 9781848943247
Year 2009-09-03
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The Spanish House is a hotch potch of designs, Georgian, Gothic and Moorish, as if whoever started it had simply got bored. It has long been known to locals as an architectural folly, and is now nearly derelict to boot. When its reclusive owner dies intestate the Spanish House is left to his city-dwelling niece. For Isabel, recently widowed, the house is a potential lifeline - the only hope she has of providing for her two children without having to sell her most treasured possession. But for neighbour Matt McCarthy, the house is revenge - on the family who ruined his father. For his wife it's the key to the perfect family life, while a struggling property developer sees in it a whole new future. As desires clash and intertwine, lives and loves are demolished - and the Spanish House becomes a true folly indeed . . .