About this book
Critically acclaimed and commercially successful, Clare Balding's childhood memoir is sure to be a bestseller in this paperback edition. Brought up in an unusual household (her father being a champion racehorse trainer), she and her younger brother spent their childhood among horses, ponies and foals, as well as an ever-present pack of lurchers and boxers, and came very low down the pecking order. Her memoir is a funny, brave and tender story of self-discovery.
Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. Her father a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happily ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen.