Biographies

We stock numerous biographies and autobiographies, most notably the bestselling Enigma of Kidson (Jamie Blackett), and An Evening with Johnners (Brian Johnston). Simply click on the cover image of any title for more information.

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  1. The Man Behind the Mike
    £20.00
    2018-08-14 00:00:00

    Mike Tucker was born into a life of farming and horses. His passion and hard work enabled him to progress from international groom to successful international event rider, top level Eventing official and television commentator. The wealth of experience and lifetime involvement in the world of equestrian sport has enabled him to travel all over the world meeting many different people and sharing his expertise. We are told many funny, revealing, fascinating and sometimes sad anecdotes of his experiences of the successes and failures along the way and we are given a true insight into the real stories behind the headlines, and The Man Behind the Mike.

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  2. Many Brave Fools
    £19.95
    2019-03-06 00:00:00

    Many Brave Fools explores the ways in which horses enriched a woman's life. Author, Susan Conley recounts how horses gave her the fortitude to rid herself of the codependency that kept her trapped in a marriage ruled by addiction. With humour and honesty, Conley details how becoming a rider made her no longer feel like a victim, but instead a confident and courageous woman.

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  3. Winning Against the Odds
    £20.00
    2020-01-17 00:00:00

    AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER

    Winning Against the Odds tells the most fascinating, eccentric story of one of England's most fascinating and eccentric men – a beguiling mix of high-stakes gambling, city finance and political intrigue involving a most unassuming, compassionate and principled man.

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  4. Hunt the Banker
    £20.00
    2019-11-21 00:00:00

    Available in September

    Hunt the Banker is a memoir of Lebedev's own hair-raising experiences as someone who aspires to show that an 'honest banker' is not an oxymoron. There is the thread of a whodunit as his attempts at constructive and charitable business enterprises are systematically torpedoed by a person or persons unknown. 

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  5. Have a Cigar!
    £20.00
    2020-03-25 00:00:00

    AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2019

    Have a Cigar! is the candid and outspoken memoir of Bryan Morrison, the music business mogul behind the Pretty Things, Pink Floyd, T. Rex, The Jam and George Michael. This is the extraordinary story of a cigar-chomping, East End entrepreneur, and his passion for art and design, fashion, music and polo.

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  6. The Decline of an English Village
    £18.95
    2019-06-25 00:00:00

    This is the 45th Anniversary Edition of The Decline of an English Village

    Throughout his life, Robin has observed dramatic changes in the way people live their lives. It’s in this book that he reiterates the tragedy behind a countryside increasingly misused and abused in the name of urbanisation and industrialisation. 

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  7. Four Legs Move my Soul
    £22.95
    2020-05-20 00:00:00

    Available February 2020

    German Olympian Isabell Werth is one of the most successful horsewomen in the world. With six Olympic gold medals and scores of championship titles to her name, there are few her equal on paper. Here, Werth collaborates with accomplished sports journalist Evi Simeoni—someone who has witnessed and written about her career from the very beginning—to tell her life story.

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  8. Life on the Edge
    £20.00
    2018-09-07 00:00:00

    Out of stock

    Once described by the actress, Joanna Lumley, as ‘the man with no fear’, Tristan Voorspuy spent his whole life living up to the legend. This book tells the story of a life lived on the edge of the Great Rift Valley – and one cut tragically short on Voorspuy’s own beloved Kenyan nature reserve in March 2017 when he was shot and killed by armed herders invading the land.

    A donation per copy goes directly to the Tristan Voorspuy Conservation Trust.

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  9. Red Rag to a Bull
    £20.00
    2018-10-29 00:00:00

    Red Rag is a humorous and thought-provoking story seen through the eyes of a landownera modern-day Poldarktrying to keep the family estate going in an ever-changing world.

    Jamie Blackett's intelligent and easy-to-read narrative flows through the farming challenges of the Scottish independence referendum, the hunting ban and Brexit.

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  10. The Enigma of Kidson (Paperback)
    £16.95
    2018-09-27 00:00:00

    The updated paperback includes new memories from former pupils and friends along with news of what happened to Kidson’s mother.

    Move over Mr Chips. Kidson had everything that central casting requires of a legendary schoolmaster: a passion for his subject, a brilliant didactic style, a silly walk, a smelly spaniel, breath-taking rudeness, eccentric mannerisms and catchphrases, a maverick attitude towards authority, and above all, a deep empathy, loyalty and dedication towards his boys. He had an extraordinary influence on his pupils – David Cameron, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Johnnie Boden, Nicky Henderson, Sir Matthew Pinsent, ‘Lupin’ and Dominic West among them.

    'If you enjoyed Dear Lupin you will love this book' - Country Life

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