Our Horses in Egypt

Our Horses in Egypt

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Philomena is requisitioned from a Dorset field in the summer of 1914, and serves with the yeomanry in Egypt and Palestine until the end of the First World War. But she doesn't come back to England: thousands of British Army horses are sold off locally. Faint news of her reaches Griselda Romney, her old owner. The impulsive Griselda, taking with her little Amabel and, of course, Nanny, sails for Egypt - to find Philomena and bring her home.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 224g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099458969
  • 9780099458968
  • 177,433

Review Text

A most unusual, fascinating novel...gripping transcontinental adventure
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Brilliantly brutal * Big Issue * A most unusual, fascinating novel...gripping transcontinental adventure * Herald * Profound and original * Independent * Magnificent... funny and sad, by turns elegant and terse, romantic and brisk - evocative and entirely beguiling, a wonderful novel -- Matthew Dennison * Daily Telegraph * A remarkable work of literature... If literary prizes were awarded (as they still, occasionally, are), on pure excellence of writing, Our Horses in Egypt would be sure to make Rosalind Belben a late-blooming household name -- Jane Shilling * Sunday Telegraph *
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About Rosalind Belben

Rosalind Belben's work has been consistently admired. Her previous novels include Hound Music, Choosing Spectacles, Is Beauty Good and Dreaming of Dead People. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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36 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 14% (5)
4 36% (13)
3 31% (11)
2 17% (6)
1 3% (1)
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