We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. We have in stock some of the books on the program's suggested reading list. A selection of them, plus others that may be of interest, are included in "Featured Books" at the bottom of this page. Quantities are very limited. For other titles related to the program's theme, search by the keyword Attingham, or go to "Browse Horses" and then look through the topics Art, Driving (especially other World on Wheels volumes), Farming, Horses in Society & History, and Hunting. We're happy to ship postpaid to Attingham participants within the United States.

My Suffolk Downs
Shook, Melissa

Shook, Melissa. My Suffolk Downs. Boston and Cambridge, MA: Pressed Wafer and Kat Ran Press 2012. Ca. 60p, many photos by the author. New paperbound. ** A beautifully evocative look at the Suffolk Downs backstretch in "poems and photographs." The "poems" consist of gritty yet lyrical conversations with "the people who work at such demanding and often hard-scrabble jobs--the trainers, grooms, hot walkers, exercise riders, jockeys and their agents, vets, horse shoers and dentists, feed, hay, and icemen." The author's proceeds go to The Eighth Pole, which provides social services for backside workers at Suffolk Downs. A memorable, unusual book. (We can also offer the signed deluxe edition, 1 of 45 copies, at $150; please inquire.) Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. (Item ID: 15070)


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