British sports broadcaster and national treasure, Balding, leads us on a full gallop through the whole range of human emotions in this memoir of growing up in an usual household. Her animals are mostly horses and dogs as her father trained racehorses for the Queen and she proves herself a skillful raconteur, spilling the beans on stories like time when she nearly hit Her Madge with a sausage. Full of humor, self awareness and charm, I only hope a second volume picking up in 1990 is in the works.
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Published: Penguin Press - April 18th, 2013