Sign In Join Now
User Accessibility
  • Increase Font

  • Invert Colours

Search for a Book Browse Books Menu
My Animals and Other Family Cover Play Sample

Sample may contain unsuitable content.

Stream / Download Request CD

Audiobook streaming provided by:

OverDrive Logo

Share this book:

My Animals and Other Family

AuthorClare Balding

NarratorClare Balding

Duration9h

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, Biography and Autobiography

PublisherPenguin

VersionUnabridged

  Save to Wish List
  Add to Favourites List

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. She and her younger brother came very low down the pecking order. Left to their own devices, they had to learn life's toughest lessons through the animals, and through their adventures in the stables and the idyllic Hampshire Downs. From the protective Candy to the pot-bellied Valkyrie and the frisky Hattie, each horse and each dog had their own character and their own special part to play. The running family joke was that "women ain't people". Clare has to prove them wrong, to make her voice heard-but first she had to make sure she had something to say.

0 (0 Reviews)
0
0
0
0
0

Related Titles

Charlie Bass Series Book 1: The Racehorse That Wouldn't Gallop Cover

Charlie Bass Series Book 1: The Racehorse That Wouldn't Gallop

Author: Clare Balding

Charlie Bass Series Book 1: The Racehorse That Wouldn't Gallop

Author Clare Balding

Narrator Clare Balding

SeriesCharlie Bass, Book 1

Duration 3h 25m

Charlie Bass is a horse-mad nine-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when her eccentric parents announce that they are going to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled. The horse they buy, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even trot round the field without h...

View Book
The Racehorse Who Learned To Dance Cover

The Racehorse Who Learned To Dance

Author: Clare Balding

The Racehorse Who Learned To Dance

Author Clare Balding

Narrator Clare Balding

Duration 4h 30m

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance written and read by Clare Balding. Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet . . . Charlie's best friend Polly is still recov...

View Book
Listening To the Animals Cover

Listening To the Animals

Author: Noel Fitzpatrick

Listening To the Animals

Author Noel Fitzpatrick

Narrator Noel Fitzpatrick

Duration 12h 59m

In this inspiring, uplifting and heartwarming memoir, world-renowned veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick explores his journey to becoming The Supervet. Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel's childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog, Pirate, pro...

View Book
The Prison Doctor Cover

The Prison Doctor

Author: Amanda Brown

The Prison Doctor

Author Amanda Brown

Narrator Sophie Aldred

Duration 6h 3m

Horrifying, heartbreaking and eye-opening, these are the stories, the patients and the cases that have characterised a career spent behind bars. The no-holds-barred memoirs of a GP who went from working at a quiet suburban practice to treating the country's most dangerous criminals - first in young offenders' institutions, then at the notorious Wor...

View Book
A Day Like Today Cover

A Day Like Today

Author: John Humphrys

A Day Like Today

Author John Humphrys

Narrator John Humphrys

Duration 13h 3m

For more than three decades, millions of Britons have woken to the sound of John Humphrys's voice. As presenter of Radio 4's Today, the nation's most popular news programme, he is famed for his tough interviewing, his deep misgivings about authority in its many forms, and his passionate commitment to a variety of causes. A Day Like Today charts Joh...

View Book
Benjamin Franklin Cover

Benjamin Franklin

Author: Walter Isaacson

Benjamin Franklin

Author Walter Isaacson

Narrator Nelson Runger

Duration 24h 10m

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative th...

View Book
The Ration Book Olympics Cover

The Ration Book Olympics

Author: Clare Balding

The Ration Book Olympics

Author Clare Balding

Narrator Clare Balding

Duration 1h

Clare Balding looks back at the last time that the Olympic Games came to London in 1948. Three years after the end of the Second World War, Britain was still gripped by austerity. Rationing was still in force, severe bomb damage was still much in evidence and no new sports facilities could be built. Visiting athletes were put up in schools and RAF...

View Book
Face It Cover

Face It

Author: Debbie Harry

Face It

Author Debbie Harry

Narrator Clem Burke

Duration 8h 53m

Debbie Harry is a musician, actor, activist and the iconic face of New York City cool. As the front-woman of Blondie, she and the band forged a new sound that brought together the worlds of rock, punk, disco, reggae and hip-hop to create some of the most beloved pop songs of all time. With all the grit, grime, and glory recounted in intimate detail...

View Book
Admissions Cover

Admissions

Author: Henry Marsh

Admissions

Author Henry Marsh

Narrator Henry Marsh

Duration 7h 47m

Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical front line. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS, and through his continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine, Henry has been forced to reflect more deeply about what 40 years spent handling the human brain has taught him. Moving between encounters with patients in his Lond...

View Book
Gone Cover

Gone

Author: Min Kym

Gone

Author Min Kym

Narrator Rebecca Yeo

Duration 8h 10m

Penguin presents the complete unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Gone by Min Kym, read by Rebecca Yeo. 'The hours fell away as I read this spellbinding tale of love, loss, and above all devotion to art. You probably don't know what it feels like to be a child prodigy or a world class violinist, but you will after reading this luminous me...

View Book