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13th October 2009, 07:04 PM
Anyone read this book? I picked it up a few months ago and found it quite intresting. I never knew she felt that way about comps and because i've always seen her as mega confident. This was only the second auto i've read and its really good. It's funny, i've only really known her from,say 2004 onwards and so i did not really see her "emerge" -she was always there.
Anyone other person read the book or anyother rider autobiograph?
p.s there is no real meaning to his post:D
13th October 2009, 07:12 PM
I have read hers and William FPs, I found them quite interesting but both pretty poorly written! Loved looking at all the photos though!
13th October 2009, 07:23 PM
I loved Pippas - she is my all time fave - I adored her when she was Pippa Nolan and had Barnaby - I always wanted to be her lol!! I know it was badly written Susan but to me that was part of the appeal, it seemed very rough around the edges and sometimes I like that in an autobiography! xx
13th October 2009, 08:41 PM
Yea Susan, it was fairly poorly written but they do have to have a lot of things to include ect along with a normal day. But there have been many good autobiographies in the same circumstances.
I did enjoy looking at the pics too! There is one with pippa puffing a fag just about to go into stressage i recall!
13th October 2009, 09:05 PM
my firend loved the over to you book, i dont know if its about him or not but it was signed by him lol,
13th October 2009, 09:18 PM
Yep ive read that one, found it quite an enjoyable read!
I also have read Frankie Dettori's, Leslie Laws (ive got a signed copy and i now keep my girls on what was his yard :D) and quite a few jockey's and trainers ones!
One of my favourites has got to be Best Mate - chasing gold by Henrietta Knight. Although not strictly an autobiography :lol: he was a ****** cracker and his owner Jim Lewis lives in the village i used to keep the girls in, he was aways so friendly, always stopped to say hello and ask how the ponies were going :)
Ahhh i love books!! :lol:
13th October 2009, 11:46 PM
I've read Mark Todds which is quite good, a real insight into his journey and I think it shows who he is quite well.
14th October 2009, 09:20 AM
I read Pippa's and applauded her courageat the time it was written in admitting her confidence issues. I've also read Mark Todd, Mary King (a year in the life of an eventer,) Richard Dunwoody and Richard Johnstone. I've also read the story of Ginger McCain and Red Rum and Jenny Pitman which I found very depressing at the end. I don't think she portrayed herself as the gutsy woman she is when she decided to retire she was very bitter. I can't remember whether its Richard Johnstone or Richard Dunwoody but one of them was an absolute head case but I suppose that the obsessive need to win.
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