Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears

Foal's Bread

Gillian Mears

Against the backdrop of 1930s' Australia lies the story of champion show jumpers Noah and Rowley Nancarrow. As the saga unfolds and their lives slowly unravel, I was willing this loving couple to get the happy ending they so obviously deserved.

Extract

At that moment it was as if the supreme stylist of a high jumper who had been her husband had been folded away forever. His eyes were no less blue, but when she went over into centre ring with Ral, they were the only thing left to recognise.

Parallels
  • The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
  • War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
  • Riders by Jilly Cooper