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Two Middle-Aged Ladies in Andalusia Penelope Chetwode

Two Middle-Aged Ladies in Andalusia

Penelope Chetwode

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ISBN : 9781906011857
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154 pages
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Penelope Chetwodes middle-aged companion on her ride over the mule tracks and goat paths of Andalusia in 1961 was a twelve-year-old mare, La Marquesa. This treasured animal, borrowed from the Duke of Wellingtons Spanish stables, brought herMorePenelope Chetwodes middle-aged companion on her ride over the mule tracks and goat paths of Andalusia in 1961 was a twelve-year-old mare, La Marquesa. This treasured animal, borrowed from the Duke of Wellingtons Spanish stables, brought her experience of native travel conditions to the expedition, which was otherwise inspired by the authors reading of those early British Hispanophiles George Borrow and Richard Ford, combined with her interest in the breeding of Spanish horses. Together the travellers brought out the best in their Spanish hosts, whether met on the road, in a crude country inn, a cave-house or during Penelopes frequent attendance in church. The result is a journey described with warmth and wit, lit up by an infectious fascination for horses, God and Spain.