Celebrity and royalty-inspired reading: books for your summer holiday

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Celebrity and royalty-inspired reading: books for your summer holiday

My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding

Penguin RRP £8.99

Broadcaster Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. Given that her father was a champion trainer, Clare shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals and ponies, as well as a number of pet dogs.

As a toddler Clare would happily ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen, but in this memoir she tells of how her and her brother had to learn life's toughest lessons through the animals, their adventures in the stables and the idyllic Hampshire Downs.

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