Queer Horses and Queer People
Fitch, C.G. Queer Horses and Queer People. First Edition. 1947. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in good plus condition. Jacket shows fraying and minor tearing.
According to George Bernard Shaw, “If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman’s pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.” We would add “and horse” as a coda, but Shaw’s aphorism could easily be describing the author of this attractive autobiography. Fitch loved both Country and countryside. He devoted his life to traveling to the faraway territories of the British Empire, playing polo, fox hunting, and racing horses, all of which he covers in this autobiography. Includes thirty-five illustrations. Rare in dust jacket.
“There are no better friends in the world than one’s horse and dog; they stick to you through sickness and health, through adversity of all kinds, poverty and riches.”