Rough Magic
Rough Magic

Rough Magic

Lara Prior-Palmer
Hardback
RRP £16.99 Our price £14.95 You save £2.04 (12%)
In stock
Rough Magic is available to buy in increments of 1

Book description
'It's the resistance to the obvious narratives that makes Rough Magic so appealing: the book undermines lazy women-in-the-wilderness tropes at every turn.' Sarah Moss, Guardian

'[Prior-Palmer's] gorgeous, sensual depiction of this race is a literary marvel' NYLON

'Rough Magic is transporting, beguiling and terrifically entertaining' Daily Mail

'Such an addictive and likeable book. *****' The Telegraph

The Mongol Derby is the world's toughest horse race. A feat of endurance across the vast Mongolian plains once traversed by the people of Genghis Khan, competitors ride 25 horses across a distance of 1000km. Many riders don't make it to the finish line.

In 2013 Lara Prior-Palmer - nineteen, underprepared but seeking the great unknown - decided to enter the race. Driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses, she raced for seven days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she found she had nothing to lose, and tore through the field with her motley crew of horses. In one of the Derby's most unexpected results, she became the youngest-ever champion and the first woman to win the race.

A tale of adventure, fortitude and poetry, Rough Magic is the extraordinary story of one young woman's encounter with oblivion, and herself.

Product details
More Information
ISBN 9781785038853
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Format Hardback
Pages 320
Publication date 16 May 2019

Customer reviews
Write Your Own Review
We'd love to hear what you thought of this book, log in or register to leave your review

Delivery & returns

Free UK delivery on all online orders over £15. First class, international and UK next day delivery options are available at additional cost. Please see our delivery and returns page for full information.

You may also like...