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BREED OF GIANTS by  Joyce Stranger - Paperback - Fifth Printing - 1979 - from W. Fraser Sandercombe and


by Stranger, Joyce

Condition: Near Fine

London: Corgi Books, 1979. 190 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Wraparound cover art by Henry Bishop; interior drawings by David Rook. Joyce Stranger - Joyce Muriel Wilson - was a biologist who specialized in animal behaviour. She mostly wrote animal books and usually avoided anthropomorphizing the animals about which she wrote. Set in the Cumberland countryside, Breed of Giants tells the story of a farmer who breeds his gigantic Shire horses and, with almost fanatical devotion, brings them up to championship status, only to have his hopes shattered by an accident to his best horse and an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease on a neighbouring farm.... Fifth Printing. Paperback. Near Fine. Illus. by David Rook; Henry Bishop;.
  • Bookseller: W. Fraser Sandercombe CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 212872
  • Author: Stranger, Joyce
  • Illustrator: David Rook; Henry Bishop;
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Edition: Fifth Printing
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0552098930
  • ISBN 13: 9780552098939
  • Publisher: Corgi Books
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1979
  • Keywords: horse story; equine; shire; cumberland fells;


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