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The Horse and the Tiger

Lennox, Muriel

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ISBN 10: 0969902557 / ISBN 13: 9780969902553
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Title: The Horse and the Tiger

Publisher: beach house books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Sweeping saga of an extraordinary horse that made dreams come true and inspired Ireland's first Celtic tiger... When Ireland bounded from one of the poorest nations in the EU to one of the wealthiest a battalion of experts set out to discover what triggered the Celtic Tiger, Ireland's remarkable renaissance. Still consensus proved as elusive as a leprechaun. The author suspects it was sparked by a horse and takes the reader on a quick gallop back thru Irish history to discover the one thing that has endured throughout the country's turbulent past is Ireland's great love of horses. The horse that inspired the tiger was named Nijinsky for the dancer who decreed he'd be reincarnated as a horse. Similarities between the man and the horse bearing his name were uncanny. Both appeared to cast a spell over all who witnessed their awe-inspiring performances. How the horse came to exist in the first place-then ended up in Ireland is fraught with far too many coincidences to be coincidental. The saga follows two exceptional individuals- separated by an ocean, yet linked by their passion for horses. One devoted to breeding great champions; the other to training great champions. The horse named Nijinsky stood at the crossroads of their extraordinary journeys. The Irish knew this was a vastly superior animal and followed his every move with uncommon devotion. When his owner revealed he would be dispatching Nijinsky to the US there was a hullabaloo like no other, yet all attempts keep the horse in Ireland were in vain. Down but not defeated, a band of Irish gambled on the remote chance that there might be another horse as brilliant as Nijinsky. Armed with the determination and shrewd genius of generations of Irish horse traders they set sail for America in search of the next Nijinsky. They turned the glamourous world of the Thoroughbred upside down and in the process unleashed the Celtic Tiger from its lair.

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Best-selling author, Muriel Lennox, descends from a colourful line of Irish horse lovers and storytellers. She has spent a lifetime working with, learning from, and writing about horses.

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