Penelope Chetwode’s middle-aged companion on her ride over the mule tracks and goat paths of Andalusia in 1961 was the twelve-year-old bay mare, La Marquesa.
Together the two travellers brought out the very best in their Spanish hosts, whether met on road, crude country inn, cavehouse or during Penelope’s frequent attendance at unexpected church services. The journey is described with warmth and wit, humour and candour, and lit up by an infectious personal fascination for horses and Spain.
‘Enchantingly self-revealing, without being in the least self-conscious’ Daily Telegraph
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