The Horses’ Mouth
Author: Joyce Cary
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
The charming and larcenous Gulley Jimson has an insatiable genius for creation and a no less remarkable appetite for destruction. Is he a great artist? a has-been? or an exhausted, drunken ne’er-do-well? Originally published in 1944, The Horse’s Mouth is acclaimed Irish author Joyce Cary’s third instalment in his First Trilogy and sequel to Herself Surprised (1941) and To Be A Pilgrim (1942). It follows the adventures of Gulley Jimson, an artist who would exploit his friends and acquaintances to earn a quid. Similar to the first two books in the First Trilogy, events are told in the first-person narration and thus from the central character’s point of view. Cary’s novel also uses Gulley’s unique perspective to comment on the social and political events of the time, making Gulley Jimson one of the best-known characters in 20th-century fiction.
The Horse's Mouth
Author: Joyce Cary
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Joyce Cary wrote two trilogies, or 'triptychs' as he later called them, and both are Faber Finds. The first comprises Herself Surprised (1941), To Be a Pilgrim (1942) and The Horse's Mouth (1944). The Horse's Mouth is a portrait of an artistic temperament. Its protagonist, Gulley Gimson, is an impoverished painter who scorns conventional good behaviour. If a bad citizen, he is a good artist, so wholly preoccupied with his art that he is willing to endure any privation. For Gulley there is but one morality: to be a painter. 'Joyce Cary is an important and exciting writer... To use Tennyson's phrase, he is a Lord of Language ... if you like rich writing full of gusto and accurate original character drawing, you will get it from The Horse's Mouth.' John Betjeman, Daily Herald
The Horse's Mouth
Author: Joyce Cary
Publisher: New York Review of Books
An artist tramp meets only hostility and persecution when he attempts to paint a vast mural of The Creation
What if you could listen to your pet’s thoughts — and truly understand? What if your cat could reveal his mischievous secrets or your dog could tell you about her day? What if you could assure him you’d be back soon or comfort her about visiting the vet? You can, and animal communicator Amelia Kinkade will show you how. In Straight from the Horse’s Mouth, she shares her practical program that has helped hundreds of clients break through to communicate with their pets. Using guided meditations and other exercises designed to increase intuition, you can learn to share memories, make plans, diagnose illness, track a disappearance, and accept each other’s differences. Read Amelia Kinkade’s adventures in animal communication in all their hilarity, passion, and tenderness, and know that you too can talk to animals and get answers.
Now in Paperback! Straight from the Horse's Mouth provides a fascinating, first-hand account of a unique filmmaker, who began his career as assistant cameraman on Hitchcock's first talkie, Blackmail, and went on to direct Maggie Smith, Judy Garland, Walter Matthau, and many other prominent performers. The book includes tales of the on-and-off-the-set antics of comedian George Formby, and original accounts of his experiences working with Noel Coward and David Lean. This is not simply an autobiography, but rather a history of British cinema from the 1920s through the 1960s, and Hollywood cinema from the 1960s through the present.
‘This story – the story of making the first show – is our record of how uncertain, optimistic, idealistic and naïve we felt back then. It’s the spark underneath each new version and each fresh company who bring the fuel and the heat to inspire every production of War Horse.’ - Mervyn Millar This second edition of The Horse’s Mouth follows the production of War Horse, a play adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel, from early concept workshops to one of the most beguiling and original plays ever staged by the National Theatre, the actors working with magnificent,life-sized puppets to take the audience on a gripping journey through history. The Horse’s Mouth is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes story of how this acclaimed and highly technical piece of theatre was achieved. In his new Introduction, Mervyn Millar describes how ‘the journey from improbable idea to long-running show has seen our production change.’
(Grades 1 and Up) Horses can help people fix ANYTHING! Archie is not your average horse. He helps people get rid of their flies... you know, the things that bug us! When horses get flies, they swish their tails to make them go away, but since people don't have tails, they come to Archie for help. This creative book for all ages takes a look at how powerful using horses can be to help people heal on the inside. When people are having a tough time with life, when they can't seem to tell what is wrong and what's right. They come here to see me, and even those who have doubts, are just blown away when they figure things out. Paperback, 32 pages. Sponsored by the Dick and Helen Kelley Family Foundation, and Take Flight Farms.
From the Horse's Mouth
Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Did you know that 'flavour of the month' originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlours in the 1940s, when a particular flavour would be specially promoted for a month at a time? And did you know that 'off the cuff' refers to the rather messy practice of writing impromptu notes on one's shirt cuff before speaking in public? These and many more idioms are explained and put into context in this third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms. The volume takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English the rich and intriguing language that it is. This major new edition contains entries for over 6000 idioms, including 700 entirely new entries, based on Oxford's language monitoring and the ongoing third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. These include a range of recently established idioms such as 'the elephant in the corner', 'go figure', 'like a rat up a drainpipe', 'sex on legs', 'step up to the plate', 'too posh to push', 'a walk in the park', 'win ugly'. This edition also features a greatly increased number of cross-references, making it ideal for quick reference. Many entries include additional features which give more detailed background on the idiom in question. For example, did you know that 'taken aback' was adopted from nautical terminology that described a ship unable to move forward because of a strong headwind pressing its sails back against the mast? Anyone interested in the colourful side of the Englishlanguage will get hours of fun browsing from this fascinating and informative volume.
there are few New Zealanders of whom it could be claimed they have been richly entertaining for virtually an entire lifetime. But Keith Haub is one. From the moment he embarked on a wisecracking career as a barber, through the halcyon days when he not only enthralled the nation's turf fans with his masterly race calling but owned a speedster called McGinty (an icon in its own right) to being in hot demand as a brilliantly funny after-dinner speaker, Haubie has been a truly unique character. His often outrageous but always entertaining and amusing career is wonderfully portrayed in From the Horse's Mouth, written by leading New Zealand racing journalist Mike Dillon, who has long been a friend and confidante of Haub's. together they have produced a magical book, offering a rare mix of sporting drama and achievement, hilarious adventures and misadventures, and a superb insight into the Sport of Kings. For Aucklander Mike Dillon, who delights readers of the New Zealand Herald daily with his colourful racing accounts, this is his first book, but given the rich material he has extracted from Haub it is unlikely to be his last.
The King's Journal
Author: Kgafela Kgafela II
Welcome to The King’s Journal. Traditional leadership and the way of life in Africa have been destroyed by postcolonial republican society through an insidious program of political governance and foreign culture, which uses foreign law, foreign language, and black magic to suppress tradition. The King’s Journal is a unique exposé of African tradition written by an African king who has life experiences in both worlds of tradition on one hand and foreign law in the other. The journal is outstanding in its ability to explore the shadow side of law, tradition, and politics that has brought about a clash of cultures in Africa. The conflict of cultures highlighted is responsible for the present-day poverty and other forms of strife in postcolonial Africa. The journal offers deeper understanding of these salient dynamics of history and politics within black society in Southern Africa and traditional ceremonies, with special focus on the rituals of the royal leopard, the coronation of a king, magic and initiation schools—all presented from the horse’s mouth of an African king living the experiences. Book 1 is subtitled “From the Horse’s Mouth” to denote the firsthand nature of the stories told. It consists of several stories within one long narrative extracted from an ongoing journal—hence the main title “The King’s Journal.” The stories are, by themselves, a biography of the king, told in a conversational style in the form of letters to the reader. There is sure entertainment for everyone seeking cultural diversity and a new way of viewing life, be they game hunters, adventurers, horse lovers, lawyers, politicians, philosophers, traditionalists, occultists, shamans, religious people, and the royals of the world.
In the Autumn of 1810, Paudie Mulhare brewed up a storm that would religiously change the course of one town's folklore. In 1993, it was back in the headlines, when Sean 'The Beast' Talbot led the inmates of Meadowvale Prison onto the rooftops, in one of the bloodiest riots in Irish penal history. In its wake, three prison officers lay dead, and the lives of their colleagues would be, forever, blackened by the loss. From The Horses Mouth picks up their story in the years after the riot. Set over one week, it tells the tale of the great Dinny O Brien, as he prepares to retire from the service, of Chief Officer Augustine Mulcahy, who finally faces up to the one person that he has feared all his life... himself, of the alcoholic Doc Grady, who has run to standstill, and of Jean Cooke, the one-time prostitute, who must venture out to the edge to bring Doc back. There's the retired American Army General, Bradford Shaw, who is searching for roots older than Meadowvale itself, and there's Nora Hegarty, who must strip her son of his one great love in the hope of saving hers. It is a week when the past comes crashing into the present, the week when Meadowvale is, once again, ready to blow, the week when Sean Talbot comes home. From The Horses Mouth is a funny, bawdy, bittersweet insight into the world of the warder... it is a jailer's tale. Welcome to Meadowvale - Home of the Lord.
If you have ever wondered what your horse or pony talks about when you are not around, and you know your Appaloosa from your Andalusian, then this book is for you! Over 100 hilarious cartoons featuring horses and ponies with their views on everything from rugs to hay bags, grooming to jumping and lots more. All straight from the horse’s mouth! This superbly funny paperback was developed from looking at the equestrian world from the view point of the horses and ponies - they stand upright and they talk freely whilst their human counterparts are not about. Cartoons from the Horse’s Mouth is the result of what happens when perfectly good equine science and experience is interpreted by a cartoonist with a great sense of humor.
A behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the sleekest racing horses, with 93 black-and-white photographs.
Two horses narrate tales of the terrible cruelties endured by Tennessee Walking show horses at the hands of trainers.