By Balding, Clare
Human history has been brought alive by stories of animals and their special bond with us ever since Alexander the Great named one city after the horse who saved his life in battle (and another after his dog). Now BAFTA-winning presenter, no 1 bestselling author and all-round nat...ional treasure, Clare Balding wants to pick out the most heroic, inspirational (and sometimes hilarious) animals from history and tell their stories. From Greyfriars Bobby 's years-long vigil over his master's grave to the real dog who inspired the story of Lassie, from the elephant that saved a small girl to Paul the World-Cup -predicting OctopusRead more
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Clare Balding OBE is an award-winning broadcaster and writer. Her memoir My Animals and Other Family won the National Book Awards Biography of the Year Award and was a Number 1 bestseller. She followed it with the highly acclaimed Walking Home: My Family and Other Rambles. She has also written three bestselling novels for children and The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog for World Book Day. Clare has presented sport and factual documentaries on TV and radio for over 25 years, working on six Olympic Games as well as every Paralympics since 2000. She has presented Ramblings on BBC Radio 4 for 20 years. Clare is a strong advocate for the increased promotion of women's sport. She lives in London with her wife Alice and their two cats. www.clarebalding.co.uk Twitter: @clarebalding
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