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Merlin By Gordon Thorburn

Merlin by Gordon Thorburn

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From the Royal Wedding to the London riots, Merlin's brave exploits for the Met as a top police horse have earned him celebrity status. Featuring in-depth interviews with officers who work with Merlin day-to-day, this book delves into the surprising history of British police horses and how they are a key part of law enforcement around the world.

Merlin Summary

Merlin by Gordon Thorburn

This is the true story of an unusual hero. Tall, dark and handsome and often surrounded by an admiring crowd, this is no film star but an eight-year old bay gelding from the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police. Horses such as Merlin go through a challenging training process to prepare them for life in the force. There are three stages of training; red, amber and green. Reports from his early training show that Merlin was sometimes naughty and spirited - but once his training was complete he was disciplined enough to maintain order at some of the toughest and most high-profile events in London. This book looks at Merlin's daily life and duties and his fascinating partnership with his mounted constable, Karen Howell. When Karen first met Merlin during his training it was love at first sight and over the years she has developed an intriguing bond with this brave, eccentric and deeply individual character.

About Gordon Thorburn

Gordon Thorburn is the author of Bomber Command 1939-1940, Cassius, Jocks in the Jungle, and Men and Sheds.

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Merlin by Gordon Thorburn
Used - Like New
John Blake Publishing Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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