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The Resource Elvis and me : how a world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescued each other, Gillian Wills

Elvis and me : how a world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescued each other, Gillian Wills

Label
Elvis and me : how a world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescued each other
Title
Elvis and me
Title remainder
how a world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescued each other
Statement of responsibility
Gillian Wills
Title variation
How a world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescued each other
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescue each other in this inspirational memoir about second chances At thea age of 56, Gillian Wills bought her first horse on a whim. Elvis was emaciated, scarred, unruly, saddle-phobic, and imbued with attitude. However, she sensed in him the remnants of a fierce pride that resonated with her own almost-lost sense of self-worth, depleted after leaving a high status job as head of a prestigious music conservatorium in Melbourne to move across the country with her partner to Queensland. Owning a horse pushed the need for paddocks to the top of Gillians wish list. She and her partner bought a dilapidated weatherboard farmhouse on 2.5 acres and swapped city living in Brisbane for the pleasures of semi-rural life. Gillian gave up a busy career to focus on freelance writing. For a year she wore mud-stained boots and dusty jeans by day and shiny heels and black cocktail gear at night to mingle with the art cogniscenti. And she tried to ride Elvis. He had been pitched to Gillian as a quiet, beginners "Ill-do-whatever-youwant-kind-of-horse" who could hardly summon up the energy to trot. The truth was very different. Rehabilitating Elvis through natural horsemanship methods (horse whispering) with the help of a trainer introduced Gillian to a whole new world where music was incidental and daily discussions centered on the weather, how to tell good grass from bad, and fear of the Hendra virus
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Gillian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elvis (Race horse)
  • Wills, Gillian
  • Musicians
  • Horses
  • Horses
  • Musicians
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Elvis and me : how a world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescued each other, Gillian Wills
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054842688
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925048445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)910721384
Label
Elvis and me : how a world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescued each other, Gillian Wills
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054842688
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925048445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)910721384

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