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Clare Balding - Author

About the Author

Clare Balding's first book, My Animals and Other Family, was a runaway number one bestseller and won the Autobiography of the Year at the 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards. Her subsequent book, Walking Home was also a Sunday Times Bestseller. Clare has been a broadcaster on TV and radio for over twenty years. She has covered a range of events including five summer Olympics, four Paralympics, four Winter Olympics, three Commonwealth Games and twenty-one Grand Nationals. In 2012 she won a BAFTA special award for her work on the London Olympics and Paralympics. She also won Presenter of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards, Sports Broadcaster of the Year from the Sports Journalists Association and awards from Red, Attitude, TRIC, Women in Film and TV and Glamour magazine. In 2013 she received an OBE for services to broadcasting and journalism and in February 2016, Clare will be presented with the prestigious Media Society Annual Award.

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Other books by Clare Balding

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

Author: Clare Balding Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/06/2019

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance written and read by Clare Balding. Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet . . . Charlie's best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste. Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly's equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn't gallop?

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance

Author: Clare Balding Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

The third book in Clare Balding's brilliant series! Noble Warrior has certainly earned his name: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet . . . Charlie's best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste. Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly's equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn't gallop?

The Racehorse Who Disappeared

The Racehorse Who Disappeared

Author: Clare Balding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Clare Balding's second brilliant adventure for Charlie Bass and her funny family of humans and animals. Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...

The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog: World Book Day 2018

The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog: World Book Day 2018

Author: Clare Balding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

A brilliant new animal story from Clare Balding, especially for World Book Day! Fennel and Twiglet are best friends. They do everything together, from curling up in their basket to playing fetch in the park. Twiglet understands Fennel like no one else, especially her life-long dream of winning Crufts. There's just one problem: Fennel isn't a dog. And a girl can't win a competition for dogs, no matter how much she acts like one. Can she?

The Racehorse Who Disappeared

The Racehorse Who Disappeared

Author: Clare Balding Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2017

Penguin presents the audio download edition of The Racehorse Who Disappeared written and read by Clare Balding. Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...

The Racehorse Who Disappeared

The Racehorse Who Disappeared

Author: Clare Balding Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Clare Balding's second brilliant adventure for Charlie Bass and her funny family of humans and animals. Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...

Racehorse Who Disappeared

Racehorse Who Disappeared

Author: Clare Balding Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

Penguin presents the audio download edition of The Racehorse Who Disappeared written and read by Clare Balding. Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...

The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

Author: Clare Balding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2017

'A heart-warming story with a great girl-power message' - Jacqueline Wilson Charlie Bass is a horse-mad ten-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when she accidentally manages to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled. The horse she buys, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even leave his stable without his best friend, a naughty palomino pony called Percy. Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion. But can she prove it? Derby Day is fast approaching and only a win can save the family farm from being repossessed. The stakes couldn't be higher for the Basses. Can Charlie turn her chaotic family into a top training team? Can Noble Warrior overcome his nerves? Will Percy the pony ever stop farting? Find out in this classic, funny animal story, perfect for fans of Dick King-Smith and Gerald Durrell.

The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop

Author: Clare Balding Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 22/09/2016

Charlie Bass is a horse-mad nine-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when her eccentric parents announce that they are going to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled. The horse they buy, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even trot round the field without his best friend, Percy, a naughty palomino pony, at his side. But Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion - he just needs the right motivation... A classic, funny animal story perfect for fans of Dick King-Smith and My Family and Other Animals.

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