Passports to Life ~ Harry Llewellyn.
Published by Hutchinson.
Harry Llewellyn came into the public eye through his horses—his passports to life. The world-famous, much-loved Foxhunter, the gallant Ego, on whom he came within an ace of winning two Grand Nationals, his charming mare Maza, and many other horses, have been part of his success in the demanding worlds of racing and show jumping. As leader of the first British team to win an Olympic gold medal, Harry Llewellyn put Britain in the forefront of the highly competitive international show jumping scene. All this followed an early childhood hampered by illness—and a nervousness of horses that almost led to his 'hanging up his boots' at the age of twelve.
But his world has included far more than horses. His book reflects a tireless enthusiasm and dedication to public affairs, as well as his love for the Welsh people and scenery where he has his roots. A successful businessman and administrator, he has contributed much to British public life, in particular through his work for equestrianism, tourism and the Sports Council.
Harry Llewellyn's experiences as General Montgomery's head liaison officer in the Second World War are also recounted here with lively humour; and he describes with affection his early life and his later involvement with business.
At every stage, Harry Llewellyn's life has been crammed with incident. His autobiography is highly entertaining, informative and humane, covering as it does all aspects of an unusually challenging and fulfilling career.
Hard back book with dust jacket, in very good condition.