Horse in Magic and Myth
By M. Oldfield Howey
Dover Publishing (2002)
Reviewed by Pattie Lawler
Dont read this book.
Im not kidding. It was SO bad that I actually stopped reading
it *before* the chapter on the Uffington Horse (...you know its
bad when.) Billed by Dover Pub. as new, its actually
a reprinting of a 1923 Englishmans rambling about horses and where
they fit into his view on nature spirits.
Sounds not bad right? It even started with one of the better English
horse stories, all about the knight at Wandlebury Camp (which you can
read more about in this issue) but from there it was only a short step
into eyewitness accounts from a few years ago (which is what sent me
to the front of the book for the publishing date) about headless horse-drawn
hearses. Sadly, Dover has tried to breathe new life into a fossil which
was better left in a Victorian curiosity case. So while youre
avoiding the other books on this list, ignore this one, too.