At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to “the world’s longest, toughest horse race”—an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twenty-five wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a plane to East Asia, she was utterly unprepared for what awaited her.
Told with terrific suspense and style, in a voice full of poetry and soul, Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race.
We were excited to welcome Prior-Palmer to the store recently, where she told her amazing story. If you couldn’t make it, check out our podcast of the event on soundcloud and other major platforms.
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Looks good! What a brave woman! I happen to be reading Mary Stewart’s “This Rough Magic” over again right now, which features centrally in the plot the beautiful and extraordinarily trained horses in Vienna. Stewart often refers to Shakespeare — these three titular words appear in “The Tempest.” Is this coincidence or did the author consciously reference the novel and playwright?