Local author Mary Bromilow will be signing copies of her newly updated and expanded book, Clydesdale:Workhorse of the World.
The Clydesdale has its origin in the working horses of Lanarkshire in the early 19th century, and over the last 200 years have been exported from Scotland all over the world. Having survived near extinction at the hands of mechanisation in the middle of the 20th century, today they are to be found in increasing numbers as team – and single – draught horses, working the land, or as popular riding horses, lending them a whole new image.
In this book, Mary Bromilow puts this iconic Scottish breed into context in relation to its development, social history and popular culture both in the UK and abroad. She also shows how the Clydesdale has made an extraordinary comeback supported by an international band of passionate enthusiasts who promote the breed tirelessly at local, national and international level.
And to celebrate the beginning of Independent Bookshop Week, we will be giving free book themed goody bags with each purchase of Clydesdale, this coming Saturday.