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Warhorses of Letters: Complete Series 1-3
Warhorses of Letters: Complete Series 1-3

Warhorses of Letters: Complete Series 1-3

The Poignant BBC Radio 4 Comedy


1 Pages, 5 x 5.5

CD, $24.95 (US $24.95)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9781785295164

Rights: US

BBC Books (May 2017)
BBC Audio

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Stephen Fry, Daniel Rigby, and Tamsin Greig star in all three series of the poignant BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. Warhorses of Letters is the world's finest and best-loved equine, military, epistolary romance, comprising the newly-discovered love letters between two horses united by passion but cruelly divided by conflict. Set against the sweeping backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, these 12 episodes introduce us to Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellington's frisky young racehorse, and his hero Marengo, the seasoned, famous, and just-a-little-bit-short mount of Emperor Napoleon. From the early days of the Peninsular Campaign to the Battle of Waterloo and its aftermath, we follow our horse heroes as their romance blossoms, their fortunes fluctuate, and uncertainty and jealousy put strains on their burgeoning relationship. Can they ever be truly together, or are they doomed to remain sundered by fate? Written by Robert Hudson and Marie Phillips, this moving, surreal comedy stars Stephen Fry as Marengo and Daniel Rigby as Copenhagen, with Tamsin Greig as the Narrator. Totally unique and utterly entertaining, it will appeal to all lovers of horses, history, and humor.


"What an odd delight Warhorses of Letters is. An epistolary equine romance between Napoleon's horse, Marengo (Stephen Fry, below, complete with French accent and smooth manner), and Wellington's (Daniel Rigby, all flirty, youthful campness), it's like Ladies of Letters but with gay horses in love." —Guardian

Author Biography

Robert Hudson is a British novelist and comedy writer. He is the author of the novel The Kilburn Social Club. Marie Phillips is a British writer. She is best known for her novel, Gods Behaving Badly. Her second novel, The Table of Less Valued Knights, was nominated for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.