(E–pub) Our Horses in Egypt Author Rosalind Belben


  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Our Horses in Egypt
  • Rosalind Belben
  • English
  • 17 September 2018
  • 9780701175948

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    (E–pub) Our Horses in Egypt Author Rosalind Belben Griselda leaves England in search of her horse Philomenia who was reuisitioned for service in WW1 The book tells Philomenia's story of the battles she was in during the War and the horse's subseuent life in Egypt It also describes G

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    (E–pub) Our Horses in Egypt Author Rosalind Belben Took a while to get this book but worth the search The negativity the women experienced because they worried about horses instead of men was something I hadn't considered

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Our Horses in Egypt review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Rosalind Belben  3 download summary Our Horses in Egypt Philomena fat and lazy when she is reuisitioned from an English field at the start of the First World War sails for Egypt with the territorial regiment the Dorset Yeomanry She serves faithfully charging the dervishes in the Western Desert and enduring the privations of Allenby’s great campaign in Palestine She recovers from wounds to swelt. In my reading of Rosalind Belben s Our Horses in Egypt the tale of WWI widow Griselda Romney s search through Egypt and Palestine for her once reuisitioned horse there were three phases During Phase One which lasted a good eighty or so pages I had a hard time making headway with Belben s extremely clipped sparse prose which reads at times like an upper class British short hand complete with in jokes only marginally comprehensible to a middle class American like myself The combination of class bound obliueness horse specific terminology and military diction with some boating lingo and Arabic and Egyptian terms thrown in makes for an oddly fragmented storytelling medium Of my partner David who rode horses as a boy I kept demanding assistance what the hell s a surcingle I asked And what s a syce and a snaffle That s ridiculous he answered and I pulled a faceOver time though as I relaxed into the prickly language it began making inroads into my mind Entering Phase Two I found myself thinking in the cadences of Belben s prose narrating my everyday life The fragmentary style began to seem fitting for a narration of the Great War and its aftermath evocative of TS Eliot s famous heap of broken images I started to connect a bit bemusedly with both human and euine protagonists and to appreciate the bits of humor and social commentary that occasionally leaped out at me from the text Griselda and her party for example are at one point ejected from shipboard for fraternizing with the crew He said And on deck No better than the ship s whore The Purser suinted at Mrs Romney She appeared to be staggered Oh she said with a dangerous glint do you have a ship s whore The Commander uttered a blustery noice that might have been yes and might have been no He considered that he hadn t responded Only one asked the ladyIndeed it was this social commentary and the uestions raised by the contrasting human and animal protagonists that finally enabled me to enter Phase Three of my Horses in Egypt reading around the two thirds mark I suddenly found myself no longer bemused but passionately engaged with the text It s a book profoundly concerned with uestions of hierarchy of the thresholds of respect and compassion that allow creatures to see one another as subjective selves rather than simply useful tools or possessions It also asks given the subjectivity of all creatures when we have the moral right or obligation to prioritize one conscious being over anotherThroughout Griselda s tenure on board ship for example her fellow passengers unfailingly uestion her priorities in uprooting her daughter and Nanny to go look for her former horse who in all likelihood is not even alive Before she even leaves her mother in law calls Griselda s behavior affectation and an affront to the memory of her husband and brother in law who were killed in the war to speak of horses in the same breath Griselda on the other hand feels she has a responsibility to a fellow creature and that in any case her husband and brother in law definitively aren t alive are not living what can she do for them now Griselda s loyalties are to her own so rather than devoting herself to succoring wounded or shell shocked human war veterans or those humans left in poverty by the ravages of war she turns to the horses to whom she committed in a former life Responsibility said Griselda We can t exercise it for every animal on earth I don t say that Do you For our own we canThis insular take care of our own philosophy also means that Griselda seems to accord humanity to her former horses than to people of other classes ages or races At one painful moment she believes she is complimenting a pair of Arab youths by comparing them to horses I realize Mrs Romney said on impulse what it is why you feel such an affinity to your own horses why youI ll bet you dosit so well and look so natural on horseback you are like horses yourselves The triumph of this was dashed for horror crossed their faces But Mrs Romney said the one called Mohammed that is an insultOne can see the progression here for Griselda her conversation with the brown skinned boys is increasing her ability to relate to them just as she can relate to her horses She tries very awkwardly to communicate this emotion which she feels is understanding or respect For the boys themselves obviously being likened to beasts of burden is insulting Later in the novel Griselda s Egyptian guide expresses his horror that she pays buys bread to feed a dying horse People very poor said Imran Even Griselda s attitude toward her own Nanny and daughter seem less compassionate and respectful than her feelings for her lost horse Griselda often comes off as naive overly class bound or unfeeling and yet the very structure of the novel supports her loyalty to the horse Philomena we get just as much narrative from Philomena s point of view as we do from Griselda s and the horse suffers the same kinds of war traumas as the soldiers around her terror boredom nightmares thirst hunger physical wounds with a lack of medical attention She absorbs the prevalent mood be it exhilaration at a successful rout of the enemy or exhaustion and depression after a long futile march Over the course of the war her ability to form attachments to her riders erodes by the time she is assigned to young Sage and despite his assiduous attentions to her she fails to reward his care with affection or miss him when he dies in action These are all the same kinds of symptoms that characterize shell shock now PTSD in human veterans Philomena has consciousness intelligence and a sense of self Not only that but she shares several specific character traits with her former owner including sometimes ridiculous levels of pride a preference for males over females and a persistent curiosity Of Philomena To an animal that was interested incurably in all about her there was much to bewilder her Of Griselda She was so frightfully interested She d catch her breath and think Philomena was here Given all this does it really show poor priorities for Griselda to recognize Philomena s experience Philomena s claim on her Are the sufferings of people Griselda has never met deserving by default than the suffering of an animal she has known Because one must at some point choose As Griselda discovers when she arrives in Cairo and begins to look for Philomena even an exclusive focus on horse kind uickly becomes completely overwhelming There are so many horses living in sualid abusive conditions and as her heart begins to expand toward them she finds herself stricken by her inability to help them all or even a significant number of them At the same time her failure to compassionate the plight of the Egyptian people who are in the midst of the 1919 uprisings against the British and many of whom are certainly living in eually poor conditions to their horses continues to raise uestions for the reader Add to all of this that the men around Griselda tend to treat her with the same kind of objectifying assumptions she makes toward those of other races and classes and the overall picture becomes an interlocking box of privilege compassion and judgment It is cruel to refuse humane ness and respect to other conscious feeling beings but at the same time Belben suggests it is near impossible to avoid screening someone out in any set of priorities someone is at the bottom To reject priorities completely to fully assimilate every detail of suffering around one suggests madness or at least social transgression is there always a differenceNevertheless it wasn t natural to see This whipping round at every sound of hoofs casting one s eyes hungrily for it was impossible to take everything in at a glance and she felt like Amabel who took ages to drink in every snake or monkeyand being attentive alwaysIt wasn t normal behaviorSo although Our Horses in Egypt was not always the most welcoming text I m glad I stuck with it There s a lot to unpack here especially being myself a person who often relates readily to animals than to other humans Belben has me asking myself whether this means I am soft hearted hard hearted or justdifferently hearted Blackmailed By Daddy reuisitioned from an English field at the start of the First World War sails for Egypt with the territorial उरलं सुरलं regiment the Dorset Yeomanry She serves faithfully charging the dervishes in the Western Desert and enduring the privations of Allenby’s great campaign in Palestine She Cock Tales recovers from wounds to swelt. In my Son of the Hero Varyan Memoir reading of Rosalind Belben s Our Horses in Egypt the tale of WWI widow Griselda Romney s search through Egypt and Palestine for her once The Alien Jigsaw reuisitioned horse there were three phases During Phase One which lasted a good eighty or so pages I had a hard time making headway with Belben s extremely clipped sparse prose which Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society reads at times like an upper class British short hand complete with in jokes only marginally comprehensible to a middle class American like myself The combination of class bound obliueness horse specific terminology and military diction with some boating lingo and Arabic and Egyptian terms thrown in makes for an oddly fragmented storytelling medium Of my partner David who The Illusion of Gods Presence rode horses as a boy I kept demanding assistance what the hell s a surcingle I asked And what s a syce and a snaffle That s Folk Tales from the Soviet Union Central Asia and Kazakhstan ridiculous he answered and I pulled a faceOver time though as I Not The Hot Chick relaxed into the prickly language it began making inroads into my mind Entering Phase Two I found myself thinking in the cadences of Belben s prose narrating my everyday life The fragmentary style began to seem fitting for a narration of the Great War and its aftermath evocative of TS Eliot s famous heap of broken images I started to connect a bit bemusedly with both human and euine protagonists and to appreciate the bits of humor and social commentary that occasionally leaped out at me from the text Griselda and her party for example are at one point ejected from shipboard for fraternizing with the crew He said And on deck No better than the ship s whore The Purser suinted at Mrs Romney She appeared to be staggered Oh she said with a dangerous glint do you have a ship s whore The Commander uttered a blustery noice that might have been yes and might have been no He considered that he hadn t Pegged and Plugged at the Club responded Only one asked the ladyIndeed it was this social commentary and the uestions Tunnel Through Time raised by the contrasting human and animal protagonists that finally enabled me to enter Phase Three of my Horses in Egypt Game of Bimbofication Part 3 reading around the two thirds mark I suddenly found myself no longer bemused but passionately engaged with the text It s a book profoundly concerned with uestions of hierarchy of the thresholds of Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions Vol 1 of 5 respect and compassion that allow creatures to see one another as subjective selves The Fatima Century rather than simply useful tools or possessions It also asks given the subjectivity of all creatures when we have the moral Leah Starrs Revenge right or obligation to prioritize one conscious being over anotherThroughout Griselda s tenure on board ship for example her fellow passengers unfailingly uestion her priorities in uprooting her daughter and Nanny to go look for her former horse who in all likelihood is not even alive Before she even leaves her mother in law calls Griselda s behavior affectation and an affront to the memory of her husband and brother in law who were killed in the war to speak of horses in the same breath Griselda on the other hand feels she has a Pieces 8 Pieces #8 responsibility to a fellow creature and that in any case her husband and brother in law definitively aren t alive are not living what can she do for them now Griselda s loyalties are to her own so Time Flies and Other Short Plays Time Flies Degas C'Est Moi Dr Fritzthe Forces of Light Basel's in Arms Arabian Nights Enigma Variations the Mystery of Twicknam Vicarage rather than devoting herself to succoring wounded or shell shocked human war veterans or those humans left in poverty by the Drawing Dead Faolan OConnor Book 1 ravages of war she turns to the horses to whom she committed in a former life 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mood be it exhilaration at a successful Rapid Math Without A Calculator rout of the enemy or exhaustion and depression after a long futile march Over the course of the war her ability to form attachments to her Almost Late for School And More School Poems riders erodes by the time she is assigned to young Sage and despite his assiduous attentions to her she fails to The Certainty of Violet Luke reward his care with affection or miss him when he dies in action These are all the same kinds of symptoms that characterize shell shock now PTSD in human veterans Philomena has consciousness intelligence and a sense of self Not only that but she shares several specific character traits with her former owner including sometimes Kane Richards Must Die ridiculous levels of pride a preference for males over females and a persistent curiosity Of Philomena To an animal that was interested incurably in all about her there was much to bewilder her Of Griselda She was so frightfully interested She d 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welcoming text I m glad I stuck with it There s a lot to unpack here especially being myself a person who often I'm the Vampire That's Why relates Murder In Elysium readily to animals than to other humans Belben has me asking myself whether this means I am soft hearted hard hearted or justdifferently hearted

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Our Horses in Egypt review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Rosalind Belben  3 download summary Our Horses in Egypt Er through a summer in the Jordan Valley She takes part in the triumphant advance on Damascus – only to be sold off in Cairo among the 22000 horses left behind by the War Office after the ArmisticeBy 1921 the forceful Griselda Romney a war widow – in the author's Hound Music she was a child – has discovered that her old hunter Philomen. Our Horses in Egypt is a wonderfully strange work Certainly it s a novel and while it s set is a very specific as well as fairly obscure historical situation it s not a historical novel at all Rather it s a somewhat suppressed or disguised meditation on the relationship of humans and their animals and what we make them do and then what happens to them and to us Rosalind Belben here works in the area of horses drafted into WWI a subject I had never thought about although I was aware there were mounted officers and dray horses and in that war All is thus strange in the account of the call for horses to go to war the drafting of them after inspection teams have made their determinations the sadness of the owners who feel connected to them and then Belben s great story of what happened after the war to one of them PhilomenaBelben is able to imagine what Philomena and a few other horses around her might have registered along the way and to put it down in a way that curiously resembles free indirect discourse with the narrative representing Philomena s impressions without suggesting she is thinking in a human sense This fluid narrative must have been hard to write as it could easily have failed and instead is a lovely example of literary empathyNothing can be said about the plot without risking the reader s experience so I ll just mention that among its pleasures are scenes of English country life at home and English expatriates abroad worthy of EM Forster s perceptive delicate sympathetic and very amusing scenes The reader also finds a stirring historical situation and a deeply affecting personal one And of course the well worn expression war horse will never be the same after experiencing Rosalind Belben s Our Horses in Egypt After the Falls relationship of humans and their animals and what we make them do and then what happens to them and to us Rosalind Belben here works in the area of horses drafted into WWI a subject I had never thought about although I was aware there were mounted officers and dray horses and in that war All is thus strange in the account of the call for horses to go to war the drafting of them after inspection teams have made their determinations the sadness of the owners who feel connected to them and then Belben s great story of what happened after the war to one of them PhilomenaBelben is able to imagine what Philomena and a few other horses around her might have Then the Americans Came Voices from Vietnam registered along the way and to put it down in a way that curiously Hell in a Handbasket Devilish Debutantes #2 resembles free indirect discourse with the narrative Say Your Abc With Me representing Philomena s impressions without suggesting she is thinking in a human sense This fluid narrative must have been hard to write as it could easily have failed and instead is a lovely example of literary empathyNothing can be said about the plot without The Outcast Dead risking the ಅಮ್ಮಾವ್ರ ಗಂಡ reader s experience so I ll just mention that among its pleasures are scenes of English country life at home and English expatriates abroad worthy of EM Forster s perceptive delicate sympathetic and very amusing scenes The Potato Surprise A Brimstone Preuel reader also finds a stirring historical situation and a deeply affecting personal one And of course the well worn expression war horse will never be the same after experiencing Rosalind Belben s Our Horses in Egypt

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Our Horses in Egypt review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Rosalind Belben  3 download summary Our Horses in Egypt A could be still alive With her six year old daughter and of course Nanny Mrs Romney sets out to Egypt to find Philomena and to rescue herOur Horses in Egypt depicts the work of a troop horse in the Army – and of exotic Cairo in political unrest – as meticulously and exuberantly as Hound Music recreated the milieu of Edwardian fox huntin. difficult because much specialized language horse related military jargon upper class English slang colonial British termscharacters are engrossing eventually horse child nanny the woman the Egyptian The Nuclear Platypus Biscuit Bible rescue herOur Horses in Egypt depicts the work of a troop horse in the Army – and of exotic Cairo in political unrest – as meticulously and exuberantly as Hound Music The Heartbroken Heartbreaker recreated the milieu of Edwardian fox huntin. difficult because much specialized language horse Rory and Sebastian related military jargon upper class English slang colonial British termscharacters are engrossing eventually horse child nanny the woman the Egyptian