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Cricket with Kane Williamson
Random House, $35

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson shares his insights into batting, bowling, fielding and captaincy; everything you need to play the sport, whether socially or competitively. Why is it important to play the ball late? How do you play a classic cover drive? What should you do to deliver a deadly in-swinger? Kane talks through his approach to the sport. If you’ve got a cricket fan in the house, this is the book for them.

Mustang Ride
By Kelly Wilson, Random House NZ, $45

If you haven’t turned on the television or picked up a magazine in the past few years, then you’ll be one of the few not to have heard of the Wilson sisters. This dazzling trio have rocketed to fame for their skills with everything from top level competitive show jumpers to wild horses; particularly New Zealand’s Kaimanawas, Australia’s brumbies and now the Mustangs. Sisters Kelly, Vicki and Amanda share their journey to America to capture, save and tame wild mustangs. Witten and photographed by Kelly Wilson it is a fascinating read, sure to enthral their massive young fan base.

By Jilly Cooper, Bantam Press, $38

From her ‘80s novels Polo and Riders, Jilly Cooper became infamous for her sexy romps involving showjumpers, polo players, horse breeders and trainers. Mount reconnects with some of her most addictive characters; Rupert Campbell-Black et al. Her fun sense of humour is still evident, although the book gets a bit bogged down occasionally in horse bloodlines, there’s still plenty of intrigue and scandal. The perfect summer beach read.



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