Warhorses of Letters

By Hudson & Phillips

The book of the BBC Radio 4 series starring Stephen Fry, Daniel Rigby and Tamsin Greig

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Publication date: March 2012

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Marie:
These letters we're publishing - they were really written from Wellington's warhorse to Napoleon's warhorse and vice versa? Really?

Robbie:
They really were. I'm an actual, proper, highly-qualified historian. If I say something is kosher, then it's kosher. I put the full weight of my academic reputation behind this project. Being a historian is like being one of those guys on CSI. We know stuff. There are some things you literally cannot fake.

Marie:
That's what I thought.

Robbie:
You were right. But having collected the letters together, and having had them faithfully dramatised by Radio 4's comedy department, why are we getting them published as well?

Marie:
Well, as you well know, it's not just that we found the letters, there was all that other material.

Robbie:
I don't well know. What other material?

Marie:
All those extra letters, the ones from Marengo to his hygienist and the horse he plays chess with? The notes between Copenhagen and the annoying dog he has to share a stall with? And what about all the hardcore archival work we did fleshing out the details of the story? We're going to annotate the letters with a series of incredibly informative hoofnotes.

Robbie:
Oh, that. Yes, I do remember now.

Marie:
And do you remember that we promised Unbound that if listeners have any questions, they can ask them by emailing warhorses@unbound.co.uk?

Robbie:
Yes, vaguely.

Marie:
And that if we answer a question in a published hoofnote, then we will raise the asker FOR FREE to the next level?

Robbie:
I remember something about that, but not in as much detail as you seem to remember it. Does that mean we'd give someone a free ebook if they hadn't pledged at all?

Marie:
Only if we answered their question, and I bet we wouldn't answer a non-pledger. We can be quite vindictive, remember.

Robbie:
Yes, I remember. Are you really going to make me go pony-trekking?

Marie:
Only if we get the pledges.

Robbie:
Please don't pledge.

Marie:
Pledge.

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    Hudson & Phillips

    Marie Phillips is the author of Gods Behaving Badly, which has just been filmed and stars Sharon Stone and Christopher Walken. She hosts literary events including, with Scott Pack, the Firestation Book Swap in Windsor and is Writer in residence at Ackland Burghley school, London, with the organisation First Story.


    Robert Hudson wrote the novel The Kilburn Social Club, and various musicals including, with Jeremy Sams, Damsel in Distress, which was commissioned by the Gershwin and Wodehouse estates and is due for production in Chichester next year. He hosts the comedy night Tall Tales and the spin-off podcast Listen & Often.


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