I have just finished reading your fascinating book. As happens at funerals, when you have listened to a eulogy you wish you had known more about the person during their life as most of them have led such interesting lives. Although I remember most of the people you mention I did not know many of them very well. Your story telling certainly brought them to life. I am astounded by the amount of research you must have done in your four year journey. Greg Lougher’s problem shipping his horses to UK made my journey seem like a picnic.

Karen, your book has brought back memories of 25 exciting years of my life and reminded me how lucky I was to have been part of such undertakings. I am glad to have been able to help a bit with catalogues and some notes. Best wishes for Christmas and good luck with Volume 2.

Regards, Martin Lemann, Bowral, NSW