Slow Horses Deluxe Edition

Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle—not unusual in this line of work.

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1641293004

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Welcome to the thrilling and unnervingly prescient world of the slow horses. This team of MI5 agents is united by one common bond: They've screwed up royally and will do anything to redeem themselves. This special tenth-anniversary deluxe edition of a modern classic includes a foreword by the author, discussion questions for book clubs, and an exclusive short story featuring the slow horses. London, England: Slough House is where washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their failed careers. The “slow horses,” as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated there. Maybe they botched an Op so badly they can’t be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle—not unusual in this line of work. One thing they have in common, though, is they want to be back in the action. And most of them would do anything to get there─even if it means having to collaborate with one another. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, the slow horses see an opportunity to redeem themselves. But is the victim really who he appears to be?

Born to Slow Horses

Born to Slow Horses is a fast , breathless ride . " Forrest Gander “ Those who
lament that the Age of Giants is over have evidently never read Kamau
Brathwaite . His is not the poetry of one man in the world but of an entire world in
one man .

Author: Kamau Brathwaite

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819567451

Category: History

Page: 143

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New work by the co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement.


Slow Horses

Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who've screwed up a case - say by leaving a secret file on a train, or blowing a surveillance.

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 9781473641105

Category: Intelligence service

Page: 328

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Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on Sunday You don't stop being a spook just because you're no longer in the game. Banished to Slough House from the ranks of achievers at Regent's Park for various crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal, Jackson Lamb's misfit crew of highly trained joes don't run ops, they push paper. But not one of them joined the Intelligence Service to be a 'slow horse'. A boy is kidnapped and held hostage. His beheading is scheduled for live broadcast on the net. And whatever the instructions of the Service, the slow horses aren't going to just sit quiet and watch . . .

The Ohio Cultivator

How to Use a Horse . being good , the temperature of the day pleasant , and the
load not excessive , he will do it with It is ... Farm - horses , whose work is
necessarily slow Horses may , in general , be divided into two and continuous ,
lasting ...

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Live Stock Journal

Horses . Stallions During the Breeding Season . Experiences with Mules . was 66
' » the phrase 6 Eastern Blood in ... They looked upon the Eastern as the " blood "
horse — the only blood horse , and they selected this “ slow ' blood horse for ...

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Illustrated American Horse Book

... BITS AND MANY APPLIANCES FOR MAKING SLOW HORSES FAST , AND
FAST HORSES FASTER ; THE BREAKING OF VICIOUS HORSES ; SHOEING TO
CORRECT EVILS ; AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF VALUABLE MISCELLANEOUS
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The Art of Taming Horses A New Edition Revised with Important Additions and Illustrations by the Hunting Correspondent of the Illustrated London News

It is a general remark how quiet some high - spirited horses will become when
ridden by ladies . ... The teamster will continue his driving without any cessation ,
and by the time he has the slow horse started again , he will find that the free ...

Author: John Solomon RAREY

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Slough House

'I think this might be the best Jackson Lamb outing yet' Christopher Brookmyre 'Herron has certainly devised the most completely realised espionage universe since that peopled by George Smiley' The Times 'This is a darker, scarier Herron.

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529378672

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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*PRE-ORDER SLOUGH HOUSE NOW! - Soon to be a TV series starring Gary Oldman* 'Slough House, is as eye-wateringly funny as it is nerve-shreddingly tense. I think this might be the best Jackson Lamb outing yet' Christopher Brookmyre 'This is a darker, scarier Herron. The gags are still there but the satire's more biting. The privatization of a secret service op and the manipulation of news is relevant and horribly credible' Ann Cleeves 'Mick Herron is one of the finest writers of his generation' Steve Cavanagh 'Razor-sharp prose, fully formed characters and an underlying pathos make this series the most exciting development in spy fiction since the Cold War' The Times 'Kill us? They've never needed to kill us,' said Lamb. 'I mean, look at us. What would be the point?' A year after a calamitous blunder by the Russian secret service left a British citizen dead from novichok poisoning, Diana Taverner is on the warpath. What seems a gutless response from the government has pushed the Service's First Desk into mounting her own counter-offensive - but she's had to make a deal with the devil first. And given that the devil in question is arch-manipulator Peter Judd, she could be about to lose control of everything she's fought for. Meanwhile, still reeling from recent losses, the slow horses are worried they've been pushed further into the cold. Slough House has been wiped from Service records, and fatal accidents keep happening. No wonder Jackson Lamb's crew are feeling paranoid. But have they actually been targeted? With a new populist movement taking a grip on London's streets, and the old order ensuring that everything's for sale to the highest bidder, the world's an uncomfortable place for those deemed surplus to requirements. The wise move would be to find a safe place and wait for the troubles to pass. But the slow horses aren't famed for making wise decisions. 'The new king of the spy thriller' Mail on Sunday 'As a master of wit, satire, insight... Herron is difficult to overpraise' Daily Telegraph 'Irresistible writing ... ironclad storytelling and off-kilter humour' Financial Times 'Mick Herron's novels are a satirical chronicle of modern Britain . . . in their gleefully shocking way, his books reflect the trajectory of the nation' The Economist

The Horse

There is nothing worthy of remark in the short reign of Edward VI . , except the
constituting the stealing of horses a ... It would have too much encouraged the
breed of the heavy and slow horse , to the comparative or almost total neglect of
the ...

Author: William Youatt

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Category: Horses

Page: 589

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Lower Hall Class List for Works in the Arts and Sciences Including Theology Medicine Law Philosophy moral Mental Political and Social Education Religious and Devotional Books Ecclesiastical History and Missions Domestic and Rural Economy Recreative Arts Trades Etc

2104 . 4 the prevention and cure of restiveness in horses . 1177 . 25 HOWLAND ,
E . A . Economical housekeeper , and fam- Elderkin , J . Slow horses made fast ,
and fast ily receipt book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 . 26 borses made faster .

Author: Boston Public Library

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Page: 71

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British Agriculture

the drays of the brewer , and the coal waggons , exhibit teams of very noble
looking animals in black horses , with round ... A heavy slow horse can
accommodate himself to every motion better than an active and spirited animal ,
and he soon ...

Author: John Donaldson

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Category: Agriculture

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National Live Stock Journal

Ac- / brino Chief ) ; Rockwood 1467 , by Fleetwood ( son of HORSE
DEPARTMENT . open stride and extended reach of ... I have a Ally that will foal at
this will result in producing animals that will assigned for the slow horses going to
the front ...

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Cyclopedia of Moral and Religious Anecdotes

And from the centre of and the slow horse won the race . The a fine moulding in
plaster , hung a rich fast horse became lame from his fall ; / lamp ; the moulding
was hollow , and so his owners were much chagrined at constructed that a man ...

Author: Kazlitt Arvine

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Page: 890

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The Farmer s Magazine

Horses know nothing about balking, only as they are brought into it by improper
management, and when a horse balks in ... other horse; the teamster will
continue his driving without any cessation, and by the time he has the slow horse
started ...

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The Inter Ocean Curiosity Shop

Generally speaking , their own in the same degree , thus removing wild horses
are smaller and more muscular than the ... The Flanders , or Dutch horse was , as
adopted by subsequent sovereigns as a mark of it still is , a large , heavy , slow ...

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Sporting Magazine

... will make a slow horse a fast one : the slow horse will remain a safe one to the
end of the chapter ; but a thick - winded horse falls sooner or later , " And when
he falls , he falls like Lucifer ; " such a buster , that if you fall with him , you are
very ...

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