Warhorses of Letters
These powerfully moving letters were exchanged between two of the most significant warhorses in history: the dignified Marengo, devoted bearer of Napoleon; and the dashing Copenhagen, a slightly flighty racehorse who became the warhorse of the Duke of Wellington.
Originally made public by the highly acclaimed BB ...more
"I have a great new idea for a radio-series!"
"An episotolary romance!"
"Yeah, cause we haven't had dozends of those, yet."
"A gay epistolary romance."
"Still not original enough."
"Set during the Napoleonic war."
"And they're fighting on opposing sides."
"Cause that is so new..."
"They're Napoleon's and Wellington's war-horses."
"That...What drugs are you on?"
"You don't like my idea?"
Copenhagen to Marengo: ...I am just a big, handsome racehorse with amazing muscle definition and huge eyelashes, and now I am walking slowly towards you, whinnying gently to let you know I am aroused...
Marengo to Copenhagen: I am approaching you with a crop and spurs - you are wearing leather blinkers but at the sound of me you start to quiver - the whip comes down on your saucy waggling rump...
(Warhorses of Letters, p. 29)
Love letters between Marengo, Napoleon Bonaparte's personal warhor ...more
I do wonder though how the producers convinced the BBC to air a radiodrama about an epistolary romance between homosexual horses.
Wow. Um. I'm not entirely sure how to describe this. These are the letters between two gay warhorses, one Wellington's, and one Napoleon's. It's absolutely hilarious, and I'd highly recommend it if you haven't given it a listen yet--the second season is out now, too. The voices are both perfect, and there's even humor in the narration at the beginning and end of each episode.
If you've been lucky enough to see some of it performed live then it just adds to the fun. The authors are wonderful people and very helpful to fellow authors and just insanely funny! And on top of that, it manages ...more