Latimer House, 1948, illus Michael Lyne
Royal Crusader is an equine autobiography. Crusader does the usual equine autobiography voyage of travelling from good to bad owners before a happy ending. He starts life loved and well treated, but then after the person he is loaned to during the war dies, he is sold, as no one knows the horse is loaned not owned. He goes through several owners; mostly ignorant rather than vicious, but the end result is the same as if they were. Eventually he is re-united with his first owner.