Derby Day

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Pegasus Publications, 2012 - Fiction - 405 pages
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As the shadows lengthen over the June grass, all England is heading for Epsom Down—high life and low life, society beauties and White chapel street girls, bookmakers and gypsies, hawkers and thieves. Hopes are high, nerves are taut, hats are tossed in the air—this is Derby Day.

For months people have been waiting and plotting for this day. Everyone’s eyes are on champion horse Tiberius, on whose performance half a dozen destinies depend. In this rich and exuberant novel, rife with the idioms of Victorian England, the mysteries pile high, propelling us toward the day of the great race, and we wait with bated breath as the story gallops to a finish that no one expects.

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User Review  - Giant Bolster - Goodreads

I had mixed feelings about this Booker-nominated novel. I was initially quite excited to read it. Historical fiction set in the Victorian era with a mystery thrown in. What's not to like? And indeed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jaclyn Day - Goodreads

A few years ago I made a pact with myself that if I wasn't enjoying a book, I'd stop reading it and move on to the next. Before that I'd had a hard time stopping a book midway through, even when I ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

D. J. Taylor áis a novelist, critic ,and biographer whoseáOrwelláwon the Whitbread Prize for Biography. His most recent books areá Kept;áBright Young People:áThe Rise and Fall of a Generation;áAsk Alice; áandá Derby Day , which was nominated for the Booker Prize and was selected as aá Washington Post áBest Book of the Year.

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