A Fine Place to Daydream

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HarperSport, 2006 - Gambling - 297 pages
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Experience the sheer thrill and joy of national hunt racing as an American novelist follows a select group of leading horses and their Irish trainers on their annual pilgrimage to the Cheltenham Festival, in this evocative book on the jumps and the Irish love of horse racing.

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A Fine Place to Daydream : Racehorses, Romance, and the Irish

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Barich, author of the horse-racing classicLaughing in the Hills , has written another book on the subject, this time on Irish steeplechasing. The best bits of the book delve into Irish society and ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Bill Barich has lived in Northern California for most of his life. His first book, Laughing in the Hills, a classic account of racetrack life, was hailed by Sports Illustrated as one of the 100 best sports books of all-time and serialized in The New Yorker, where Barich was a staff writer for many years, contributing both fiction and non-fiction. His honours include a Guggenheim Fellowship and inclusion in Best American Short Stories. He is a Literary Laureate of the San Francisco Public Library and currently resides in Dublin.

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