Derby Day

A Novel
Product Number: EB00054396
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453249161
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Please log in to view pricing

Description

Nominated for the Man Booker Prize, an exquisite tale of romance and rivalry, gambling and greed, from one of England's finest writers As the shadows lengthen over the June grass, all England is heading for Epsom Down—high life and low life, society beauties and Whitechapel 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.

x-large
Author(s): D.J. Taylor
Awards:2011-Fiction-Longlist-Man Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Apr 03, 2012

All formats/editions

eAudio
x-large
Author(s): D.J. Taylor
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Product Number Z100027661
Released: Apr 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792786597

Sign up for our email newsletter