Discover a story that defies belief: National Velvet meets Downton Abbey with a splash of The Leopard. * LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR * Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Vast crowds have gathered to watch the Grand Pardubice steeplechase, Europes most blood-curdling sporting test of manhood. With war looming, the race has a brutal political significance. The Nazis have sent the SSs all-conquering paramilitary horsemen to crush – yet again – the subhuman Slavs. But Lata Brandisova, a silver-haired countess on a little golden mare, has other ideas… Heart-stopping reading Clover Stroud, Daily Telegraph

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05/03/2020