Derby Day by D. J. Taylor audiobook

Derby Day

By D. J. Taylor
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Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
12.63 Hours Unabridged
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As the shadows lengthen over the June grass, all of 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.

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Summary

Summary

As the shadows lengthen over the June grass, all of 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Derby Day is a triumphant success…In this unputdownable Victorian romp Taylor enjoyable proves himself to be one of the finest of our twenty-first century novelists.” Financial Times
“Taylor has written an exceptionally clever nineteenth-century novel with a richness of character that almost matches his models of Dickens and Thackeray.” Sunday Times (London)

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Author

Author Bio: D. J. Taylor

Author Bio: D. J. Taylor

D.J. Taylor was born in 1960, went to Norwich School and St John’s College, Oxford, and is the author of two acclaimed biographies, Thackerary (1999), and Orwell: The Life, which won the Whitbread Biography Prize in 2003. He has written eleven novels, the most recent being The Windsor Faction (2013),joint winner of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History, Derby Day (2011),long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, At the Chime of a City Clock (2010), Ask Alice (2009) and Kept: A Victorian Mystery (2006).

David is also well known as a critic and reviewer, and his other books include A Vain Conceit: British Fiction in the 1980s (1989) and After the War: the Novel and England since 1945 (1993). His journalism appears in the Independent and the Independent on Sunday, the Guardian, The Tablet, the Spectator, the Wall Street Journal and, anonymously, in Private Eye. He is married to the novelist Rachel Hore. They have three sons and live in Norwich, UK.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English