Thrown

by Dominic Prince

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Thrown Synopsis

Derby Day, 1913. Two hundred and fifty thousand people, from dustmen to duchesses, surge onto the Epsom Downs for the greatest race of the year. But among the happy crowds, there are dark schemes under way. For months a group of wild gamblers have been training Aboyeur, their savage thoroughbred, in secret. Weighted down, and made to endure endless hours on a treadmill and in a 'hot box' during the day, but allowed to fly under the night-time darkness of Salisbury Plain, Aboyeur is set to fool the bookmakers and win millions for his masters. Central to the plan is Ingram Piper, the young man whose nerve will be tested to the limit. But when Ingram's friend, the fearless suffragette, Emily Davison, arrives at the racetrack and sets her sights on the King's horse, fates will collide in the most devastating way. THROWN is the story of a stable lad and a suffragette, their reckless courage and doomed friendship, and the thrilling race that binds them together. In the tragedy that unfolds, fortunes are made and lost, hearts are broken and the course of history will change for ever.

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ISBN: 9780297608141
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780297608141
Publication date: 8th May 2014
Author: Dominic Prince
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Dominic Prince

Dominic Prince is a journalist and documentary maker who writes for the DAILY MAIL, the MAIL ON SUNDAY, the INDEPENDENT, the TELEGRAPH and the SPECTATOR. He has made films on a wide variety of sporting subjects for the BBC and Channel 4, including LESTER PIGOTT AND THE LAST WATERLOO CUP. An amateur jockey, he famously lost over five stone to get back in the saddle. He lives in London with his wife, the food writer Rose Prince, and their two children. THROWN is his first novel.

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