Taylor, D.J: Derby Day. First Edition/First Printing.« back
This is a first edition and first printing of Derby Day by D.J. Taylor, published by Chatto & Windus in 2011.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
As the shadows lengthen over the June grass, all England is heading for Epsom Down high life and low life, society beauties and White chapel 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.