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Mr Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life


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Chris McGrath was racing correspondent at the Independent for seven years and has won multiple awards, including racing journalist of the year. This is his first book.


A racing book like no other - a book of remarkable scope - Robin Oakley, The SpectatorErudite, wry and astute . . . extraordinary horses and a rich seam of cultural history woven into a fascinating book - Melanie Reid, The Times, Book of the WeekA racy gallop . . . Christopher McGrath offers a teeming, colourful survey of these many stories - ObserverMcGrath is a sports writer, one of the finest and most certainly one of the most under-appreciated of this generation. He tells stories with gentle understatement and has a fine understanding of racing and its diverse community . . . Immense attention to detail - Sunday TimesA vivid, sweeping history of impressive scope. McGrath's eye for a story and eloquent turns of phrase will delight - Racing PostDid I think I'd end up missing the whole of the Euro 2016 final in order to finish Chris McGrath's recently-published Mr Darley's Arabian? By no means, but I guess it's just that kind of book - Sporting LifeA good story . . . McGrath is an award-winning journalist . . . at his best when he is conveying his love of racing - Literary ReviewA fascinating tale . . . Very well written, its narrative racing along effortlessly - as you might expect of a thoroughbred author - Coventry Telegraph

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