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,
Europe's most blood-curdling sporting test of manhood. With war
looming, the race has a brutal political significance. The Nazis
have sent the SS's 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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