||The Modern Publishing Company, London [193?]
|Dust Jacket by:
Set briefly in Nottinghamshire, Paris, Derby and Liverpool, the scene is mostly a Grand National
race at Aintree. Two amateur jockeys are deadly rivals: one a rich villain, the other a less wealthy
protégé of his father's landlord. The main characters are rounded and well developed. Unfortunately all
are scoundrels, snobs or parasites, greedy, vicious, foolish or incompetent.
Their several clashes stretch thinly over many chapters, with no surprises, eventually reaching an
unconvincing deathbed reconciliation. The tale then ends abruptly, as though the author was as bored by
the book as the reader is likely to have become. Nat Gould wrote far better novels. (TA)
||First published by Routledge. Issued by Modern Publishing under two numbers:
703 and 766. No. 703 is shown.