||The Modern Publishing Company, London [193?]
|Dust Jacket by:
Frederick Delamere, the owner of his ancestral home Redleaf "in one of the most picturesque counties of
England" is troubled by having to mortgage the place to his newly-rich neighbour Octavius Killick, and by
the defection of Isaac Giles and other young men to Killick from their traditional employment at Redleaf.
Isaac's father Felix is a faithful Delamere retainer, and is worried by his son's plan to marry flighty
Fanny Webb, the daughter of Killick's unscrupulous foreman Dan Webb.
Fred Delamere has an old mare with a promising young colt Birdsgrove whom Matt Trevor comes to train.
Fred's sister Amy Delamere invites her London friends Harry and Maud Rosewood and their friend, the lively
young widow Winnie Fairfax, to stay at Redleaf. Felix Giles saves Fred from being shot, and the families
are eventually reconciled. Birdsgrove goes on to win famous races and the money he wins rescues the
A gripping story, with excellent characters and scenes. A superb novel. (TA)
||First published in 1899 by George Routledge.