National Velvet

National Velvet

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By (author) Enid Bagnold

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  • Publisher: Egmont Heritage
  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 183mm x 28mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405264187
  • ISBN 13: 9781405264181
  • Sales rank: 90,453

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The most famous and loved racing story of all time. National Velvet is a classic tale of dreams, ambition and one girl's belief in a horse. 'Velvet'll sit on a horse like a shadow and breathe her soul into it ...I never seen such a creature on a horse.' Velvet is mad about horses. When she wins a piebald horse in a raffle, she knows he's something special. His heart is as big as the five-foot fences he jumps, and he'll do anything for Velvet. Soon, she and her friend Mi have their sights set on the biggest race in England. But can a girl win the Grand National? The book that inspired the classic film starring Elizabeth Taylor, National Velvet is a true classic of print and screen. Alongside Black Beauty and My Friend Flicka it is one of the great horse books for children - and it's now available as part of the stunning Heritage gift book range by Egmont

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Enid Bagnold was born in Kent in 1889. Brought up in Jamaica, she later went to art school in London. She served as a nurse and a driver in the First World War. She married Sir Roderick Jones in 1920 and moved with him to Rottingdean in Sussex. A keen horsewoman, she wrote National Velvet the story of Velvet Brown, the girl who rides in the Grand National, in 1935. The author of poetry, plays and novels for children and adults, she died in 1981.