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By Dick Francis, Felix Francis

An exhilarating new novel from the New York Times-bestselling authors.

Shell-shocked and lacking a foot-lost to an IED in the course of his travel of responsibility in Afghanistan-Captain Tom Forsyth has been despatched "home" via the military and, at free ends, returns to his estranged mother's condo for the 1st time in view that he joined up at seventeen. yet Josephine Kauri, the "first woman of British racing," has continually placed the horses she trains first and her kinfolk final. Tom quickly unearths himself strained to the brink together with his mom and stepfather.

yet there's one more reason for the stifling pressure at Kauri condo Stables: Josephine is being blackmailed for a hefty sum each week-and compelled to make her horses lose. Retirement isn't an alternative, as she has been warned that it'll lead to the object she such a lot fears: publicity and mock . . . and felony, whilst the govt. unearths out what she's been hiding.

Tom units out to find and defeat this hidden enemy utilizing his finely honed army talents. yet can he retailer his mother's attractiveness and occupation, or will he locate himself stuck within the move fire?

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When you emerge from reading Tom ]ones, you haven’t met ‘a gallery of sharply observed characters‘, you haven’t met an 2! Tom Jones idiosyncratic narrator, you haven’t been conducted through an exciting story, you haven’t savoured the fights and smells of eighteenth-century England, you haven’t made a robust square meal. Even the smell and taste of that famous beef aren’t allowed to reach your senses direct. Fielding interposs his own facetiousdoubted, whether Ulysses, who by the ‘Indeed it may be way seems to have had the bat stomach of all the heroes in that eating poem of the Odysey, ever made a better meal.

In 1879 Matthew Arnold issued the more measured warning ‘we not the name that is . . 29 ‘I Wandered . as a Cloud’ (The Daffodils) suppose that everything is precious which Wordsworth may give us’. Recognizing the need to sift Wordsworth’s oeuvre, Arnold are . Lonely not to . himself edited a volume designed ‘to disengage the poems which show his power, and to present them to the English-speaking public’. Yet Arnold included in his 'selection from Wordsworth the lines Few months of life has he in store As he For to still, you will tell, the more he works, the more Do his weak ankles swell.

The Italian created a valid — work of art, beside which Soott’s book is revealed heap of sawdust it always was. he eyes, a consciously innocent, over-innocent, association— all of which is quite unfair, of course, to Charles Lamb. Or is it? Lamb was by most accounts such an amusing, good-hearted and brave man that one would like to let the question rat, were it not for the literary work. , man but he is also the creator of ‘one of the masterpieces of English prose’. This considerable claim was not substantiated, it was just airily put forward without rmervations by Robert Lynd.

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