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The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
As the shadows lengthen over the June grass, all England is heading for Epsom Downs - high life and low life, society beauties and Whitechapel street girls, bookmakers and gypsies, hawkers and acrobats, punters and thieves. Whole families stream along the Surrey back-roads, towards the greatest race of the year. Hopes are high, nerves are taut, hats are tossed in the air - this is Derby Day.For months people have been waiting and plotting for this day. Even in dark November, when the wind whistles through the foggy London courts, the alehouses and gentlemen's clubs echo to the sound of disputed odds. In Belgrave Square old Mr Gresham is baffled by his tigerish daughter Rebecca, whose intentions he cannot fathom. In the clubs of St James's rakish Mr Happerton plays billiards with his crony Captain Raff, while in darkest Lincolnshire sad Mr Davenant broods over his financial embarrassments and waits for his daughter's new governess. Across the channel the veteran burglar Mr Pardew is packing his bags to return, to the consternation of the stalwart detective Captain McTurk. Everywhere money jingles and plans are laid. Uniting them all is the champion horse Tiberius, on whose performance half a dozen destinies depend. In this rich and exuberant novel, rife with the idioms of Victorian England, the mysteries pile high, propelling us towards the day of the great race, and we wait with bated breath as the story gallops to a finish that no one expects.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for D J Taylor's Derby Day

Hardback Editions

April 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Derby Day: A Novel
Author(s): D J Taylor
ISBN: 1-60598-332-2 / 978-1-60598-332-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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January 2012 : UK Hardback

Title: Derby Day
Author(s): D J Taylor
ISBN: 1-4458-7410-5 / 978-1-4458-7410-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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June 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Derby Day
Author(s): D J Taylor
ISBN: 0-7011-8358-6 / 978-0-7011-8358-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Derby Day: A Novel
Author(s): D J Taylor
ISBN: 1-60598-444-2 / 978-1-60598-444-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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July 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: Derby Day
Author(s): D J Taylor
ISBN: 1-4458-7411-3 / 978-1-4458-7411-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Derby Day: A Victorian Mystery
Author(s): D J Taylor
ISBN: 0-09-953199-2 / 978-0-09-953199-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Derby Day
Author(s): D J Taylor
ISBN: 0-7011-8359-4 / 978-0-7011-8359-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto Windus
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Audio Editions

April 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Derby Day
Author(s): D J Taylor
ISBN: 0-7927-8658-0 / 978-0-7927-8658-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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April 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Derby Day: A Novel
Author(s): D J Taylor
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Derby Day: A Novel
Author(s): D J Taylor
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Derby Day
Author(s): D J Taylor
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Derby Day
Author(s): D J Taylor
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Derby Day (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): D J Taylor, narrated by Gordon Griffin
ISBN: 1-4074-9024-9 / 978-1-4074-9024-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Derby Day: A Novel
Author(s): D J Taylor
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon