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Read online National Velvet.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC National Velvet A butcher s daughter in a small Sussex town ends her nightly prayers with Oh God give me horses give me horses Let me be the best rider in England The answer to year old Velvet Brown s plea materializes in the form of an unwanted piebald raffled off in a village lottery who turns out to be adept at jumping fences exactly the sort of horse that could win the world s most famous steeplechase the Grand National Richly atmospheric of rural life in England between the World Wars i National Velvet i has enchanted generations of readers since its debut The heroine s grit and determination backed by the support of her eccentric and loving family offer an inspiring example of the struggles and rewards of following a dream .

The book is one that horse lovers of every age cannot fail to enjoy The New York Times .

Humorous charming i National Velvet i is a little masterpiece Time .

Put on your not to be missed list The New Yorke by Enid Bagnold

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National Velvet
Title:National Velvet
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ISBN:1405209496
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Number of Pages:245
Category:Classics, Fiction, Horses, Young adult, Animals, Childrens
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The scene of most of this novel is France and the milieu is aristocratic yet the chief characters are Scottish or American Lady Maclean wife of Sir Gynt is the heroine She had been and still is a great beauty A the Chateau of Little Pouilly she holds her court The courtiers are mostly ageing members of the French nobility Some are in love with her all are her admirers Women admire her too She has wit and charm as well as beauty The secret of her spell is not divulged to the reader Indeed the spell itself has to be taken on trust though its potency its effect can be observed br br But beauty vanishes youth passes however rare rare it be This is a story of the evanescence of youth and beauty a story of growing old gracefully and contentedly if possible seeing love survive or wither away It is a story especially of a mother and daughter each wanting to be loved by the other each aware that their relationship lacked the one thing to make it perfect br br No novel of recent years has penetrated so deeply into the mysteries of human love in all its manifestations or dwelt so wisely and beautifully on the theme of encroaching age br br flyleaf quoting Daniel George in the BROADSHEET, Publisher W Heinemann Publication date Subjects World War Biography, First published in under the pseudonym of A Lady of Quality this second book by the author of the better known National Velvet outlines the difficulties faced by a poor candid young girl of great beauty who has no money no savoir faire and no self confidence The solution at which she finally arrives would hardly horrify a modern reader and part of the interest of the outdated plot lies in the change in social attitudes in the eighty years or so since it was written, Katharine Hepburn returned triumphantly to Broadway as Mrs Basil a rich old lady living in a decaying English country house She has a lesbian alcoholic cook who levitates and a grandson who is down from Oxford with a group that includes a left wing lesbian and her bi racial girlfriend The grandson proposes to the girlfriend and she accepts because she covets the estate Years later they return and Mrs Basil gives them her house and joins the cook in a nearby asylum