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From Aintree to York
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  • Published: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446465332
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496
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From Aintree to York

Racing Around Britain




The rough guide to racing

Writer and psychologist Stephen Cartmell set off to explore Britain using the cultural melting pot of the UK's 60 racecourses as his staging posts. During his travels the author observed the frequent absurdity of the British, the peculiarities of their institutions and developed a satirical critique of one of the country's favourite pastimes.

With his acute eye for observation, an appreciation of the ridiculous and the ability to find humour even in the face of petty officialdom, this acclaimed book is not simply a travelogue of racing but a key to understanding Britain and its curiously comical inhabitants. Racegoer, traveller or first time visitor, Stephen Cartmell's colourful stories are sure to entertain.

  • Pub date: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446465332
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496
Categories:

About the Author

Stephen Cartmell

Stephen Cartmell is a former university lecturer, travel writer, racing enthusiast and dedicated golfer. He is the author of the highly entertaining, From Aintree to York: Racing Around Britain, which was published by Bantam in 2006. A Lancastrian by birth, Stephen is now 'exiled' in Hertfordshire.

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Praise for From Aintree to York

“Cartmell is afraid of offending no one...he peppers his droll prose with some scathing criticism. A kind of 'Rough Guide' counterpoint to the glossy and over polite Traveling The Turf Annual”

RACING POST

“A thoroughly entertaining, amusing and accurate collection of stories”

JOHN REID, winning jockey of the Arc de Triomphe and Derby

“A top-notch must read for gee-gee fans”

NUTS magazine

“This is a practical and (above all) comprehensive work”

DAILY TELEGRAPH


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