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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125418
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 42

The Miracle (Storycuts)


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A traveller on his way to the brutal experience of the Palio horse race in Siena has his life changed by a supernatural incident.

An American couple on holiday in the atmospheric Italian town of Siena are on their way to witness the time-honoured Palio horse race. When they are waylaid they end up in a quiet courtyard being told a mesmerising story by a strange young man. It is an unforgettable tale that begins with the persecution of a young nun in the turbulent days of the sixteenth century and culminates in the bitter German retreat from Italy.

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Veteran.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125418
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 42

About the Author

Frederick Forsyth

Former RAF pilot and investigative journalist, Frederick Forsyth defined the modern thriller when he wrote The Day of The Jackal, described by Lee Child as ‘the book that broke the mould’, with its lightning-paced storytelling, effortlessly cool reality and unique insider information. Since then he has written twelve novels which have been bestsellers around the world: The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fourth Protocol, The Negotiator, The Deceiver, The Fist of God, Icon, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and, most recently, The Kill List. He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.

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