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Taylor, D. J. (David John), 1960-
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This tale of Epsom Derby wonder horse Tiberius is the best 19th century novel written in 2012. British author Taylor nails the Victorian language of Dickens and the social satire of Thackeray in this authentic throwback to the long, leisurely, multi-layered, many-charactered entertainments of a bygone age. Royalty, nobility, professionals, tradesmen, criminals, and assorted lowlifes all come together for England’s most important horse race, and many destinies, both equine and human, will be determined at the crossing of the finish line.