Unbreakable

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Lata Brandisová was a truly inspiring woman: a shy countess who achieved the seemingly impossible. Not only was she the first woman to win the toughest horse race in the world, she was also the first woman to even take part. She had to fight a ferocious battle against prejudice simply to get to the starting line. She then showed repeatedly that she was tougher and better than the best male jockeys of her day. She won her greatest victory at the age of 42, in circumstances of extraordinary historical drama, on the eve of the Second World War, in a desperate showdown with Nazi Germany. Some believe that, by defeating the feared horsemen of Himmler’s SS cavalry, she provoked Hitler into war. And that, remarkably, is only part of the story.

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Discover a story that defies belief: National Velvet meets Downton Abbey with a splash of Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s The Leopard.

* WINNER OF THE 2020 TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR *

* LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR *

Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Vast crowds have gathered to watch the Grand Pardubice steeplechase, Europe’s most blood-curdling sporting test of manhood. With war looming, the race has a brutal political significance. The Nazis have sent the SS’s all-conquering paramilitary horsemen to crush – yet again – the ‘subhuman Slavs’. But Lata Brandisova, a silver-haired countess on a little golden mare, has other ideas…

‘Heart-stopping reading’ Clover Stroud, Daily Telegraph

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Weight 0.354 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.6 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

426 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

798.40092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K