National Velvet by Enid Bagnold

National Velvet

Written by Enid Bagnold

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A classic story which captures the magic of owning a horse and the breathless excitement of racing it. Velvet Brown is horse mad and when she wins a strange piebald horse in a raffle, she knows that he is something special. He has just the bravery that is needed to become a great champion. Could he even win the Grand National, the greatest of all horse races? Velvet is determined to try.

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Fourteen year old Velvet has always longed for a horse. Her whole life revolves around the fantasy of riding and caring for a horse. And then she wins The Piebald in a raffle. From there it's not all that big a step to winning the Grand National. Firmly founded despite its apparent incredibility.


National Velvet by Enid Bagnold

This is a beautifully bound gift edition of this classic tale of a girl and her horse. Velvet Brown is a 14 year old girl living in small coastal village in the 1920s. She dreams of owning and training horses one day. When she and her friend Mi see a piebald horse jump a five foot fence, they decide to follow Velvet's dream to ride in the Grand National. But will Velvet be allowed to ride in the race? And can The Pie really win the most prestigious prize in all of steeplechasing? A horse-racing classic, National Velvet has entertained generations of horse lovers with dreams of riding in races themselves.

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About the Author

Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold (1889-1981) was an author and playwright.

Enid Bagnold began her writing career in August 1913 on a magazine entitled, Modern Society, where she was employed a staff writer.

Bagnold also wrote a number of plays including Lottie Dundass, The Chalk Garden and a Matter of Gravity.

Enid married Sir Roderick Jones, chairman of Reuters, and had four children. Mostly brought up in Jamaica, she lived in Kent and Sussex, with a spell serving in France as a nurse and driver during World War I.

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352 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

1st October 2012




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Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books is an imprint of Egmont Heritage

logo A great read is forever – The Egmont Heritage list includes some of the most highly acclaimed and bestselling children’s books of all time. Published in beautiful, high-quality hardback editions, with cloth quarter binding, head and tail bands and ribbon, the Egmont Heritage range will build into a library of some of the most famous titles in children’s literature.

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