About this book
Paperback edition of Taylor's historical novel, set in London and Lincolnshire in the 19th century. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, it follows the fortunes of many different characters who are involved in Derby Day at Epsom Downs. '...As ever with Taylor, literary complexities lurk under the smooth surface of a stylish page-turner.' "Conde Nast Traveller"
In Belgrave Square old Mr Gresham is baffled by his tigerish daughter Rebecca, whose intentions he cannot fathom. In the clubs of St James' rakish Mr Happerton plays billiards with his crony Captain Raff, while in darkest Lincolnshire sad Mr Davenant broods over his financial embarrassments and waits for his daughter's new governess.