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Fine Place to Daydream Racehorses, Romance, and the Irish

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ISBN-10: 1400078091

ISBN-13: 9781400078097

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bill Barich

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Twenty-five years afterLaughing in the Hills,his racetrack classic, Bill Barich gives us another—about how he fell in love and found a new life in Dublin, where he was soon caught up in the Irish obsession with horses and luck. At venues grand and lowly, Ireland’s steeplechase season hits its stride in October and reaches a crescendo at England’s Cheltenham Festival in March, when the Irish take on the Brits for bragging rights before a crowd of 50,000. To prepare himself for the fierce rivalry, Barich traveled his adopted country and met the leading trainers and jockeys; such champion jumpers as Florida Pearl and the quirky Moscow Flyer; the beleaguered bookies who work rain or shine; and…    
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.33" wide x 8.02" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Bill Barich is the author of several books, among them "Laughing in the Hills", "Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California", "Traveling Light", & "Then Sporting Life". He wrote for "The New Yorker" for many years, contributing short stories as well as pieces on such varied subjects as fly fishing, boxing, Italian culture, & his favorite English pub. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow in fiction, & currently lives in San Anselmo, California.