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The Dark Horse

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Hardcover, 202 pages
Published January 11th 1982 by Viking Books (first published January 1st 1981)
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John Quillan, a disillusioned ex-British-Army officer, has a new addition to his Calcutta stables: Dark Invader, beautiful, powerful and fast, but with a checkered racing history. With Dark Invader comes Ted Mullins, his stable lad, banished from racing by an old scandal. Along with Darkie's owner, Mr. Leventine, the four are all "dark horses," their promise hidden and perhaps fatally flawed. But Mother Morag, superior of the Sisters of Poverty, is a dark horse in her own way. When the Sisters h ...more
It provides the cultural clash of the English, Indians, and horse racing in Calcutta. Success can be achieved by the so called failures if the conditions are right for a second chance. Even those most compelled by greed can learn the virtue in giving.
Didnt enjoy this book - it felt too forced and somehow disorganised. I usually love Godden's writing but htis one left me cold.
I liked it. A horse, a jockey,(lad) and nuns all get a second chance.
You just have to love wily nuns and horse racing.
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Fans of British W...: The Dark Horse, by Rumer Godden 7 2 4 hours, 59 min ago  
She was born in Sussex, England, but grew up in India, in Narayanganj. Many of her 60 books are set in India. Black Narcissus was made into a famous movie with Deborah Kerr in 1947.

Godden wrote novels, poetry, plays, biographies, and books for children.

For more information, see the official website: Rumer Godden
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