The incredible story, for the first time told in novel form, of Phar Lap, the racehorse that became a champion, and then a legend.
And he's done it folks ... Phar Lap first, daylight second.
In a new novel about the Australian race horse Phar Lap, award -winning writer, Kelly Ana Morey recreates the short life of the gigantic chestnut gelding who became the darling of the...more
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I haven't finished reading the book, but I loved the bits that I have read. Daylight Second is a great opportunity to learn about life in New Zealand and Australia in the first half of the twentieth century, as historical details are woven seamlessly into the narrative. A lovely present for any age. I have already got a copy for a friend.
It is VERY HORSEY but that's kind of the point, and that's certainly what I loved about it. That and the sense of time and place - it'll make a(nother) great movie one day.
Interesting era and started the book while in the Catlins. Also I have lived in Sydney and Melbourne so was all the more relevant for me.
Great read Kelly grab the movie rights someone