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A Fine Place to Daydream: Racehorses, Romance, and the Irish

A Fine Place to Daydream: Racehorses, Romance, and the Irish (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Barich, Bill

Twenty-five years after his racetrack classic Laughing in the Hills, Bill Barich tells the story of 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. Barich travels throughout his adopted country and meets... the leading trainers and jockeys, the beleaguered bookies who work rain or shine, and a host of passionate, like-minded fans--from Father Sean Breen, the Racing Priest, to T. P. Reilly, whose peculiar betting system turns on a horse's looks. Witty, philosophical, and vividly written, A Fine Place to Daydream is a paean to the real Ireland, a moving tale of a surprise romance, and a thrilling account of a hugely exciting season at the track. Captivating. . . . Mr. Barich recaptures much of the feel and compass of his first narrative of the equine life, once again weaving a broad tartan from scores of interviews with inhabitants of every corner of the horseracing industry. -- The Wall Street Journal
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ISBN 9781634505499
Released NZ 27 Oct 2015
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781634505499
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Imprint Skyhorse Publishing
Released 27 Oct 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Barich, Bill
Category Biography & Autobiography
Sports Psychology
Horse Racing
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 798.40092
Weight 279g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Horse racing - Ireland, Horse racing - Ireland
NBS Text Equestrian & Animal Sports
ONIX Text General/trade

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