The Masters of Manton by Paul Mathieu (Signed Copies!)

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Mathieu, Paul. The Masters of Manton; From Alec Taylor to George Todd. LONDON: Write First Time, 2010.
First edition, first printing.
Bound in brown cloth gilt, with pictorial d/w. 303pp. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs. The story of the famous racing stables, the men who built it, the trainers, gambles, winners & losers. Like the authors previous outstanding book 'The Druids Lodge Confederacy', this is the detailed story of a small slice of racing history, written in an entertaining style.
"Paul Mathieu's new book is a must for all racing fans. The pages come alive with tales of huge gambles... stories galore of roguery [and] carefully-laid plans, hatched years in advance" Claude Duval, The Sun

“Interesting, revealing, faultless – Mathieu does it again. Has [he] pulled off another coup with his second book? The answer is an unequivocal yes " Racing Post

“Mathieu’s sensational study of Manton and the characters who surrounded it… will give a whiff of racing’s elixir to every true fan of the sport” Robin Oakley, the Spectator

“A diverting tale of Dickensian conditions, lurid court cases and eccentric owners” Country Life

“A joy to read. Highly recommended” Peter Magee,

“A fascinating new book. Stories of enormous
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