Ian is blessed with a special talent. His work has that rare knack of prompting the most emotive of responses in the reader. Somehow he makes you feel nostalgic for an age or time you may never even have known. An ideal gift for any horse racing fan!
He writes of the most colourful of characters – some shady, some eccentric – but always interesting. He remembers places, events and, most notably, songs and movies. Then there are the horses, Not always the big names, but many drawn from the ranks of his much beloved low-grade sprint handicaps. There are insights into how ‘the game’ has changed, of dusty betting shops and trips to the seaside at Brighton. Ian can draw his inspiration from years of watching life go by, dipping into its mysteries only to then hop back to his seat by the side. This book is a joy and an absolute delight in every way.
“A great book for older readers – and those who love nostalgia”
8 Illustrations and photographs