A classic story of dreams, ambition and one girl’s belief in a horse. ‘Velvet’ll sit on a horse like a shadow and breathe her soul into it…I never seen such a creature on a horse.’ Velvet is mad about horses.
When she wins a piebald horse in a raffle, she knows he’s something special. His heart is as big as the five-foot fences he jumps, and he’ll do anything for Velvet. Soon, she and her friend Mi have their sights set on the biggest race in England. But can a girl win the Grand National? About the Author.
Enid Bagnold was born in 1889 and was mostly brought up in Jamaica. She was a nurse and a driver in France during World War I. She married the chairman of Reuters and they lived in Sussex, where she is buried. Enid Bagnold wrote poems, novels and plays, the most famous of which is The Chalk Garden. National Velvet is her most well-known novel, and remains much-loved to this day.