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Days Like These: The Education of a Racing Lover Hardcover – 18 Sep 2003

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  • Hardcover: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; 1st edition (18 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840187263
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840187267
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,184,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jamie Reid is the author of the non fiction books, A License to Print Money (short listed for the 1992 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award) Days Like These, The Education of a Racing Lover ( short listed for 2004 William Hill gambling Book of the year award) and Emperors of the Turf as well as the acclaimed novels Easy Money and Home on the Range.

A lifelong punter and racing enthusiast he is also a journalist and regular contributor to the Financial Times colour magazine, How To Spend It , for whom he writes The Smart Money column. He has also written for the Guardian, the Independent On Sunday, Harpers and Queen, The New Statesman, Money Observer and Private Eye.

His new book, Doped, published this Autumn, is the winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2013

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About the Author

A journalist and writer, Jamie Reid is the author of several titles including the novels Easy Money and Home on the Range and the non-fiction books Emperors of the Turf and A Licence To Print Money.He writes a weekly sports betting column for The Guardian and has also contributed to numerous magazines ranging from the New Statesmen to Punch, Private Eye and Tatler.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Nov. 2003
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The racing scenes in this book are as tense and exciting as being at the race course, and are perfectly balanced by a story of family life in 1950's to 1960's Southern England. I think this book will appeal to racing and non racing lovers alike as a touching tale of a mans' life and passion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By El Gran Senor on 27 Nov. 2011
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Really enjoyed this book. I'm sure most racing fans would enjoy it. I particularly enjoyed the passages about the 2002 Festival and Likeabutterfly as it was my first Festival and I too, like the author, backed her antepost. A great read.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Mills on 11 Jan. 2004
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"A Licence to print money" was a classic. This a truely appalling cash-in . Whole chapters on the author's schooldays with not a word on racing. A non trier!
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Why don't more people follow this great game? 31 May 2015
By Jimmy Riddle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Reid writes well about the great diversion. Nothing groundbreaking in here but it's none the worse for that. I noticed he changed wives somewhere along the way.
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