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'Uncatchable and now unputdownable',
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This review is from: Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National's Biggest Upset (Wisden Sports Writing) (Hardcover)
What a fantastic, well-researched and superbly-written book! Author David Owen should be rightly proud of his first-rate account of Foinavon's immortal triumph in the '67 National. Yes, he seems to have tracked down everyone involved in this unforgettable chapter of British sporting history but what in my view makes this book so special is how he involves those whose lives were touched by the amazing events of that far-off day, ie: the ordinary punters who - for one reason or another - put their winnings on a horse of which the Daily Express opined: "Foinavon has no chance - he can be discounted even in a race noted for shocks."
I am a fan of the Grand National and still count the '67 race as one of the dramatic sporting episodes of all time - I've been waiting 46 years for this book to come along!
Trust me, anyone who buys this book will not be disappointed...
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