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The Life Of Fred Archer

Author : E. M. Humphris
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The Life Of Fred Archer By E . M . Humphris. A biography of England's most famous jockey. Preface - "The author has flatteringly asked me to write a preface to this book on the famous Fred Archer, and as I knew him well and saw him ride a vast number of his races it gives me great pleasure to do so and I commence by speaking of the five Derbys he won, all of which I witnessed. Archer had his first Derby success on Silvio, who started at 100 to 9, in 1877, and, after a pretty finish, won by half a length from Glen Arthur, both the pair outstaying the favourite, Rob Roy, who was beaten three-quarters of a length for second place , with Rhidorroch fourth, a head behind Mr Mackenzie's colt .His next win at Epson was in 1880 , when he rode a most remarkable race on Bend Or, as he was greatly handicapped by having has his arm badly injured through Muley Edris savaging him after he had ridden that ill tempered brute in a gallop on Newmarket Heath a short time before, and also by Bend Or coming badly down the hill to Tattenham Corner owing to having sore shins. Archer, for all that, rode with such judgement that, bringing his mount with one long run, he caught Robert the Devil, on whom Rossiter certainly should have won as the race was run, in the last two strides, to beat him by a head. " Originally published in 1934. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Life of Fred Archer

Author : Edith Mary Humphris
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Race to the Finish

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Fred Archer, Champion Jockey for 12 years between 1874 and 1886, had fame, fortune and was one of the most eligible bachelors in England. Yet his life was marred by tragedy and ended in the most tragic of circumstances. This title chronicles his life as a great jockey and sportsman.

Fred Archer His Life and Times

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Hay Days

Author : Fred Archer
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"Amid the anxiety of the Depression, and the looming tragedy of foot-and-mouth disease, local villagers overcame the hardships to reveal the strong characters of English country life in the 1920s, now long since disappeared. In this, his last book, well-loved raconteur and rural writer Fred Archer re-creates the days of his youth, its sharp pleasures, and occasional darker moments."--BOOK JACKET.

Farmers Craftsmen and Music Makers

Author : Fred Archer
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Fred Archer Country Through Time

Author : Fred Archer
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Fred Archer was from Ashton-Under-Hill, a village about 25 miles south of Birmingham in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire - a mostly agricultural area with rolling hills, hedgerows, fields and orchards, even today. Nearby Bredon Hill is a local landmark. It was brought even more fame by Fred's many, much loved, highly descriptive books, which brought to vivid life the lively and colourful characters of the countryside community and a way of life that has, sadly, vanished. Fred Archer Country Through Time is a carefully-chosen collection of old and modern photographs with captions chosen from Fred's books, depicting the countryside that Fred loved so much and which he portrayed with the truth, humour and pathos for which he is so fondly remembered. A charming book that is sure to delight Fred's many fans and win him many more.

British Sport a Bibliography to 2000

Author : Richard Cox
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Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

British Sport Biographical studies of British sportsmen sportswomen and animals

Author : Richard William Cox
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Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

The Fountain of Green Fire

Author : Percy James Brebner
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Benedict s Pool

Author : Fred Archer
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Behind the monastery at the foot of Bredon Hill, enclosed by two copices, lies Benedict's Pool. Few villagers fish from the dark pond, nor will they visit it on moonlit nights, for it is said to be haunted. Fred Archer recalls the folklore and myths which surround the pool at Beckford, and the life of the surrounding villages where Fred lived and worked as a farmer.

Hawthorn Farm

Author : Fred Archer
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Takes the story of one particular Worcestershire farm and describes the life of that farm and the different ownership under which it fell from the 1930s up to the 1970s.

Cassell s Weekly

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The Bibliographer s Manual of Gloucestershire Literature Supplement to the Bibliographer s Manual of Gloucestershire Literature

Author : Sir Francis Adams Hyett
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The lower pool

Author : Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
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The Distant Scene

Author : Fred Archer
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A heart warming collection of tales from a bygone age; The Distant Scene vividly re-creates the characters from Fred Archer’s Youth.

The Cuckoo Pen

Author : Fred Archer
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When Fred Archer was a boy, men's voices were deep and mellow as they rang out following the plough, or sang in church on Sundays, a farmer could make a living with a herd of 20 cows, and each village had a blacksmith and wheelwright. Workers days were broken only by the turning rhythm of the seasons and the pleasure of a chat when they stopped for their bait of bread and cheese.

The Librarian Subject Guide to Books V 1 3

Author : Lionel Roy McColvin
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Sport in Britain

Author : Richard William Cox
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Fifty Years of Sport

Author : Edward Darley Miller
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