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National Velvet by Enid Bagnold - First edition - 1935 - from Stephen Howell (SKU: 110)

National Velvet

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National Velvet

by Enid Bagnold

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  • First
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Heinemann, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. Good + . Laurian Jones. Blue cloth showing general shelf-wear for age. Gilt lettering on spine still bright.


First published in 1935 "National Velvet" is the story of a 14-year-old girl named Velvet Brown, a teenager in the late 1920s, living in a small coastal village in Sussex, England.  Velvet is a shy child who trains and rides her horse, named The Piebald, to victory in the Grand National steeplechase. National Velvet was made into a very successful film in 1944 starring a twelve-year old Elizabeth Taylor as Velvet. -


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On Aug 6 2012, HORSELOVER said:
National Velvet is one of the best books I read as a child and many years later,as an adult!!! One of my favorite movies is National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor as Velvet Brown,the young rider, and Mickey Rooney as a retired jockey,who became The Piebald's (Pie)trainer!!This is a wonderful story about a young girl's impossible dream and her determination to make it come true!!!Also, the reader gets a glimpse of life in the English countryside during the 1930's!I am so happy that the copy I purchased from was published in 1935 and is in great condition!!!P.S.The drawings in the book were drawn by the author's (Enid Bagnold)own daughter,Laurian,who was 13!!


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National Velvet
Enid Bagnold
Laurian Jones
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