The King's Jockey – a novel by Lesley Gray
The Suffragette Derby of 1913: a woman sacrifices her life for her cause, but what of the man who feels responsible for killing her?
This novel was inspired by the life of royal jockey Herbert Jones. The story tells of Herbert "Bertie" Jones' rise to fame, his tragic collision with Emily Wilding Davison 100 years ago, and the dramatic events that followed.
The King’s Jockey explores the evolving roles of the individual, the family and society. Set in a world of traditional values that is on the cusp of change, the story considers the issues of responsibility, loyalty, sacrifice and belief.
Until now Bertie Jones has been just a footnote in a history book.
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Published in paperback, iPad and Kindle formats. Published in time for the 100th anniversary of the "Suffragette Derby" of June 1913.
"The author's characters are sympathetic and the story feels very real" – Amazon.com reviewer
"The story is written in an articulate and expressive, yet gentle, manner" – Goodreads.com reviewer
"A good and thought-provoking read" – TheBookBag.co.uk
"This wonderful tale is a fab read" – The Sun