Thu, 30 May|
Burford Baptist Church
'The King’s Jockey ' - 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?
Time & Location
30 May 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
Burford Baptist Church, 34 Witney St, Burford OX18 4SN, UK
About the Event
This novel was inspired by the life of royal jockey Herbert ‘Bertie’ Jones, his rise to fame, his tragic collision with Emily Wilding Davison 100 years ago, and the dramatic events that followed.
"The King's Jockey" is Lesley Gray's first novel. Brought up in rural Oxfordshire, Lesley has worked in science publishing, IT and management consultancy. Lesley now lives in Kent with her husband. Here she combines her job in academic and educational publishing with writing and studying Comparative Literature at the University of Kent.