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A dream of glory. A dangerous choice. In racing, only winning counts. Life seems to be going well for sixteen-year-old apprentice jockey Sid Everett - until the moment he listens in on a private conversation. Now his worst fears are confirmed, and he is about to face the thing he least wants. Knowing protests are useless, Sid agrees to move to a new racing stable far away to complete his apprenticeship. His riding prowess and 'horse whisperer' skills have served him well so far. But will they count for much in a big stable, and in the highly competitive racing world he's about to enter? When…mehr

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A dream of glory. A dangerous choice. In racing, only winning counts. Life seems to be going well for sixteen-year-old apprentice jockey Sid Everett - until the moment he listens in on a private conversation. Now his worst fears are confirmed, and he is about to face the thing he least wants. Knowing protests are useless, Sid agrees to move to a new racing stable far away to complete his apprenticeship. His riding prowess and 'horse whisperer' skills have served him well so far. But will they count for much in a big stable, and in the highly competitive racing world he's about to enter? When Sid stumbles across a disturbing secret, his determination to succeed is thrown off course. As the mystery pulls him in, he realises he must make a choice. And it may cost him everything. Will doing the right thing mean the death of his racing dreams? " A wild ride from beginning to end." F.R.M. Riley, Author Set in post-WWII New Zealand, Like The Wind is a story of dreams, determination, and ultimately sacrifice. J L Williams evokes the 1940s with accuracy and sensitivity. A fast paced and heart-warming story of courage, conflict and caring which will long remain in the heart and mind.