British Literature

Crossfire by Dick Francis, Felix Francis

By Dick Francis, Felix Francis

An exhilarating new novel from the New York Times-bestselling authors.

Shell-shocked and lacking a foot-lost to an IED in the course of his journey of accountability in Afghanistan-Captain Tom Forsyth has been despatched "home" by means of the military and, at free ends, returns to his estranged mother's condo for the 1st time because he joined up at seventeen. yet Josephine Kauri, the "first woman of British racing," has continuously placed the horses she trains first and her relations final. Tom quickly reveals himself strained to the brink together with his mom and stepfather.

yet there's one more reason for the stifling pressure at Kauri condominium Stables: Josephine is being blackmailed for a hefty sum each week-and compelled to make her horses lose. Retirement isn't an choice, as she has been warned that it'll lead to the item she so much fears: publicity and mock . . . and felony, whilst the govt. unearths out what she's been hiding.

Tom units out to find and defeat this hidden enemy utilizing his finely honed army talents. yet can he retailer his mother's popularity and occupation, or will he locate himself stuck within the pass fire?

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All through the last third of the book there run a series of anticipatory communions, moments of meeting between the two, in which all seems at peace in, and out of, the world. '" The old man speaks "as a Seeker walking in humility, as an old man, wise and temperate, illumining knowledge ... " There are moments of pure charm: " 'These,' " says the lama, " 'are indeed my Hills. " The lama cannot help remarking how strange it is that a young sahib should serve him so, and Kim replies: " 'Thou hast said there is neither black nor white.

H. " It was an aberration that F. R. Lea vis never allowed Eliot, nor the rest of us, to forget about. Years later it may be thought that Eliot more than made up for it, when he wrote appreciatively of another English author, one who stands in almost exactly the same relation to Wesleyan New Dissent that Lawrence stood in to Old Dissent. This author was Rudyard Kipling, grandson to Wesleyan ministers on both sides of his family, but whose parents conformed to nonpracticing Anglicanism, and who was himself some son of undogmatic theist.

Mowgli scorns to kill him, as he also scorns the royal jewels and coins he does not understand. His curiosity only bids him take the jewelled and golden ankus or royal elephant yoke. And in a day, he sees four men lose their lives in lust for it. At last, Kim and the Stories 29 he takes it back into the cobra's deep den. den, perhaps the sight of what gold docs to men has even deferred his instinctive urge to grow towards manhood by a story or two. But at last it comes in "The Spring Running," where Bagheera the leopard, seeing the boy in tears, says that he will soon leave the jungle for human life, for animals don't know tears.

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