"Foulkes manages in this book to be sports writer, crime writer, and historian with equal facility." —Sunday Times
"Smartly told . . . an absorbing glimpse into the paddock where what we know as 'Victorianism' took its first tentative steps." —Financial Times
"A compelling detective story peopled with low-life aristocrats, high-minded reformers, [this book] paints a rich and vivid panorama of the full spectrum of early Victorian society, bringing to light an overlooked turning point in British history." —Finch's Quarterly Review
About the Author
Former associate editor of the Evening Standard's ES magazine, Nicholas Foulkes writes regularly for Country Life, the Financial Times, and the Mail on Sunday. He is the author of High Society: The History of America's Upper Class and The Trench Book.