Reviews

  • "[An] astonishing story… beautifully pieced together by journalist Richard Askwith… Unbreakable is…much more than simply the story of a horse race. It is also a compelling insight into the fading days of the Habsburg empire and the rise of the women’s liberation movement between the two wars… exceptional…[and] heart-stopping reading which left me in tears"

    Clover Stroud, Daily Telegraph
  • "[An] extraordinary story… Askwith’s compelling book, as much about 20th-century history and women’s equality as it is about racing, is a fitting tribute to a truly remarkable and courageous woman"

    Camilla Swift, Mail on Sunday
  • "Askwith… writes beautifully… One of the most remarkable racing stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading"

    Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder
  • "[This] thoroughly researched, deeply moving account does justice to a remarkable life"

    John Cobb, Racing Post
  • "This is a truly great story which has the reader rooting for a 41-year-old woman of whom most will have never heard"

    Peter Sharkey, The Post
  • "Lata Brandisová’s story is remarkable… Stirring, vivid stuff"

    History Revealed
  • "Askwith’s book has all the ingredients of a compulsive page-turner… Lata Brandisova was one of the most famous sporting figures in Czechoslovakia… Largely forgotten…Askwith has hunted down leads to present her story in compelling style"

    Field
  • "A fabulously written book about a remarkable lady. A must-read for National Hunt enthusiasts"

    James Fry, International Racing Bureau
  • "Astonishing, inspiring, sad… I found it utterly compelling"

    Rose Paterson, Chairwoman, Aintree Racecource
  • "Fascinating"

    Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail