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
  • An inspiring tale of an indomitable spirit

    Sunday Times (Best Books of 2019)
  • This is a truly great story which has the reader rooting for a 41-year-old woman of whom most will have never heard

    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 great story, one worthy of the silver screen

    UK Press Syndication, *Books of the Year*
  • A fabulously written book about a remarkable lady. A must-read for National Hunt enthusiasts

    James Fry, International Racing Bureau

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