The Ostrich Race
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The Ostrich Race by Simon Birks

Gordon Paige, retired author, now lives alone, seven years after the death of his beloved wife, Brenda. She was his life, and now all he has to fill the long days are the trials of his children and ‘The Ostrich Race’, a competition that’s been running in Brenda’s family for well over a hundred years. But this year the Race is going to be different in more ways than one. This year, along with the regular players, there’s another, anonymous participant, who seems to know an awful lot about the workings of the Race. Intrigued by this new entrant, Gordon sets out to track down their identity. Little does he realise, however, that during the next twelve months, his life is going to be turned upside down, as he uncovers secret after secret about the past, and the family, he thought he knew so well… The Ostrich Race is a story about love and family; about the things that break us apart, and the things that bring us back together.
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