Author Miles Napier provides new perspective on ballad

Miles Napier with the new edition of Right Royal
Miles Napier with the new edition of Right Royal
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An author has written an introduction to a new edition of a famous racing poem.

Author Miles Napier, 78, of Rutland Terrace, Stamford, has written an introduction to a reprinting of the racing ballad Right Royal by the former laureate John Masefield.

The new edition is the first UK reprinting of the book for more than 90 years.

Mr Napier’s introduction is written from a racing perspective, giving his insight into the narrative.

Mr Napier said: “Right Royal is a poem I have always liked and I have always been a fan of racing so I was thrilled to do it.”

The book is out now, costing £20 and can be ordered from Merlin Unwin Books on 01584 877456.