The Saffron Runners

B.G. (Beth) Judkins Fox


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Transport yourself to a land and a time where the culture and people are very different from your own. Be immersed in a fast-paced novel where danger is ever-present and the golden Akhal-Teke horses take centre-stage.

Afghanistan 1827. Follow the adventures of a band of warrior brothers who make a fantastic journey from the Hindu Kush to deserts to the fabled Persian city of Isfahan and back across the Border of Flags. They seek retribution after the Persians’ brutal raids on their villages, but ultimately there is only one thing on their minds: the horses. And there is only one Horse Master who can lead them.

A tale of daring, deception and un­ceasing action, The Saffron Runners will have your heart pounding as you pursue the Heavenly Horses, gallop with the Drinkers of the Wind, and thrill to chases spiced with mystery, romance and always, always, the lure of a destiny to be fulfilled. 

Outstandingly well researched and brim­ming with historical detail, The Saffron Runners is a real page-turner.

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Weight 0.9 kg
Dimensions 15.3 × 2.5 × 23.4 cm

About the Author

BETH GRACE JUDKINS FOX was brought up running with horses. Born in Geraldine in the South Island of New Zealand in 1942, into a household brimming with books, children and animals, Beth developed a lifelong interest in historical writings. She studied Middle English and also trained as a teacher, and then later, beginning in 1975, she studied the History of Art and Architecture. Known as the Class of Thirteen, Beth and her fellow students were the first group of Art Historians to graduate in NZ. Beth spent many years teaching between London and New Zealand, while also travelling extensively in the Middle East.

Having raised three sons in New Zealand, Beth’s eclectic interests saw her establish a career in the fashion world and later back in London working with ancient maps. Her fascination with Afghanistan and the golden Akhal-Teke horses of Turkmenistan led to her engrossing herself in journals written by intrepid travellers in the 1800s. She lives in Christchurch.

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The Saffron Runners by B.G. Fox


ISBN: 9780995132955

Pages: 336

Format: Trade Paperback (234mm x 153mm)

Author: B.G. Fox

Published: 4 December 2020