International Velvet Author:Bryan Forbes A loving sequel to the famed best seller.... International Velvet. — Still a cherished novel, NATIONAL VELVET long ago became a film classic, the picture tht brought stardom to young Elizabeth Taylor as Velvet Brown. In Bryan Forbes' continuation of Enid Bagnold's beloved story, Velvet is now a grown woman. It's been many years since she rode t... more »he "Pie" to victory in England's Grand National Steeplechase disguised as a boy - and was denied the priz because of her sex. Even though she won the hearts of the public, who lovingly dubbed her "National Velvet,: her dream had been only partially realized.
But when Velvet's niece Sarah come to live with her as an orphas of 13, proud and withdrawn, Velvet is able to reach her only through the Pie. Together they discover that Sarah shares Velvet's gift for riding, and from the day Sarah is given the Pie's foal as her own, she begins years of training and sacrifice for the realizaiton of her dream - to ride for the gold medal in the Olympics! But unlike Velvet, Srah find the prize within reach as her countrymen breathlessly await the outcome of her quest to become "International Velvet."« less