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Michael Tanner

Michael Tanner was born in Oxford in 1947. After attending a local grammar school he went up to St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where in addition to gaining a B.A. (Hons) in geography he represented the University on numerous occasions on the rugby field. He was a schoolmaster for 18 years prior to writing full-time. Besides making countless contributions to the racing press, he has a dozen racing books to his name, as well as working with George Duffield on his autobiography, Gentleman George.