View or edit your browsing history. Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. When he gives this information to the police and a court case is set up, Sid is not allowed to comment about it to the press. Buy this book Shattered His latest hero is a barrister who's also a passionate amateur steeplechase jockey.
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A few years later he returned to his father's stables and became a steeplechase trainer's assistant. In his career, Francis sold 60m copies. And we went all round America. Francis's newest suspenser his 32nd is typical not only in its racetrack setting, but in its doubling of the hero's mildly dysfunctional family he and his diffident wife are held together only by their brood of six sons with another family of deep-dyed villains. Field of Thirteen [SS]. There is not one in every book Francis has succeeded in bringing considerable variety to thrillers that might, with their customary Turf settings or references, have become formula affairs , but she has featured often enough to be easily identifiable as a certain sort of person. His knowledge of the effects of tragedy comes from his own experience.
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Francis chooses straightforward words and never wastes them. Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, Humber, though dominated by Adams, is not as irresponsible. The late Dick Francis's 44th, and last, canter around the track echoes several of his greatest hits. London, Joseph and New York, Putnam, Adams and Humber chose horses that looked promising throughout their careers but had never won.
But easy reading generally comes from hard work first, and Francis has said that producing a novel is "just as tiring" as race riding. His racetrack thrillers deal with such varied story lines as stolen stallions —Blood Sport— crooks transporting horses by air —Flying Finish— and a jockey who has vanished in Norway —Slayride. Francis, however, justifies the punishment he metes out to his characters as something his fans have come to expect. Internet URLs are the best. But the fact is that with nothing wrong with him, ten strides from the winning post he fell. She was a schoolmistress before we married.