The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis: Refusal is his .
The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis: Refusal is his latest novel, following Bloodline an. .History & Fiction. Flying Finish is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. Amateur jockey Lord Henry Grey decides on a whim to join the bloodstock market, transporting racehorses around the world. And when he meets the glamorous Gabriella in Italy, he is sure he's hit the good life. Bert Checkov, a racing correspondent, drunkenly confesses to fellow Fleet Street hack James Tyrone that he's been giving his readers bum tips for years. Five minutes later, Checkov's fallen out a seventh floor window.
Francis, Dick; Welcome, John, 1914 . Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
From his extensive experience as a Steeplechase rider, he and John Welcome-a fellow best-selling writer-have gathered 28 of the most classic horse racing stories around. The authors range from Arthur Conan Doyle and Beryl Markham to John Taintor Foote and Francis himself. Damon Runyon’s Pick the Winner introduces us to the unforgettable.
Dick Francis has compiled a thrilling book of fourteen fictional short stories written by some of the most famous authors in.
Dick Francis has compiled a thrilling book of fourteen fictional short stories written by some of the most famous authors in literature to represent the world of horse racing. Some of them include The Dream by Richard Findlay, I'm a Fool by Sherwood Anderson, Had a Horse by John Galsworthy, The Coop by Edgar Wallace.
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Richard Stanley Francis CBE FRSL (31 October 1920 – 14 February 2010) was a British crime writer, and former steeplechase jockey, whose novels centre on horse racing in England. After wartime service in the RAF, Francis became a full-time jump-jockey, winning over 350 races and becoming champion jockey of the British National Hunt.
Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott
Francis, as might be expected, has a bit of crime at the heart of his "Carrot for a Chestnut," a story of the fixing of a race with an O. Henryish twist.
Francis, as might be expected, has a bit of crime at the heart of his "Carrot for a Chestnut," a story of the fixing of a race with an O. Welcome ( Grand National ) spins a tale of the unlikely racing triumph of an Oxford student over his untrustworthy best friend in "A Glass of Port with the Proctor.
The New Treasury Of Great Racing Stories. Book Condition:Very Good. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.
Dick Francis was a famous British steeple chase jockey and author of crime novels. This internationally acclaimed writer had published numerous novels in his lifetime which resonated well with horse riding lovers all over the world. He had a penchant for weaving intriguing stories which revolved around crime that took place among horse riding communities. Over forty of his crime books had topped different international booklists due to his exceptional story telling abilities.