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by Dick Francis
One wall, shelved from floor to ceiling, held the books that I supposed would soon be mine.
We are spirits clad in veils; Man by man was never seen; All our deep communing fails to remove the shadowy screen. Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1893). One wall, shelved from floor to ceiling, held the books that I supposed would soon be mine. There were years and years of form books listing thousands upon thousands of bygone races, with a small red dot inked in beside the name of every horse Valentine had fitted with racing shoes for the test. Winners, hundreds of them, had been accorded an exclamation mark.
Wild Horses is the first recognisably modern Dick Francis that I've read (the characters have mobile phones! and reference Prozac!), which honestly caused a bit of cognitive dissonance for me. I can deal with Francis's stoical male protagonists and flimsy love interests when it's the 70s, but it all gets a bit uncomfortable when it's supposed to be 1994 and the 30-year-old protag (a Gen X'er!) acts like your killjoy grandpa.
It’s either hard or impossible to read Mr. Francis without growing pleased with yourself: not only the thrill of vicarious competence imparted by the company of his heroes, but also the lore you collect as you go, feel like a field trip with the perfect guide.
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Dick Francis was a popular British horse racing crime writer and retired . Wild Horses is a thrilling novel about the illusion of film and the reality of murder. It stands up as one of Francis’ most sure creations.
Dick Francis was a popular British horse racing crime writer and retired jockey. Francis wrote more than 40 international best-sellers. Francis rarely re-used his lead characters. Dick considered his wife to be his co-writer - as he is quoted in the book, "The Dick Francis Companion", released in 2003: "Mary and I worked as a team. I have often said that I would have been happy to have both our names on the cover. Mary's family always called me Richard due to having another Dick in the family.
From acclaimed master of mystery Dick Francis comes a thrilling novel about the illusion of film and the reality of murder-a New York Times notable book.
From acclaimed master of mystery Dick Francis comes a thrilling novel about the illusion of film and the reality of murder-a New York Times notable book show more.
Dick Francis was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster. He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
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