Book: The Dick Francis Companion

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The Dick Francis Companion

Author: Jean Swanson, Dean James
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

When former jockey Dick Francis turned to writing, his novels were a success right out of the gate. Now readers can learn more about his suspenseful stories and the fascinating worlds in which they take place-not only horse racing, but many others, from flying to filmmaking, from gemstones to glassblowing. Meet the man who has won three Edgar Allen Poe Awards, the title of Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master, fellowship in the Royal Society of Literature, and Malice Domestic’s Lifetime Achievement Award-and add to your reading pleasure with:

  • Book-by-book synopses, little-known facts, and quotes
  • Francis’s stable of memorable characters-from Sid Halley to Mr. Kitchens to Professor Guggenheim
  • The “beautiful, marvelous creatures” who run through his novels-from Admiral in Dead Cert to Zingaloo in Whip Hand
  • Websites on horseracing, the many novels, and the author himself
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