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Odds Against (Sid Halley Series #1)
     

Odds Against (Sid Halley Series #1)

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by Dick Francis
 

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"One of the greatest living suspense wirters."
CBS RADIO''
After a fall from a racehorse that permanently crippled a hand, Sid Halley joined a detective agency. But it wasn't until some two-bit hoodlum drilled a slug into his side that he was sent out on a case of his own. That was where he met Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again.

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"One of the greatest living suspense wirters."
CBS RADIO''
After a fall from a racehorse that permanently crippled a hand, Sid Halley joined a detective agency. But it wasn't until some two-bit hoodlum drilled a slug into his side that he was sent out on a case of his own. That was where he met Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again. But it was even-money that he'd be killed before she had the chance....

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“[Don McCullin] has known all forms of fear, he’s an expert in it. He has come back from God knows how many brinks, all different. His experience in a Ugandan prison alone would be enough to unhinge another man—like myself, as a matter of fact—for good. He has been forfeit more times than he can remember, he says. But he is not bragging. Talking this way about death and risk, he seems to be implying quite consciously that by testing his luck each time, he is testing his Maker’s indulgence.”—John le Carré

“From the opening . . . there is hardly a dull sentence: his prose is so lively and uninhibited . . . An excellent book.”Sunday Telegraph (UK)

“McCullin handles much of the material culled from his war experiences like a seasoned thriller writer. His dialogue is convincing and sharp.”Observer (UK)

“McCullin is required reading if you want to know what real journalism is all about.”Times (UK)

“Unsparing reminiscences that effectively combine the bittersweet life of a world-class photojournalist with a generous selection of his haunting lifework . . . A genuinely affecting memoir that reckons the cost and loss involved in making one’s way on the cutting edge of conflict.”Kirkus Reviews

“If anyone is the living embodiment of the power of a photo, it is Don McCullin.”Sunday Times (UK)

“This is a great book not just for those with an interest in photography, but also for those with an interest in modern history.”—Oliver Atwell, Amateur Photographer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425198001
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Sid Halley Series , #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
398,686
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


Don McCullin grew up in north London. He worked for the Sunday Times for eighteen years and has covered every major conflict in his adult lifetime. The finest British photojournalist of his generation, he has received many honors and awards including the CBE. He received a knighthood in the 2017 New Year honors list. He lives in Somerset.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies
Date of Birth:
October 31, 1920
Date of Death:
February 14, 2010
Place of Birth:
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales
Place of Death:
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies
Education:
Dropped out of Maidenhead County School at age 15.

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