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The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories
     

The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories

by Dick Francis, John Welcome (Editor), John Welcome (Editor)
 
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, ironically named Hot Horse

Overview

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, ironically named Hot Horse Herbie and his ever-loving fiancée, Miss Cutie Singleton. In her "Pullinstown," Molly Keane brilliantly evokes racing among the Anglo-Irish gentry. Horse loving readers will definitely judge this a winner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578661411
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Edition description:
GALAHAD
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.47(d)

Meet the Author

One of the most successful post-WWII steeplechase jockeys, Dick Francis (1920-2010) won more than 350 races. After retiring from horse racing, he turned his hand to writing mystery novels set against the thrilling background of his beloved sport. He went on to publish more than 40 books and is regarded as one of the top mystery writers of all time. His son, Felix Francis, continues his father’s legacy with suspense filled thrillers set in the racing world.

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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