Dick Francis

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Book clinic: Which thrillers and crime fiction will keep my teenager hooked?
From Agatha Christie to Anthony Horowitz, writer Peter Swanson recommends the best of classic and modern

Peter Swanson

14, Mar, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Top 10 books about horses – Jane Smiley picks her favourites
Childhood classics, colourful racers and memoirs of horse whisperers … the novelist and horse lover gallops through the best riding reads

Jane Smiley

04, Apr, 2018 @12:53 PM

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John Mullan's 10 of the best: horse races
From Hyde Park to Epsom, it's a close-run thing

John Mullan

15, Jun, 2012 @9:55 PM

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David Storey's yarn hits 50 and is still top of the league
Frank Keating: This Sporting Life has just reached its half-century and it remains the best novel written by a former sportsman or woman

Frank Keating

01, Dec, 2010 @12:06 AM

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The thrilling world of Dick Francis

Alison Flood: 'Chick lit for men' they may have been, but Francis's novels provided me with an exhilarating glimpse of another world

Alison Flood

15, Feb, 2010 @12:05 PM

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Scars of Devon Loch's Grand National never healed for Dick Francis

Dick Francis, best known for the dramatic failure of his Grand National mount Devon Loch, rode 350 winners and was crowned champion jockey

Will Hayler

14, Feb, 2010 @8:44 PM

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Champion jockey and king of fiction Dick Francis dies at 89

The jockey who turned to writing best-selling thrillers – and produced one annually for more than 30 years - has died in his Caribbean home

Stephen Bates

14, Feb, 2010 @8:26 PM

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Author Dick Francis dies aged 89

Dick Francis, former champion jockey who sold more than 60m books, dies in the Cayman Islands

Haroon Siddique and agencies

14, Feb, 2010 @4:54 PM

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Dick Francis obituary

Champion jockey who became a bestselling thriller writer

Stanley Reynolds

14, Feb, 2010 @4:53 PM

Tesco sets up film studio to adapt hit novels

Chain will base movies on books by authors including Jackie Collins, Philip Pullman and Dick Francis

Vanessa Thorpe, Arts and Media Correspondent

24, Jan, 2010 @12:05 AM

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Dick Francis – a family business

When Dick Francis turned his hand from horses to writing bestselling thrillers, he enlisted the help of his family – and now his son Felix is co-author.

Joanna Moorhead

28, Aug, 2009 @11:05 PM

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Review: Silks by Dick Francis and Felix Francis

Review: Silks by Dick Francis and Felix Francis

The pace is slowed by the hamfisted inclusion of barely digested chunks of information about the English legal system from Magna Carta to the present

Laura Wilson

12, Sep, 2008 @11:01 PM

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