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Description - Come to Grief by Dick Francis

The title of this book is Come to Grief and is written by author Dick Francis. The book Come to Grief is published by Berkley Publishing Group. The ISBN of this book is 9780425207185 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Come to Grief by Dick Francis.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780425207185
ISBN-10: 0425207188
Format: Paperback
Imprint: Berkley Publishing Group
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dick Francis

Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix 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. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Even Money and Silks. A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time.

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