The Sport of Queens

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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • The Sport of Queens
  • Dick Francis
  • English
  • 21 December 2018
  • 0445402067

About the Author: Dick Francis

The Sport of Queens PDF/EPUB æ The Sport PDF/EPUB ² sport pdf, queens free, The Sport free, The Sport of QueensThe Sport of Queens ePUBDick Francis CBE born Richard Stanley Francis was a popular British horse racing crime writer and retired jockeyDick Francis worked on his books with his wife, Mary, before her death Dick considered his wife to be his co writer as he is quoted in the book, The Dick Francis Companion , released in Mary and I worked as a team I have often said that I would have been happy to have both our names on the cover Mary s family always called me Richard due The Sport PDF/EPUB ² to having another Dick in the family I am Richard, Mary was Mary, and Dick Francis was the two of us together Series Sid Halley Mystery Kit Fielding Mystery.


The Sport of QueensThe Sport of Queens PDF/EPUB æ The Sport PDF/EPUB ² sport pdf, queens free, The Sport free, The Sport of QueensThe Sport of Queens ePUBThe biography of thriller writer Dick Francis Francis is known for setting his novels against the background of horseracing This revised edition tells how he became one of Britain s leading National Hunt jockeys and a champion steeplechaser, riding as jockey to the Queen Mother.

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10 thoughts on “The Sport of Queens

  1. W says:

    Though Dick Francis is one of my favourite writers,I was left a bit disappointed by his autobiography.Dick Francis was a former jockey who went on to become a champion thriller writer.In between,he was a journalist and before that,he was a combat pilot during World War II.In 1956,Dick Francis was riding highy fancied Devon Loch at the Grand National.The horse belonged to the Queen Mother,and was leading before falling inexplicably,shortly before the end.There is a youtube video showing the actua Though Dick Francis is one of my favourite writers,I was left a bit disappointed by his autobiography.Dick Francis was a former jockey who went on to become a champion thriller writer.In between,he was a journalist and before that,he was a combat pilot during World War II.In 1956,Dick Francis was riding highy fancied Devon Loch at the Grand National.The horse belonged to the Queen Mother,and was leading before falling inexplicably,shortly before the end.There is a youtube video showing the actual footage.That moment of heartbreak remained with Francis,and similar incidents are often used in his racing thrillers.Francis talks about his writing career,though it is not a particularly enlightening account of how he wrote his thrillers.As he puts it, the process of writing fiction is a mystery There is also an account of his days as a pilot during World War II,which is fairly interesting.Most of the book,however,is about his days as a jockey and a rather mechanical description of the races he rode.It lacks excitement and is a rather half hearted effort.I expectedfrom this book,it didn t quite meet my expectations

  2. Celia says:

    Dick Francis those who know him and love him are aware that he likes to write crime novels with horse racing as a theme.Did you know he was a steeplechase jockey too Dick was born in the United Kingdom in 1920 and from the beginning Horses were in his blood.This book, The Sport of Queens, is about his life journey as a jockey.I have a good friend who is a big Dick Francis fan, so I promised to read at least one of his suspense novels just to see if I might like him too.My Dick Francis reading Dick Francis those who know him and love him are aware that he likes to write crime novels with horse racing as a theme.Did you know he was a steeplechase jockey too Dick was born in the United Kingdom in 1920 and from the beginning Horses were in his blood.This book, The Sport of Queens, is about his life journey as a jockey.I have a good friend who is a big Dick Francis fan, so I promised to read at least one of his suspense novels just to see if I might like him too.My Dick Francis reading plan took off when I found that he wrote his autobiography.Great place to start, I thought, and I was right.Some of the book is full of racing information Unfortunately, somewhat dull But there was so muchthat made me smile. like his learning to ride at the age of 5 on a donkey and his experiences coming to America to run in the International Steeplechase The chapter America describes this last experience and it was entertaining to read an Englishman s view of horse racing in America. oh so different than he has in England.So now I have met Dick Francis My next step is to read one of his many racing crime novels

  3. Stephanie says:

    After reading all or nearly all of Dick Francis novels, imagine my excitement at coming across this 1957 gem at a used book store For people unfamiliar with Francis work, this author ofthan 30 novels had a first, very successful, career as a jump jockey in England This book, which launched his career as a writer, tells of how he very nearly won the Grand National Readers of his novels will marvel at how much of himself he puts into his characters.

  4. Laura says:

    It is amazing to think that someone so brillant, who writes such amazing stories, could have produced this book It was basically a list of all the horses he rode and all the racecourses And how different weather conditions affected each different track and each horse I was disappointed because one just knows that he s had an exciting life, but it just doesn t come across in this book.

  5. Cindy says:

    I was so excited when I realized that Dick Francis had an autobiography The book was not exactly what I expected, but when I realized it was published in 1957 it madesense He talks about his childhood and his lifelong association with horses and then his transition into being a Steeplechase jockey It amused me that he would describe the horses and the races and the racetracks so thoroughly, I skipped some of that But the rest of it was very interesting to me In an afterward he mention I was so excited when I realized that Dick Francis had an autobiography The book was not exactly what I expected, but when I realized it was published in 1957 it madesense He talks about his childhood and his lifelong association with horses and then his transition into being a Steeplechase jockey It amused me that he would describe the horses and the races and the racetracks so thoroughly, I skipped some of that But the rest of it was very interesting to me In an afterward he mentions having to retire because he was getting older and not healing as well from his racing falls, and in only a paragraph says that he started writing for a newspaper and that eventually he tried to write a book When this afterward was published he had only written a couple of books It made me wonder how he would have written his autobiography towards the end of his life when he was such a best selling author

  6. Melissa says:

    Before Dick Francis was one of the most popular equine authors of all time, he was a jockey This story takes you through his early life and how he not only ended up race riding but also serving in the military and turning into a writer I am a huge fan of Francis and thought I knew a lot about him but even so, I learned a lot about him in this story.

  7. Stacy says:

    I learned a lot about racing and wish I had had some of that information before reading all those thrillers I did start skimming towards the end when he described various courses.

  8. Cheryl says:

    After devouring all of his books, I thought it time to read the autobiography of Dick Francis It was very interesting to read about the life of a steeplechase jockey Falling off a horse every 15 rides is not very good odds Also by the time a jockey is 40, his body no longer bounces back as quickly after an injury I enjoyed reading about his transition from jockey to author In his career as a jockey Francis is best known for almost winning the Grand National After reading his account of t After devouring all of his books, I thought it time to read the autobiography of Dick Francis It was very interesting to read about the life of a steeplechase jockey Falling off a horse every 15 rides is not very good odds Also by the time a jockey is 40, his body no longer bounces back as quickly after an injury I enjoyed reading about his transition from jockey to author In his career as a jockey Francis is best known for almost winning the Grand National After reading his account of the race I watched the video on the Internet What a mystery, and only Devon Loch knows what really happened

  9. Mark Isaak says:

    This book is roughly half autobiography and half general information on horse racing I found parts of it interesting and parts boring, and I expect others will, too, but probably which parts are interesting or dull will vary from person to person The book covers everything I would want and expect to be covered without getting bogged down in details The afterword, which covers Francis life as a writer, is quite short As that is the part of his life which I have seen the fruits of, I was hopi This book is roughly half autobiography and half general information on horse racing I found parts of it interesting and parts boring, and I expect others will, too, but probably which parts are interesting or dull will vary from person to person The book covers everything I would want and expect to be covered without getting bogged down in details The afterword, which covers Francis life as a writer, is quite short As that is the part of his life which I have seen the fruits of, I was hoping for , but still, what little is there is informative enough not to be disappointing

  10. Billie Doux says:

    By the time I got to the Francis autobiography The Sport of Queens, his first book, I was a huge Dick Francis fan and found his first person protagonists so fascinating that I couldn t wait to find out what the man was really like Unfortunately, The Sport of Queens didn t tell me much about him at all The man just doesn t like to talk about himself If you re interested in Francis himself, you can learn a lotabout him from his mysteries.