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eBook Sport of Queens (Camden) epub
  • ISBN: 0754035026
  • Author: Dick Francis
  • Genre: Sports
  • Subcategory: Individual Sports
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chivers Press; Large type edition edition (June 30, 1999)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • ePUB size: 1480 kb
  • FB2 size 1738 kb
  • Formats mbr rtf lit azw


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Home Dick Francis The Sport of Queens. One day in February, when we had finished the morning’s schooling programme in his park in Kent, Mr Cazalet said, ‘Dick, have you heard about the International Steeplechase?’ ‘Yes,’ I said. I have entered Campari and Rose Park,’ he said. The sport of queens, . 8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23. Their Majesties enjoy every part of racing.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime.

Sport of Queens book. Did you know he was a steeplechase jockey too?

Sport of Queens book. This is the biography of thriller-writer Dick Francis  . 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.

The Sport of Queens was first published in 1957, soon after Dick Francis retired from racing. The Sport of Queens is also a treasure trove of information about the daily lives of steeplechase jockeys and the exotic world of racing. In real life, I never go near a horse if I can help it. He was at the top of his career - a Champion Jockey who rode the best horses in England and in many races wore the colors of Her Majesty the Queen Mother. But Dick Francis carries me into a fantasy world where I thrill to the speed, power and beauty of a finely bred racehorse. His tremendous skill as a storyteller is amazing, given his equally impressive skill as a jockey.

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Book Binding:Hardback. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used books are out there - we just had to let you know! Read full description. See details and exclusions. The Sport of Queens by Dick Francis (Hardback, 1988). Pre-owned: lowest price.

His first book was his autobiography The Sport of Queens (1957), for which he was offered the aid of a ghostwriter, which he spurned.

For the science fiction illustrator, see Dick Francis (illustrator). English jockey and crime writer. Dick Francis CBE FRSL. His first book was his autobiography The Sport of Queens (1957), for which he was offered the aid of a ghostwriter, which he spurned. The book's success led to his becoming the racing correspondent for London's Sunday Express newspaper, and he continued in that job for 16 years. He set his first thriller, Dead Cert, published in 1962, in the world of horse racing, establishing a specialized niche for his work.

Find nearly any book by Dick francis (page 6). Get the . Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Sport of Queens (Camden): ISBN 9780754035022 (978-0-7540-3502-2) Softcover, Chivers Press, 1999. Coauthors & Alternates.

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Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys.

Comments: (7)
Qumen
When I heard about the death of Dick Francis, I had to read his autobiography. It's rather obscure now, and I ordered it used. I found the book thoroughly delightful, and it consoled me somewhat for the loss of the author.

In these pages we see the source of the great passion for racing, the lively intelligence, the workmanlike habits, the wry humor and the basic goodness that infuse all the books of Dick Francis. Although he and his wife Mary did meticulous research for many of his mysteries, his own life and character were the foundation for the freshness and authenticity of his fiction.

The Sport of Queens was first published in 1957, soon after Dick Francis retired from racing. He was at the top of his career - a Champion Jockey who rode the best horses in England and in many races wore the colors of Her Majesty the Queen Mother.

The book covers a lot of ground succinctly: the author's childhood on horseback, his stint in the R.A.F. during World War II flying everything from Spitfires to bombers, his love-at-first-sight, lifetime romance with his wife - and of course his most memorable races, losses as well as wins.

The Sport of Queens is also a treasure trove of information about the daily lives of steeplechase jockeys and the exotic world of racing.

In real life, I never go near a horse if I can help it. But Dick Francis carries me into a fantasy world where I thrill to the speed, power and beauty of a finely bred racehorse. His tremendous skill as a storyteller is amazing, given his equally impressive skill as a jockey.

Few people live two brilliantly successful lives in succession, as Dick Francis did. His ability to chronicle his achievements so modestly is yet another feat.
Reddefender
Being a devout fan of Dick Francis, one who has enjoyed every novel he wrote, I found myself more often bored and drowning in disorganized rambling. Unless one is a jump jockey or a diehard steeplechase fan, there is simply too much dry information that overwhelms at times. I was looking for the personal side to Mr. Franicis' life, but never quite found it....although I now know why French hurdles are different than English. (There's an entire chapter devoted to the type of twigs used.) I did enjoy his chapters on the horses he rode, but since I am a greater fan of flat racing, while their names barely registered, the photos were brilliant albeit black and white.

Dick Francis, however, does have a knack for grabbing one's attention right from page one, and riding the Queen's horse in the Aintree Grand National was enough for me.

I respect and admire Dick Francis as a brilliant writer of mystery fiction. I respect and admire the man behind the words, who must have had nerves of steel and a humble approach to life itself. I respect and admire the close relationships he had with the horses he rode. I just wish I could have found that inner man in his autobiography.
LivingCross
I really enjoyed this book! I'm a great fan of Dick Francis' mysteries and have read and re-read them all, but had never read his autobiography until now. Such a enjoyable book! You can see where aspects of his own life have been used in his novels, especially his early novels. Some reviewers have found his extended treatment of racecourses and the life of a jockey a bit boring, but I thought this background information was great and gave me an even better understanding of his novels. Reading about his childhood and wartime years especially interesting. My only regret is the lack of photographs in the edition I read, the hardback 1993 edition from the Armchair Detective Series. Dick Francis mentions photographs in the text but they were not in this edition. Overall, highly recommended!
Cetnan
Very different from his fiction; hard to imagine anyone but a professional British jockey being interested in some of the long, exhaustive details but worthwhile for a Francis fan.
Use_Death
The life of Dick Francis from his earliest days on a pony through his career as a steeplechase jockey. He raced for many different stables including that of the late Queen Mother. After retirement as a jockey and somewhat to his surprise, he found that he quite liked writing and and all the Dick Francis novels followed. There are many pictures included from his racing days.
For fans of all the wonderful books he wrote, this is a must read, perfect for a quiet weekend.
Fonceiah
Having read all of Dick Francis' books, I naturally wanted to more about his professional life. This book is a winner. The author goes into interesting detail about the ups and downs (often literally) of jump racing.
Berkohi
This book was originally written shortly after Francis' retirement from racing. It chronicles his life in detail up to that point (1957), and all fans of his mystery novels will enjoy seeing the germs of his books in the events of his life. I won't give the really surprising ones away here, but an example is the story in the autobiography of Francis' experience flying during WWII. Readers will understand where he got the knowledge to create several heroes who are pilots. The only reason I don't give this book a 10 is that it is very early Francis--his first book, as near as I can tell, and the quality of the writing as a bit uneven. The edition I read (1982) had no photos--a terrific disappointment, but there were apparently photos in other editions, as Francis refers to them once or twice in the text of the book. Try for a different year! The end of the book is an addendum bringing fans up to date on his life between 1957 and 1981; I've ordered the 1995 edition hoping for a little more added material. If you love horseracing or Dick Francis' books, read this!
The Sport of Queens was a gift from my ex-inlaws when they discovered I liked horse racing. Dick Francis is adept at telling a story that is enlightening and suspenseful.
British racing is always well described. His biography is always interesting to read and gets one started in the mystery genre he produces.
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