Dick Francis Dies at 89

Dick Francis, a successful jockey who had an even more successful career as a writer, producing over 40 books, died at his home on Grand Cayman island on Sunday.

According to the The Guardian, Francis had an unusual arrangement with his British publisher; as long as he wrote a book a year, all of his books would remain in print. His final novel, Crossfire, written with his son Felix, will be released in August.

The New York Times obituary quotes critic John Leonard who said, “Not to read Dick Francis because you don’t like horses is like not reading Dostoyevsky because you don’t like God.”

Dick Francis, Felix Francis
Hardcover: $26.95
Publisher: Putnam Adult – (2010-08-24)
ISBN / EAN: 039915681X / 9780399156816

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