His father had been a steeplechase rider, and his grandfather rode in point-to-points. He had spent two years in the desert, flown a few sorties over the channel in a spitfire, and then transferred to wellington bombers. After the war he became a star of british national hunt racing, winning over 350 races and reigning as champion of the sport during the 1953-1954 season. Dick would rise early, take a long walk and a dip in the sea, wash the salt off in the pool. Francis would ritually take the first copy off the press to clarence house, where the queen mother would tease him about his bloodthirsty plots. The last four dick francis novels were co-authored with his son, felix. They are likely to be correct.
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In a culture of equity and excellence we engage, educate, and empower each student for success beyond graduation. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. After retiring as a jockey, francis published a well-received autobiography, the sport of queens, in 1957.