Dick francis bibliography
The Sport of Queens, , autobiography. Dead Cert, , Alan York, amateur jockey, Basis of the movie Dead Cert (). The Sport of Queens: The Autobiography of Dick Francis, (), Hardcover Dick Francis was a famous British steeple chase jockey and author of crime. When this list was started in June there did not seem to be any Dick Francis web sites. Now there there is a ring of us to keep fans up to date, see below. Dick Francis () was a British novelist of crime novels, largely involving horse racing. Before becoming an author, Francis was a champion jockey in British National Hunt racing. For four years, he was the jockey to The Queen Mother. Dick Francis was born in Lawrenny, South Wales in He served in the Royal Air Force for six years during World War II, piloting fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster between and Following the war, Francis, the son of a jockey, became a celebrity in the world of British National Hunt racing. Dick's wife, Mary Francis, assisted with both the research and the writing of many of Dick's novels until her death in Felix provided her assistance in this effort, and upon his mother's passing, Felix took over her work. Felix and his father often worked together on plot and character details at Dick’s home in the Cayman Islands.