Will you read the new “Dick Francis” Book?

I grew up reading Dick Francis mysteries. I’ve read them all at least once and they continue to entertain. Of course, Dick Francis is no longer writing the books . . . although they are still called “Dick Francis” books they are penned by his youngest son, Felix. I didn’t realize, until I looked it […]

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Dick Francis dies at 89.

I’ve been reading Dick Francis books since, well, since I could read. They were among the first “grown up” books that I read. I gobbled them up because combined my two favorite things: horses and mysteries. Even better, he wrote 42 books, so there was plenty to read. My mother (a non horse person) also […]

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Great Horse Books (for Adults)

When I was at the library last week I found, in the library sale pile, a stack of hard cover Dick Francis mysteries for a buck a piece. I snapped them up and have been happily rereading them. I’m an avid mystery reader and if the books have an equine sub-plot, so much the better! […]

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The Grand National: The Demolition Derby of Horse Racing

Just this week I watched a video of the Aintree Grand National Steeplechase, run in Liverpool, England. This amazing race has been run since 1839 and it is both incredibly awe inspiring and terrible to watch. The carnage of this race is unbelievable with horse and jockeys falling at every fence. And yet there are […]

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