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Dezember 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Architect Lee Morris has plans to restore the Stratton Park racecourse to itsformer grandeur. But the combative Stratton heirs have violent plans of theirown. Reissue.

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Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix Francis) was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster.He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, "The Sport of Queens," before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "Even Money" and "Silks."A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time.

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"A winner from the starting gate to the last hurdle."
EAN: 9780425199381
ISBN: 042519938X
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 18 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BERKLEY PUB GROUP
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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