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Dick Francis, writer with a connection to Wales (Caerphilly)

Dick Francis

Author and jockey who rode 'Devon Lock', the Queen's horse that collapsed just before the winning line in the Grand National.
Connection: Born in Caerphilly.
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three dick francis tales in the one book, how can you lose?

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Rode 'Devon Loch' for the Queen Mother in the Grand National when the horse jumped a shadow with the race at it's mercy, fell in a belly flop and now regarded as the Race's unluckiest loser

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Born 31st October 1920 in Pembrokeshire

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Born in Pembrokeshire!

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neil griffon's home is broken into and he is roughly abducted by masked men. he has no idea who they are, or what they want. but when neil wakes up, hours later, he quickly discovers that unless he cooperates his kidnappers will destroy his father's precious horses, racing stable and ultimately neil himself.

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dick and mary francis have created a spectacularly successful literary partnership, and the story of the dick francis books is the story of them both. graham lord has known the francises for nearly thirty years. in this warm affectionate yet revealing biography he tells the riveting tale of dick's remarkable life - the horsey welsh childhood, the triumph as champion jump-jockey, the 1956 grand national disaster with devon loch and his struggling successes as a much-loved thriller writer.

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