A Dick Francis Companion

Characters, Horses, Plots, Settings and Themes


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About the Book

This exhaustive reference work examines the complete fictional works of Dick Francis, a former steeplechase jockey to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and an accomplished British novelist. As of 2007, Francis had written one volume of collected short stories and 40 novels, most of which contain one or more elements related to British horse racing.
Organized in a dictionary format, the book lists and discusses both the major and the peripheral characters in Francis’s novels and short stories, along with the horses, plots, locations and themes employed throughout.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Sugden is an equine chiropractor and French teacher. He lives in Suffolk, England.

Bibliographic Details

Stephen Sugden
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 296
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2944-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5218-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Preface      1
Introduction      3

Characters, Horses, Plots, Settings and Themes, A–Z      7

Appendix 1. The Works of Dick Francis      269
Appendix 2. Television and Movie Adaptations      271
Bibliography      273
Index      275

Book Reviews & Awards

“valuable”—Mystery Scene.