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Jul 1, 2002 at 08:39
I love all your books . Please write more.
Jul 5, 2002 at 16:13
I am a huge fan and finally got around to looking for a site. Would love to meet Mr. Francis in person and see a live steeple chase race. Have read all his books that I could find at least once and can't wait for more!!!
Jul 13, 2002 at 01:22
Favorite: I DON'T HAVE ONE
I ENJOY READING ALL OF YOUR BOOKS, AND RE-BORROW THEM AT INTERVALS, WHEN I'M SURE I'VE FORGOTTEN LARGE SEGMENTS. UNTIL I STARTED READING YOUR BOOKS, I HAD NEARLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT SNEAKING INTO THE THORNCLIFFE PARK TRACK, TORONTO CANADA TO WATCH THE HORSES RUN. THAT WAS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AND I WAS BETWEEN SIX AND EIGHT YEARS OF AGE. IT REQUIRED THAT I TRAVERSE THE DON VALLEY, DOWN OUR SIDE, AND ACROSS THE BOTTOM, AND UP THE FAR SIDE, SOME DISTANCE FROM THE LEASIDE VIADUCT, BECAUSE YOUNGSTERS WERE NOT WELCOME, ACORDING TO THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT, AND I WOULD BE WATCHED ALL THE WAY TO THE FAR SIDE, MOST CAREFULLY.
Jul 16, 2002 at 22:26
Favorite: "Come To Grief"
I welcome mail from others who share my interest in Dick Francis, racing, and horses!
Jul 17, 2002 at 21:05
I find it hard to choose a favorite book because they are all good in there own right. As a blind person I am collecting his books as audio books, and hope to have them all one day.
Jim & Bonney Howard
Jul 17, 2002 at 22:00
??? Break In ??
We got hooked by a friend whos 2 daughters were teenage horsemen. Read most of Dick's books. Still chasing down a few.
Jul 21, 2002 at 00:53
Favorite: The Break in Series
My mom has made it a tradition for the last ten years or so to always buy me your newest book for christmas. I love them and so does my sister and mother. Keep writing, good health and may all your horses keep nickerin'. Kavaleen
Jul 23, 2002 at 18:08
Favorite: So far...Break In and Bolt because I like the hero Kit Fielding.
Thank you Dick Francis for writing so many fantastic books which now fill my book shelves.
Jul 24, 2002 at 21:39
Favorite: Come to Grief =Knockdown =Bolt
Love every single book. Read them over and over and over. My Uncle Dick [a real cowboy]living in Parumph Nevada and I discuss weekly. It is 2002 and we're hoping and wishing for more wonderful books from this incredible writer. Love the "integrity" he always instills in the main character. A lot to be learned from reading a Francis book.
Aug 10, 2002 at 21:13
Question. Is there anyway to get in touch with him by email or leter.Thanks
Aug 11, 2002 at 19:40
Favorite: horse books
Horse lovers, please take a look at www.nokotahorse.org to learn about the wild horses in North Dakota that descended from Sitting Bull's war and buffalo horses.
Aug 15, 2002 at 16:15
Favorite: whip hand
when is Mr. Francis' s next book due out?
Aug 19, 2002 at 01:26
Read all Dick Francis, most of them a couple of times. My only hope is, that the youth which is still in Shattered gives him strength to start over. It would be an interesting finish to read a crime fiction book without a crime but only the feeling of one. I think the only one who could do this would be Dick Francis.
Aug 23, 2002 at 07:45
Charles S. Toppins
Sep 5, 2002 at 09:01
Are your books e-books?
Sep 9, 2002 at 05:32
Favorite: Come To Grief
10 years ago my brother suggested I read this book about horse racing.He knew I liked horse racing & he said I would like this book.The book was Bolt & since then I have now read all of Dick Francis'books.I live in Melbourne Australia the home of the famous Melbourne Cup.Two years we had the pleasure of Dick Francis as an invited guest to our Melbourne Cup Carnival.Every time I go to a race meeting at Flemington I think of you Dick.Thankyou for all of your wonderful books $ how about writing a book about the Melbourne Cup.Thank you from downunder.
Sep 11, 2002 at 01:03
I learn so much from each book - about human nature, about whatever the "topic" of the book is, and have developed a love for horses, although I've never ridden one. Mr Francis is the best writer of the 20th Century. Rereading his books is just as exciting as reading them the first time. Thank you Dick Francis, for enriching my life so much!
Sep 11, 2002 at 06:56
Favorite: The Edge, To The Hilt, Longshot
I have been reading Dick Francis Novels for more than 20 years, since I read the 1st (Risk) in a Readers Digest Condensed Book. I have all except the last couple of books published, but have read a couple of these from the Library. May Dick Francis continue to write such excellent fiction.
Sep 14, 2002 at 09:48
Favorite: all of.....
I am wrighting from Ukraine.Have you ever heard? I just want to say that i liked all of Mr.Fren- sis's books.They are clear,honest and interest- ing.Because of them I fell in love with horses. Really.And I liked books where the main charac- ter finds HIS woman.The plot of their relation- ship is verrry interesting.I wish Mr.Frensis Health.Energy.New ideas.Thank you for your books.............. ......Your Ukranian reader.......
Sep 14, 2002 at 22:56
I am currently researching '60s actor Lee Kinsolving. Do you know of any late '50s, early ' 60s credits on Lee? I'm searching in particular for his December 4, 1958 appearance on "Playhouse 90." Many thanks, Dick Gary Bennett
Sep 21, 2002 at 17:23
I am Dick's greatest fan. I wish our library had more of his books. I live in a small town in South Africa and they don't have all of his books, but I love the ones they have.
Sep 21, 2002 at 22:25
Favorite: The Edge
The Edge is my favorite book because it was my first!
Sep 26, 2002 at 23:00
Great website, we really enjoyed visiting.
Sep 27, 2002 at 17:13
Has Dick written any other books since his wife died? Don
Oct 6, 2002 at 23:19
They are all my favorites. I rue the day when I have read all of them. Towards the end of the book I ready VERY slowly because I do not want it to end. Wow, what a writer. I just love his work.
Karla Von Huben
Oct 7, 2002 at 17:17
Canada, train, Banff, murder
Hi all, I'm really here to ask a question for my mom, who doesn't have Internet access. She's a huge fan of Dick Francis, and recently told me that in one of the books, Sid Halley had begun working with a new "sidekick," or at least the potential was there to develop such a relationship. Apparently this person would take the place of Chico Barnes. She wondered if Mr. Francis had any plans to bring this secondary character back and create that relationship. I hope my vague comments ring bells with some of you, and I'll look forward to your replies. If not, I'll try to get her to be more specific. Many thanks! Karla
Kristopher Daniel Johnson
Oct 9, 2002 at 14:51
Favorite: Field of Thirteen
Only because you get a taste of so many different story lines under one cover...he is, as far as I'm concerned, the BEST of all genres. As a sports gambler, I know from experience that a sure bet is tough to find, but any Francis book stacks the odds incredibly in your favor, for sure. My first offering of fiction, undoubtedly influenced by Mr. Francis and his first-person writing style, is entitled The Endgame and it is available at all major online outlets and at a reduced rate at www.1stbooks.com. Check it out and let me know what you think...long live the master of mystery fiction: DICK FRANCIS! Thanks, Kris
Oct 10, 2002 at 14:52
very nice book
Oct 20, 2002 at 06:13
Favorite: Slay-Ride and all other books
I have been reading and rereading His books ever since I have learhed English enough to understand it,throughout all tragic and happy moments of my life. Wnerever I go I always have one of His books with me, it is always at hand,and I can start reading it from any page ,no mattaer how many times I have read the book before.His Books help live and survive. Natalya Shirokikh,. Russia.
Oct 26, 2002 at 08:13
Favorite: ALL OF THEM
I ENJOY ALL OF DICK`S BOOKS AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE,WHEN IS IT DUE
Oct 28, 2002 at 07:07
Favorite: The Edge
does anyone know when the next book will beout?
Nov 1, 2002 at 12:39
My wife and I read and re read continually. Would love to know if there are any more in the pipeline. Does anyone know?
Nov 2, 2002 at 09:31
Favorite: Everything I've read so far
My mother, 87 years old, has in the past year become an avid Dick Francis fan. (This after she was diagnosed with macular degeneration, so it's a true testament to Dick Francis' power as a storyteller.) She wants to collect all of his books. I have been searching through used book stores to find them. As I have read the front pages of his books, read your website and others, I have having something of a dilemma about how many books he has actually written. On your site, you list 40, on another site, 39. As I have collected titles (including two collections) I have 42. My mother is so entranced with his books, that I want to find everything available to send to her. Is there a compendium anywhere of all his writings (horse-related or not)? Thank you.
Nov 7, 2002 at 14:40
I love all of DF's books and have read them several times each in the three years I've known about them. I can't wait for another!
Nov 7, 2002 at 22:50
We visited England, and of course Newmarket. Imagine our delight to discover the local course was named the "The July Course". And it was so helpful to actually see the yards and the horses taking their gallops on the heath. Dick Francis is such a strong storyteller. I too, love to read & re-read his novels.
Nov 19, 2002 at 12:41
Favorite: To the Hilt
I love the relationships of his main characters. They are everyday people with real flaws and odd quirks and yet there is something 'heroic' about each of them. His characters inspire me to look deeper at everyone I meet to see the 'hero' hidden behind their humanity.
Nov 22, 2002 at 13:36
Actually I love them all and read them over and over. I just introduced my partner by giving him 'Risk' and he is absolutely hooked. He has read 7 books in 3 weeks - I can't tear him away from them. He is just starting my favourite, Straight, and he glares at me if I interrupt him. Oh well, I'd better go and read another one, as I won't hear from him for a couple of hours!
Cliff J Ellison-Jones
Dec 1, 2002 at 15:20
Favorite: The Danger and all the rest.
Christmas day was always special to me in my stocking was the latest Dick Francis h/back novel, my special gift from my wife Josephine. This would be devoured with ego and reread with the others untill the next one appeared. I was saddened to hear of the great loss of your wife but to take heart in the great pleasure that both of you brought to the world. Thank you for so much. With greatest affection. Cliff
Dec 3, 2002 at 18:11
Favorite: All of Them !
Last I read was "Shattered" which is what my lady and I were to go through XMas '01 without our annual Dick Francis ! Will there be more ?
Dec 8, 2002 at 02:14
Favorite: ALL OF THEM
I have been reading Dick Francis books for many years and found them hard to put down and just about have all in my collection now.
Dec 11, 2002 at 13:50
Favorite: the latest always surpasses the former
I am a struggling writer and seem uncannily to have various things in common as i read more and more of your books--I wouls very much like to talk with Mr Francis and perhaps, with his indulgence, obtain some guidance or condemnation--If you can put me in a position where i might correspond direct with him, i would be very grateful---am busily writing my first novel --provisional title "Survival"---thank you
Patrick E. Halliday
Dec 13, 2002 at 15:18
Favorite: always the last one read
My sincere condolences on the passing of Mary, I am writing a novel which I was going to ask DF to perhaps give me some guidance. I too am grieving the loss of my wife who has not died but run off with her lover. I am beset from all sides yet am determined to survive. If Mr. Francis would care to indulge me, I have found, in reading his books that names and places fit so uncannily closely with my own history, which is what prompted this epistle. Regards Patrick Halliday
Jarvis L. Doyle DDS
Dec 17, 2002 at 17:39
Favorite: Impossible to chose
I was introduced to DF by my wife who thought he was the very best author. I now, having read every book, (most three or four times), have no quarrel with that opinion. He is lengths ahead in my "favorite author list" of whoever is back in second place! I so wish he would write yet more!!
Dec 26, 2002 at 12:16
I enjoy each new book and rereading the old ones. Mr. Francis is so skilled at filling in character information without it being an obvious thing. I especially enjoy the plan each hero comes up with to foil the bad guys and to exact justice for their victims.
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