Dick Francis wrote more than forty international bestsellers and was widely acclaimed as one of the worlds finest thriller writers. His awards included the Crime Writers Associations Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University of Boston. In 1996 Dick Francis was made a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master for a lifetimes achievement and in 2000 he was awarded the CBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List. Sadly he died in 2010.
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