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Francis, Dick. SHATTERED - Michael Joseph 2000

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Shattered by Dick Francis. 2000 - Michael Joseph. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Shattered by Dick Francis, published in 2000 by Michael Joseph.

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Title Shattered
Author Dick Francis
Publisher Michael Joseph
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2000
ISBN 0718144538
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 272
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.55

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99. It is faded to the spine as can be seen in the photo.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Dick Francis

Richard Stanley Francis was born on Halloween, 1920 in Wales. At the age of fifteen, Dick dropped out of Maidenhead County School and won a hunter show, therefore starting an illustrious career as a steeplechase jockey. Dick has had three main careers: Air Force pilot and airframe fitter (during the war years), jockey and novelist. In 1947, Dick married Mary Margaret Brenchly. Ten years later, he retired from racing at the age of 37 and became a racing correspondent for the London Sunday Express. Five years after that in 1962, his first novel Dead Cert was published. A clever man, Francis made a deal with his publishing company that as long as he wrote a book a year, they would keep all of his novels in print. In 1983, he is knighted with the Order of the British Empire. Although there are rumours that 10 lb Penalty will be his last book, we can always hope. Dick and his wife now live in the Cayman Islands

Synopsis of this title

When jockey Martin Stukely dies following a fall at Cheltenham races, he accidentally embroils Gerard Logan in a perilous search for a stolen video tape. Logan is suddenly faced with a series of terrifying threats to his business, his courage and his life.

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Chicago Tribune
Francis is in top form.

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