Remembering Dick Francis
Even more amazing is the fact that after Francis retired from sport, he picked up the pen and proved even more successful as a writer. His first effort was an autobiography titled The Sport of Queens after which he went on to become one of the bestselling and most critically acclaimed crime writers of our time. Francis wrote dozens of international bestsellers (totally more than 60m sales worldwide) and won Edgar Awards in three consecutive decades; for Forfeit (1968), Whip Hand (1979), and Come to Grief (1995).
And this does not even touch his distinguished military career, what an amazing life. He will be missed greatly.