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10-lb Penalty by Dick Francis - Signed First Edition - 1997 - from The Book Lair, ABAA (SKU: BL-001961)

10-lb Penalty

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10-lb Penalty

by Dick Francis

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London: Michael Joseph, 1997. 6 x 9 1/2". 272 pp. First edition; Pictorial dust jacket in fine condition; Black cloth over boards with gilt stamped lettering on spine, signed by the author on the title page, in fine condition. In Dick Francis' 36th novel, Benedit Juliard is an amateur jockey whose father has political ambitions which end up embroiling them both in lies and treachery. Born Richard Stanley Francis (1920 - 2010), Dick Francis was a British crime writer whose novels were mostly centered on horse racing in England (he was a fomer steeplechase jockey himself)


A wanna-be jockey accepts a job in his father's campaign for Parliament--and realizes that politics can be the most perilous horse race of all.


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10-lb Penalty
Dick Francis
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About The Book Lair, ABAA

The Book Lair deals in rare and/or interesting items in many fields with a focus on 19th and 20th century illustrated books, particularly those by Arthur Rackham, Edward Gorey and Gustave Doré. We are especially interested in unique cook books, children's books, Californiana, and miniatures.

We also buy and sell ephemera, photography, manuscript material, diaries and letter archives, and business archives in any field. If it tells a strong story, we're interested.


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