Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On the passing of Dick Francis

Dick Francis was among the most popular of our writers for decades, right up to his recent collaborations with his son Felix. The NY Times obituary is a fitting summary of the master's career.

NYT: "My ‘first draft’ is IT,” Mr. Francis revealed in his autobiography, noting that he never rewrote. “I’ve tried once or twice, but I haven’t the mental stamina and I feel all the time that although what I’m attempting may be different, it won’t be better and may very well be worse, because my heart isn’t in it.” More...

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