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Brilliant from start to finish!
on 14 February 2010
On hearing of the news that Dick Francis has died today - I revisted his novels that I own.
Enquiry is by far the most gripping in my opinion. Being born in the same year of the book's first publication, I like to think a lot of good things happened in 1969!
Admittedly the book is centrally placed in the world of racing - this time with a jockey fighting to salvage his reputation against the hallowed authorities. The real pull for me is the sub story of Hughes relationship with Roberta. The author charts a relationship that starts on rocky ground and then over the course of the novel becomes something else(no spoilers here!). The fact that I always get caught up in that facet of the story ever time I read it is testament to his writing skill.