10 LB. Penalty SIGNED

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $25.00

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Book Condition: As New


Gift quality 1st edition hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. 273 pp text is crisp and unmarked save for author's signature on title page. Not dedicated to anybody in particular. Just Dick Francis under the title. Unclipped DJ in new mylar looks fab. No tears, rubs, or loss. The basic ingredients in a Dick Francis novel are unusual characters, an intricate story, fast-moving prose and no end of surprises. In ''10 Lb. Penalty'' (the title refers to a weight handicap given a favored race horse), all these are present. As the action begins, Ben Juliard, a teen-age apprentice jockey, is tipped out of his job to find himself helping his father, George, win a seat in the House of Commons. Five years later, George Juliard is headed for national prominence when vicious rumors about an old crime are bruited about by his enemies and Ben, now an insurance investigator, returns to help solve it, risking his life in the process. The cast of characters includes some credible politicians and their women, and as nasty a bunch of English villains to be found this side of Charles Dickens. Even their names have a suitably Dickensian ring: Alderney Wyvern, a slimy political operative; a small-town reporter answering to Usher Rudd; and three middle-aged campaign volunteers called Faith, Marge and Lavender.

Title: 10 LB. Penalty SIGNED

Author Name: Francis, Dick

Categories: ADULT FICTION,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1997

ISBN Number: 0399143025

ISBN Number 13: 9780399143021

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 24883

Keywords: HORSE RACING, FLAT THOROUGHBRED SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS,