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Were we fooled? Or does it really matter.

Dick Francis: A Racing Life

Graham Lord (Little, Brown and Co, pounds 16.99)

So, were we hoodwinked by a ringer? From beginning to end, the same theme rotates incessantly, almost obsessively, in this unauthorised biography, with author Graham Lord hinting we may have been duped by the most entertaining literary camouflage since Marion Evans pretended to be George Eliot.

Having deep-trawled the cuttings library of many a national newspaper, Lord forwards endless quotes from interviews with Francis, and in doing so he is never guilty of squandering a
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Title Annotation:Sports
Author:Masters, Rodney
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Oct 20, 1999
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