Flying Finish

Author: Dick Francis
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141942339
Size: 79.57 MB
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Flying Finish is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. Amateur jockey Lord Henry Grey decides on a whim to join the bloodstock market, transporting racehorses around the world. And when he meets the glamorous Gabriella in Italy, he is sure he's hit the good life. That is, until a horse unexpectedly dies in transit and a colleague vanishes. Then Grey discovers that both his predecessors also went missing in curious cirmcumstances - and begins to doubt the wisdom of his career change. Either he turns detective or his own disappearance could be next . . . Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Flying Finish is just one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis. Other novels include the huge bestsellers Dead Heat, Under Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis: Refusal is his latest novel, following Bloodline and Gamble. Praise for the Dick Francis novels: 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph 'Still the master' Racing Post 'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. Dick Francis died in February, 2010, at the age of 89, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

Flying Over The Finish Line

Author: Susan L. Kane
Publisher: Imago Press
ISBN: 9780979934148
Size: 20.55 MB
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Do you yearn to try something new, to spice up your life, to enjoy a new adventure? Is a voice from within calling to you and saying, "Come follow me?" Yet is there another over-powering voice that tells you: "You have too much to do already..." "Don't try - you might fail..." "You're too old..." "You're too fat..." or too whatever? Read the stories of women from all walks of life who overcame fears and self-doubt to accomplish what they once thought was unattainable. Share in the universal truths these women learned to recognize by taking on a remarkable stretch goal - completing a triathlon! These are generally not the stories of professional or elite athletes. Rather, they are stories from everyday women. Their ages range from 20-something to 70-something. Some recovered from serious illnesses. Others needed a challenge in their life or a new focus during a transition. What they have in common is setting the goal of completing a triathlon. Whether you aspire to become a triathlete or to accomplish just about anything outside of your comfort zone, these stories will inspire you to turn your dreams into reality!

Dictionary Of Sports And Games Terminology

Author: Adrian Room
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786457570
Size: 37.37 MB
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The specialized jargon of some sports can be quite esoteric. Non-Americans, for example, are likely puzzled by baseball terms such as bunt, cut-off man, and safety squeeze, while the non-British may pause over cricket's Chinaman, doosra, golden duck, off-break, popping crease, and yorker. This new dictionary gives the definitions of more than 8,000 terms used in sports and games from around the world, including mainstream sports like basketball and billiards alongside the more obscure netball and snooker. Entries cover sports equipment, strategies, venues, qualifying categories, awards, and administrative bodies, while a comprehensive system of cross-references offers assistance and clarification when needed. An appendix lists standard abbreviations of sports ruling bodies and administrative organizations.

Slaughterhouse Five

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0385333846
Size: 14.19 MB
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Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present

Forever Flying

Author: Robert A. Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN:
Size: 24.59 MB
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The author recounts his experiences as a fighter pilot in World War II, a test pilot, and an aerobatic pilot

Fly Frenzy

Author: Ali Sparkes
Publisher: Darby Creek
ISBN: 1467731064
Size: 42.18 MB
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Danny and Josh are trying their best to stay away from Petty Potts. They don't want anything to do with her crazy top-secret experiments, and they certainly don't want to get turned into bugs again! But when their mom's garden is ruined the day before the big neighborhood competition, the twins turn into bluebottle houseflies to take matters into their own two hands...or rather, into their six legs. Can they act like flies on the wall and find the culprits before it's too late?

We Were Flying To Chicago

Author: Kevin Clouther
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1936787164
Size: 71.92 MB
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In this striking debut collection, characters find unexpected moments of profound insight while navigating daily life. “Clouther’s first collection of stories shows an 'old' talent—meaning, his sophistication in treatment and technique and his wise observations of the human condition have the feel of an author who has the experience of several story collections behind him.”—Booklist, starred review "Sharply observed."—Toronto Star "The 10 entries in Clouther’s debut collection all display a sure-handed grasp of craft."—Publishers Weekly In this striking debut collection, characters find unexpected moments of profound insight while navigating the monotony of daily life. Here we find a man who drives to the wrong mountain, a hubcap cleaner who moonlights as a karaoke star, and a deliveryman whose urgent letters have no willing recipient. While lulled by the deceptively simple rhythm of the ordinary, Kevin Clouther offers the instant before momentous change—the view over the cliff, the intake of breath before a decision, a glimpse of stark vulnerability, of faith and hope.

A White Bird Flying

Author: Bess Streeter Aldrich
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803259157
Size: 18.44 MB
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Abbie Deal, the matriarch of a pioneer Nebraska family, has died at the beginning of A White Bird Flying, leaving her china and heavy furniture to others and to her granddaughter Laura the secret of her dream of finer things. Grandma Deal's literary aspirations had been thwarted by the hard circumstances of her life, but Laura vows that nothing, no one, will deter her from a successful writing career. Childhood passes, and the more she repeats her vow the more life intervenes.