Sunday, February 14, 2010

The death of an author

Alas, I was greeted as I checked my email this morning by an email from Sarah Weinman letting me know that Dick Francis has died. It is a great loss!

(Reading the Telegraph obituary has just made me feel a terrible pang that I have not made for myself a career writing thrillers in the Franciscan mode, they have always seemed to me so much the most desirable kind of book - a new Dick Francis novel has always been to me something that makes the heart soar.)

1 comment:

  1. It's a sad loss made worse by those who keep trotting out the rumor that his wife wrote the books. If that is true, then clearly the two had their private reasons. If it is untrue, then innuendo only dirties the literary loss.