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Flying Colours

Nicholas Best, 17 April 1986

Lester: The Official Biography 
by Dick Francis.
Joseph, 338 pp., £12.95, March 1986, 0 7181 1255 5
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Born Lucky 
by John Francome.
Pelham, 157 pp., £9.95, November 1985, 0 7207 1635 7
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... by the more autocratic stewards. Both the authors under review-Dick Francis on Lester’s behalf, John Francome on his own – draw attention to the stewards’ irritating habit of treating jockeys like fags at public school, servants on the estate. Times are changing, thank goodness. Lester’s knighthood can’t be far off now (just before the ...

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