Felix Francis

Felix Francis

Felix Francis is a bestselling British crime writer. However, he is a physicist by training, and for seventeen years taught A Level physics in three schools, one where he was Head of Science. Felix is a Chartered Physicist and a Member of the Institute of Physics. For thirteen years he was deputy chairman of World Challenge Expeditions Ltd, a company specializing in leadership training for young people. In the 1990s he led expeditions to such diverse destinations as the Andes Mountains, the Indian Himalaya, and the jungles of Borneo and the Amazon Basin. In addition, for twenty years, Felix acted as manager for his father, the literary legend Dick Francis, doing everything from negotiating publishing contracts to replacing the light bulbs. In the year 2000, at the age of 80, Dick decided to retire from writing but the baton has been successfully taken up by Felix who has written the nine most recent ‘Dick Francis’ novels, which have been on the Times best-seller lists in both London and New York. In 2005, Felix left the worlds of education and business to concentrate full-time on his writing. His ninth novel, DAMAGE, was published in the autumn of 2014. Felix lives in Oxfordshire with his wife, Debbie, and their two Irish setters. He has two sons: one a helicopter pilot in the British Army, and the other a lawyer in Australia. Felix became a grandfather in 2011 with the birth in Melbourne of Sienna Rose, followed in April 2013 by a grandson, Samuel Richard. They are the apples of his eye. When he’s not writing at home in his dressing gown, Felix enjoys travelling with Debbie when they search for settings and topics for new novels. The ‘Dick Francis’ books are always set around horse racing and Felix is constantly on the lookout for interesting and different styles of racing from around the world.
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