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John Welcome (1914–2010)

Autor(a) de The Dick Francis Treasury of Great Racing Stories

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(eng) John Welcome is a pseudonym for John Needham Huggard Brennan

Obras de John Welcome

The Dick Francis Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1989) — Contribuinte; Editor — 59 cópias
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Contribuinte; Editor — 34 cópias
Run for Cover (1963) 20 cópias
The New Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Contribuinte; Editor — 18 cópias
Stop at Nothing (1959) 14 cópias
Best Secret Service Stories (1960) — Editor — 8 cópias
Grand National (1976) 8 cópias
Go for Broke (1983) 6 cópias
Best crime stories. 4 (1971) — Editor — 4 cópias
Best Crime Stories — Editor — 3 cópias
Bellary Bay (1979) 2 cópias
Royal Stakes (1993) 2 cópias
Best Legal Stories 2 (1970) — Editor — 2 cópias
A Call to Arms (1985) 2 cópias
Best gambling stories (1961) 2 cópias
Best Spy Stories (1967) 1 exemplar(es)
Best motoring stories 1 exemplar(es)
"Snaffles" on Hunting (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
The Racing Man's Bedside Book (1969) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Best Spy Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Best Crime Stories 2 1 exemplar(es)
Beware of midnight 1 exemplar(es)
Best Legal Stories — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Best Smuggling Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Wanted For Killing (1965) 1 exemplar(es)
Best Crime Stories 3 (1968) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
Mr.Merston's money 1 exemplar(es)
On the Stretch (1969) 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Welcome, John
Nome de batismo
Brennan, John Needham Huggard
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
St. Ibar’s Cemetery, Crosstown, Wexford, Ireland
Locais de residência
Drinagh, County Wexford, Ireland
Sedbergh School, Cumbria, England
Oxford University (Exeter College)
Wexford Racecourse (Chairman)
Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee
Turf Club
Pequena biografia
Born in Wexford to a Protestant family, Brennan was educated at an English public school and Oxford where he read law. He was not an assiduous student, associating with the 'horsy' set in richer colleges and developing his life-long interest in the Turf. Soon after qualification as a solicitor the Second World war started and he was commissioned into the Royal Artillery. In 1942 his parents died in a house fire and Brennan was released from the army to take over his father's legal practice in Ireland. He took up writing, under the pen name of John Welcome, to relieve the tedium of the country solicitor's life.
Aviso de desambiguação
John Welcome is a pseudonym for John Needham Huggard Brennan



Dick Francis is the author of some of the greatest stories available to the reading public -- especially stories about or relevant to horse racing.
Alas, as a picker of other people's stories, he is not quite the master.
This collection does indeed have some excellent stories, but, oy, some are just irritating and/or depressing.
In other words, probably every reader will like some and dislike others, so I guess my recommendation is, borrow it, don't buy it -- at least until you decide if you like more than you dislike.
Certainly there are plenty of stories to choose from. It's a fairly large collection, and Sturgeon's Law does NOT apply.
… (mais)
morrisonhimself | Aug 9, 2023 |
Possibly written with financial backing from Bentley Motor Company.
You would need to actively want to indulge in dated thrillers to start this book. John Welcome was an Irish lawyer whose hobbies were fox-hunting and racehorses and driving around the south of France.
From "The Times Literary Supplement", reviewing this book:
"Mr Welcome stirs all these ingredients up with the utmost relish and keeps the action going at such a pace that only the austerest of thriller readers will find it in their hearts to quarrel with such agreeable nonsense."
From "Evening News":
"Good swift adventure...plenty of thick-ear stuff, romance, and a pretty girl".
The silly plot features attempts to seize a formula to enhance race-horse performance. How the hero (one, Simon Herald) becomes involved is tenuous, but it is the writer's entry to display his knowledge of driving a Bentley, his familiarity with the road maps of Provence and how to dish out a bit of biff to the dastards when necessary. All ends with the villain (the evil Jason) and his Ferrari tumbling off the road edge of Mont Ventoux along with the formula.
Can you spare the time to read this? I could, but a few precious hours of life slipped away in doing so.
… (mais)
ivanfranko | Oct 19, 2021 |
-- A CALL TO ARMS is an expansive book about war & relationships. Story unfolds in Ireland, London, & Kenya. Kit & Hugo share the surname Massiter but Andrew isn't Kit's father. When Andrew disowns Kit the younger man supports himself by racing horses & flying. Novel contains horses, whiskey, buffalo, aircraft, & a happy ending. --
MinaIsham | Aug 4, 2012 |

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