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On Snooker By Mordecai Richler

On Snooker
by Mordecai Richler

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This title traces the history of snooker from its 19th-century origins to the tobacco-sponsored word of the game in the 21st century. The author visits the craftsmen who make the cues, the agents who control the sport, the groupies who follow the circuit and the millionaire players themselves
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On Snooker by Mordecai Richler

Mordecai Richler honed his cueing action in the pool halls of Montreal where he misspent his teenage years hustling. He was addicted to the game and its grownup cousin - snooker - ever after. This book traces the history of snooker from its nineteenth-century origins to the tobacco-sponsored world of today's game. Richler visits the craftsmen who make the cues, the agents who control the sport, the groupies who obsessively follow the circuit and the millionaire players themselves. The 'bad boys' from Alex Higgins to Ronnie O'Sullivan, his fellow countrymen Cliff Thorburn and Kirk Stevens and, the central figure of the book, Stephen Hendry, the game's most talented exponent ever. A brilliant, witty and compact look at the game, On Snooker is sports writing at its best. It is a book that transcends its subject in unexpected and fascinating ways.

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On Snooker Reviews


'An engrossing read - a love letter to spott penned by a great writer' Glasgow Herald 'The book's strength lies in Richler's rich exuberance' Observer

Additional information

GOR002631385
On Snooker by Mordecai Richler
Mordecai Richler
Yellow Jersey Shorts S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2002-10-03
208
022406150X
9780224061506
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