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Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards

The Inside Story of the Snooker World

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Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards: The Inside Story of the Snooker World by Clive Everton
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Throughout its chequered history, snooker has had more than its fair share of heroes and villains, champions and chumps, rascals and rip-off artists. In the last 20 years, every sleazy scandal imaginable has attached itself to this raffish sport: corruption, match fixing, bribery, sex, recreational drugs, performance-enhancing drugs, ballot rigging, fraud, theft, domestic violence, common-or-garden violence, paranoid politicking, dirty tricks - all against a background of inept petty tsars fixated on the pursuit, retention and abuse of power. In Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards, Clive Everton recounts the glory and despair, the dreams and disillusion, and the treachery and greed that have characterised the game since it was invented as an innocent diversion by British Army officers in India in the nineteenth century. He tells the true and unexpurgated tale of snooker's transformation into a television success story second only to football and exposes how its potential has been shamefully squandered.

Accolades

Shortlisted for British Sports Book Awards: Biography 2008.

Author Biography

Clive Everton is the BBC's senior snooker commentator. As the sport's leading journalist, he has published and edited Snooker Scene magazine since 1971 and has been snooker correspondent for The Guardian since 1976. He lives in Birmingham.
Release date NZ
September 6th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1 x 8pp colour and b/w
Imprint
Mainstream Publishing
Pages
400
Dimensions
161x241x34
ISBN-13
9781845961992
Product ID
1662798

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