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Author: Gordon Burn
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BIC Subject: Snooker, billiards, pool
Published By: Faber
 
Published: 17-Nov-2020
Format: Paperback, 304 pages, 133x199mm
ISBN: 9780571353613
Stock Code: 1353613
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A classic of sports journalism, and a unique snapshot of Thatcher's Britain seen through the boom sport of the 80s.A classic of sports journalism, and a unique snapshot of Thatcher's Britain seen through the boom sport of the 80s.
Following the 1985 final between Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis, Britain found itself in the grip of a new sporting obsession. Snooker, or 'Coronation Street with balls', was suddenly big business and 1986 was set to be a crucial year. In one corner was Barry Hearn and his Romford Mafia - Davis, Taylor and Griffiths - and in the other were the bad boys - Higgins, White and Knowles - threatening the game's good name, and its earning potential.

For one year, Gordon Burn travelled with this snooker circus, from Hong Kong and China to out of season resorts in the North of England and the season's finale in Sheffield. With unprecedented access to the leading players and personalities involved, Pocket Money affords a unique snapshot into an extraordinary time and place.
 
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