Triumph and Tragedy

Author:   Peter Jackson
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN:  

9781780575568


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   04 October 2012
Format:   Paperback
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This collection of revealing profiles captures the essence of a galaxy of Welsh world-beaters from across the full breadth of the sporting spectrum athletics, boxing, cricket, football, golf, horse racing, motor racing, rugby union, rugby league and tennis. Those featured include arguably the best Welsh rugby union player of the twentieth century; the greatest bowler never to play for England; the farmer's boy who became a master golfer; the Cardiff boy from Splott who made such a name for himself in Hull that they named a thoroughfare after him; the 'Gentle Giant' from Swansea still revered in Italy some 50 years after his last match for Juventus; the only post-war Welsh jockey to win the Grand National twice; and the unsung hero from the Rhondda who became the saviour of Manchester United in the weeks after the Munich air disaster. Their stories, based on exclusive interviews and coloured with anecdotes, ought to inspire future generations to believe that nothing is impossible.

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Author:   Peter Jackson
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
Imprint:   Mainstream Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 19.90cm
Weight:   0.230kg
ISBN:  

9781780575568


ISBN 10:   1780575564
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   04 October 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Jackson ... brings his subjects back into vivid focus Independent on Sunday


Jackson ... brings his subjects back into vivid focus Independent on Sunday


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Peter Jackson, a sports journalist since he left school in 1960, retired in 2009 as chief rugby correspondent of the Daily Mail after 35 years on the paper. His books include Bread of Heaven, Lions of Wales, Lions of England and, most recently, Bobby Windsor - The Iron Duke, the acclaimed autobiography of the Welsh rugby hero, which was shortlisted for the 2011 British Sports Book Awards.

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