Barry Hearn – My Journey

£20.00

Barry Hearn is credited with turning snooker into one of the biggest sports in Britain. He essentially turned a sport in which competitors wear bowties into a massive, globally televised event. Away from the table, his promotions empire casts its net over a dozen sports – from professional boxing to darts, fishing to ten-pin bowling – and his career spans four decades. He also previously owned Leyton Orient football club. Packed with hilarious anecdotes from the golden age of snooker, and behind-the-scenes insight into boxing negotiations and darts bust-ups, Hearn’s book details the ups and downs of a larger-than-life working class hero.

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Pre-order now: the autobiography of the legendary sports promoter, Barry Hearn.

‘I am the largest sports promoter in the world. I promote 11 sports to a global audience of billions of people every day of my life’

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A larger than life working class hero, Romford born and bred – always ready with the perfect soundbite – Barry Hearn was famously described as ‘roguish but never a rogue’.

Hearn is credited with turning snooker into one of the biggest sports in Britain. He essentially turned a sport in which competitors wear bowties into a massive, globally televised event. Away from the table, his promotions empire casts its net over a dozen sports – from professional boxing to darts, fishing to ten-pin bowling – and his career spans four decades. He also previously owned Leyton Orient football club.

Packed with hilarious anecdotes from the golden age of snooker, and behind-the-scenes insight into boxing negotiations and darts bust-ups, Hearn’s book is a joy to read from start to finish.

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Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 23.6 × 16.2 × 3.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

796.092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K