The Wrestling

Simon Garfield

Simon Garfield’s The Wrestling is the hilarious, absurd and tragic story of British wrestling, told by one of the most talented non-fiction writers around.

2 in stock

£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571236763
Date Published
01.11.2007
Delivery
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Summary

The classic account of the men and women who used to fight each other for pride and money. Simon Garfield brings them to life in one last glorious bout of jealousy, myth, revenge, passion and deep devotion.

When British wrestling was dropped from the ITV schedules in the mid-80s it left the giants of the ring – Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Kendo Nagasaki – bereft. This is the true story of the circuit, the big names and their rivalries, told with humour, warmth and affection. This edition features a new afterword by the author.

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Simon Garfield was born in 1960. He is the author of Expensive Habits: The Dark Side of the Industry, The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, The Wrestling, The Nation’s Favourite: The True Adventures of Radio 1, Mauve, The Last Journey of William Huskisson, The Error World and the Mass…

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