Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards: The Inside Story of the Snooker World - Clive EvertonMainstream, 2007, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: “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 2O 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, Clivc 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.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 399 pages.