Odds and Sods: My Life in the Betting Business - Ron PollardHodder & Stoughton, 1991, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper, 1" closed, but untidy, tear to the top corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Which party will win the next election? Which novel will win the Booker Prize? Who will win the Grand National? There’s one sure-fire bet — the Press will build up the excitement with features on Ron Pollard, the Ladbrokes director legendary for quoting odds on almost any event. Arguably the most famous oddsmaker in the world, Ron Pollard began his career as a clerk at William Hill’s. His aptitude for laying shrewd bets ensured him a job at Ladbrokes where he soon became a uniquely successful PR Director. Renowned for expanding wagering beyond the conventional boundaries of the turf, Ron Pollard tells how his decision to open a ‘book’ on the contest for the Tory leadership following the Christine Keeler affair set him — and the Ladbrokes organisation — on the road to spectacular national and international success.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 195
Introduction: lan Wooldridge
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