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Interesting – The Review

Whilst I have been fortunate enough to have spent the last two weeks here in Sheffield at the 2015 World Championship, in between sessions to I have also had the opportunity to read the recently released book ‘Interesting’ by Steve Davis. Readers of this site will need no introduction to Steve Davis, six-time world champion …

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Ken Doherty – Life In The Frame

Three world finals, three UK finals and two Masters finals, it has been some career for 1997 world champion Ken Doherty and he has now chosen to share his story in his new autobiography, Life in the Frame. Assisted by Snooker Scene’s David Hendon, Ken begins, as you would expect, with his memories of his …

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Let Me Tell You About Alex, by John Virgo

Welcome to the first of three book reviews coming up here at PSB between now and the end of the season and this one sees me take a look at ‘Let Me Tell You About Alex’ by John Virgo. Thanks to John Blake Publishing for providing me with a review copy.

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Stuart Pettman As Sometimes Seen on TV

Having recently reviewed John Virgo’s book regarding Alex Higgins, I have since managed to find the time in between China Open matches to cast my eye through Stuart Pettman’s recently released book. As long-term readers will be aware, during the 2009/10 season we published a series of extracts from the book over here at the …

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Who Was Hurricane Higgins?

25 years ago Tony Francis was to collaborate with Alex Higgins on his autobiography, Alex Through The Looking Glass and now following the death of the two-time world champion, the author has decided to revisit his subject in what is a fascinating insight into one of snooker’s most famous names… When picking up a book, …

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Willie Thorne – Taking a Punt On My Life

As readers may be aware, former world number 7 and current incumbent of one of the prized seats in the BBC commentary box Willie Thorne has recently released his autobiography ‘Taking a Punt On My Life’ which looks back at the highs and lows of his at times turbulent life to date. First things first, …

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