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On Snooker

(2001)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Mordecai Richler honed his cueing action in the pool halls of Montreal where he misspent his teenage years hustling. He was addicted to the game and its grownup cousin - snooker - ever after. This book traces the history of snooker from its nineteenth-century origins to the tobacco-sponsored world of today's game. Richler visits the craftsmen who make the cues, the agents who control the sport, the groupies who obsessively follow the circuit and the millionaire players themselves. The 'bad boys' from Alex Higgins to Ronnie O'Sullivan, his fellow countrymen Cliff Thorburn and Kirk Stevens and, the central figure of the book, Stephen Hendry, the game's most talented exponent ever. A brilliant, witty and compact look at the game, On Snooker is sports writing at its best. It is a book that transcends its subject in unexpected and fascinating ways.



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Hardback Editions

September 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: On Snooker
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 0-224-06149-6 / 978-0-224-06149-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press
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August 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: On Snooker: A Brilliant Exploration of the Game and the Characters Who Play It.
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 1-58574-179-5 / 978-1-58574-179-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lyons Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: On Snooker (Yellow Jersey Shorts S.)
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 0-224-06150-X / 978-0-224-06150-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press
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June 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: On Snooker : A Brilliant Exploration of the Game and the Characters Who Play It
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
ISBN: 0-676-97373-6 / 978-0-676-97373-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limite
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: On Snooker
Author(s): Mordecai Richler
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Availability: Amazon CA