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- Publisher: FABER & FABER
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 124mm x 194mm x 18mm | 200g
- Publication date: 1 November 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0571236766
- ISBN 13: 9780571236763
- Sales rank: 178,804
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-1980s 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. His books include the prize-winning The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS, The Wrestling (1996), and The Nation's Favourite: The True Adventures of Radio 1 (1998), as well as three recent works of history: Our Hidden Lives, We Are at War and Private Battles.