Coverart for item
The Resource Interesting : my autobiography, Steve Davis with Lance Hardy

Interesting : my autobiography, Steve Davis with Lance Hardy

Label
Interesting : my autobiography
Title
Interesting
Title remainder
my autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Steve Davis with Lance Hardy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Steve Davis was just a rookie from Plumstead, south London, learning how to play from an old book his snooker-obsessed father had given him, when an encounter with Barry Hearn changed his life forever. This book deals with his life and work.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Steve
Dewey number
  • 794.735092
  • 794.7'35'092
  • 794.735092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV900.S6
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hardy, Lance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davis, Steve
  • Snooker players
  • Biography
  • Autobiography: sport
  • Snooker, billiards, pool
  • Biography: sport
Summary expansion
Steve Davis was just a rookie from Plumstead, south London, learning how to play from an old book his snooker-obsessed father had given him, when an encounter with Barry Hearn changed his life forever. With his backing, Steve began touring the country in a clapped-out car as an amateur. Challenging established professionals and winning titles, supported by his loyal following the Romford Roar, it wasn't long before he progressed to the world's stage.By the eighties, Steve had helped transform a previously shady sport into a national obsession. He and a cast of legends such as Ray Reardon, Dennis Taylor and Alex Higgins, with other young guns like Jimmy White, were doing silent battle in front of huge audiences. Tens of millions of viewers would witness the nail-biting conclusions of his world championship finals; this was snooker's golden era.The man behind the `boring' tag has always been the sport's smartest and sharpest man. With his cool, obsessive approach, Steve rewrote the rule book and became untouchably the best player in the world and the best paid sportsman in the country. Interesting lays it all bare: what it was like to win in those pressure-cooker situations; how to cope at the top, when everyone wants you to lose; and how you deal with the moment when a man comes along who is finally better than you. This is a memoir that closely evokes the smoke-filled atmosphere of those arenas, the intrigue behind the scenes and the personal psychology and sacrifice that is required to stay at the top of such an exacting sport
Label
Interesting : my autobiography, Steve Davis with Lance Hardy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0025841703
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780091958657
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Interesting : my autobiography, Steve Davis with Lance Hardy
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0025841703
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780091958657
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Library Locations

    • Pimlico LibraryBorrow it
      Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3EY, GB
      51.4883377 -0.1373162
Processing Feedback ...