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Punches, Pints, Politics and Pensioners

By: Adridge, Peter & Kate

Price: £7.00

Publisher: UK, Pentland Press: 1995

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 024350

ISBN: 1858212537

Condition: Very Good


371pp; illus. Crease to page 91 being untrimmed to size by publishers. Signed by author with: 'TO THE READER - I hope you get enjoyment out of my book. Yours Faithfully ...' Seeking escape from the poverty of the 1940s Armthorpe (South Yorkshire) Aldridge pursued a successful career in amateur boxing....He reached the semi-finals of the ABA finals at Wembley and decided to turn professional. Aldridge provides an extraordinary insight into the back-room wheeler-dealing that dominated the fight game in the fifties...Stars such as Henry Cooper, for whom Aldridge was a paid sparring partner, and ... View more info