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26%OFFBill Jones - Ghost Runner - 9781845966065 - V9781845966065
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Ghost Runner

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Description for Ghost Runner Paperback. The mystery man threw off his disguise and started to run. Furious stewards gave chase. The crowd roared. A legend was born. Soon the world would know him as 'the ghost runner'. John Tarrant. The extraordinary man whom nobody could stop. This is his true story. Num Pages: 352 pages, 2 x 8pp b/w. BIC Classification: BGS; WSKC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 157 x 30. Weight in Grams: 496.
The mystery man threw off his disguise and started to run. Furious stewards gave chase. The crowd roared. A legend was born. Soon the world would know him as 'the ghost runner'. John Tarrant. The extraordinary man whom nobody could stop. As a hapless teenage boxer in the 1950s, he'd been paid GBP17 expenses. When he wanted to run, he was banned for life. His amateur status had been compromised. Forever. Now he was fighting back, gatecrashing races all over Britain. No number on his shirt. No friends in high places. Soon he would be a ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Mainstream
Number of pages
352
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Condition
New
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781845966065
SKU
V9781845966065
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-93

About Bill Jones
Bill Jones worked for Granada Television for 27 years, where he was an award-winning documentary maker. He now works as a freelance writer and programme maker. He was researching a documentary about the centenary of the Manchester running club Salford Harriers in 1985 when he first came across the story of John Tarrant (a former Harriers member) and it has ... Read more

Reviews for Ghost Runner
A terrific story - a comic strip hero made flesh, with all the human complications that entails
Daily Mail
Tarrant's poignant story is wonderfully refreshing and beautifully told
The Sun
A fantastic story of the underdog
Metro
Makes fascinating reading
Manchester Evening News
Bill ... Read more

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