Reviews

  • Hootingly funny, deftly structured, a joy to read and highly recommended

    Marcus Berkmann, The Spectator
  • A touching, funny, warm and readable tribute to a funny, warm and unreadable man!

    Stephen Fry
  • Warm, moving and humorous.... a paean to a way of life that has slowly slipped from view and people and places that linger now only as memories

    Yorkshire Post
  • A touching tribute to a man who transcended his sport

    Sunday Times, Sports Books of the Year
  • Raise a glass to Sid Waddell's wit and warmth! ... An engaging biography of a much-loved tv voice ... packed throughout with little gems about Sid

    Telegraph
  • Touching

    The Times
  • Affectionate, funny

    Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year
  • A touching and laugh-out-loud tribute to the father he adored

    Eithne Farry, Express
  • Extremely funny... Brilliant.

    Birmingham Post
  • I adored this treble-top memoir of coal miner’s son, Cambridge graduate and inimitable darts commentator Sid Waddell by his sportswriter son. By turns fruity, funny and deeply touching, it teems with larger-than-life characters – and I don’t just mean the darts players. At its heart it’s a celebration of a vanished era, from the pits of County Durham and the early Wild West days of Yorkshire Television, to the boozy, smoky pre-arena spectacle that was darts. But most of all it’s a story about a father and a son, and the often tested but never broken bond between them.

    Caroline Sanderson, Bookseller

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