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Alone : the triumph and tragedy of John Curry

Jones, Bill (Producer of documentary films)2015
Books, Manuscripts
One winter's night in 1976, over 20 million people in Britain watched John Curry skate to Olympic glory on an ice rink in Austria. Many millions more watched around the world. Overnight he became one of the most famous men on the planet. He was awarded the OBE. He was chosen as BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Curry had changed ice skating from marginal sport to high art. And yet the man was - and would always remain - an absolute mystery to a world that had been dazzled by his gift. Surely, men's skating was supposed to be Cossack-muscular, not sensual and ambiguous like this. Curry himself was an often-tortured man of labyrinthine complexity. 'Alone' untangles the extraordinary web of his toxic, troubled, brilliant - and short - life.
London : Bloomsbury, 2015.London : Bloomsbury, 2015.
344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2014.Includes index.
9781408853566 (pbk)
Dewey class:
796.912092796.912796.912092CUR796.912092 CUR
Local class:
796.912092 CUR
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