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Barry: The Story of Motorcycling Legend, Barry Sheene

Barry: The Story of Motorcycling Legend, Barry Sheene
Item# 9780751539325

Product Description

Publisher: Sphere

Author: Steve Parrish and Nick Harris

This is the remarkable story of Barry Sheene, the cheeky cockney boy who grew up to become a sporting legend. He won the British motorcycling 125cc championship aged just twenty and twice became World Champion in the 500cc class, despite two life-threatening crashes. In an era when sport and its personalities rarely made it off the back pages, Barry Sheene crossed the bridge between sport and celebrity in a style that only George Best had achieved previously.

Barry is an intimate and revealing account told by three people who knew him better than most. Steve Parrish, fellow bike racer and now BBC commentator, Nick Harris, who wrote and broadcast on all Barry’s major successes, and Barry’s widow, Stephanie.

Frank and fascinating, Barry is an exclusive look into the extraordinary life of a charming and complex man. (pb)