Heart of Dart-ness: Bullseyes, Boozers and Modern Britain (Hardback)
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Heart of Dart-ness: Bullseyes, Boozers and Modern Britain (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 29/11/2018

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In Heart of Dart-ness, TV's Ned Boulting sets out to answer the forty-something year old question: What exactly is darts? Is it a sport, a freak show, a side-show, a pantomime, a riot or a party?

From Purfleet to Minehead, Milton Keynes to Frankfurt, Ned embarks on a journey back to the beginning of the modern game. He tracks down some of the household names who graced childhood television screens and are still among us; names such as Andy Fordham, whose fifty bottles of Pils a day habit led to his near death on the oche, Cliff Lazarenko, whose prodigious drinking was the stuff of legend even among his not exactly abstemious peer-group, Phil Taylor, the greatest of all time, as well as the Europeans, Michael van Gerwen, and Raymond van Barneveld.

Is it entertainment, or exploitation? To answer that question, as well as every other, he learns that all roads lead to the Heart of Dart-ness, and the biggest character the game has ever produced, Eric Bristow.

Perhaps darts is after all, just exactly what it sets out to be; an anti-sport sport, a two-fingered salute to the establishment, a piss-up in a brewery, the ultimate escape. The best night out.

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788700474
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 32 mm


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Original and refreshing. What is special about Heart of Dart-ness is that it not only appeals to everyone who is interested in or plays darts but it reaches out to those who are curious to learn what darts is all about. - Darts World Magazine

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“A True Darts Must Read”

A humorous and perceptive insight into the weird and wonderful world of darts. The author's warmth and enthusiasm for the sport shines through and he brings to life all the colourful characters, past and present... More

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