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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780751539325
ISBN-10: 0751539325
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 126mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steve Parrish

Steve Parrish rode with Barry for years and is still heavily involved in the sport. Nick Harris is a long standing motorcycling journalist and commentator. Stephanie Sheene and Barry were the iconic golden couple of the 1970s: she now lives in Australia.

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