WALK THE WALK

WALK THE WALK In the years immediately after the Second World War tens of thousands of men and women broke the law each day by betting with illegal street bookmakers Walk The Walk is a story about growing up among

  • Title: WALK THE WALK
  • Author: John Mooney
  • ISBN: 9781291460803
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the years immediately after the Second World War, tens of thousands of men and women broke the law each day by betting with illegal street bookmakers Walk The Walk is a story about growing up amongst the gambling fraternity in the fishing community of Hull , where getting an edge over the bookies, by fair means or foul, was the main preoccupation for many Walking raceIn the years immediately after the Second World War, tens of thousands of men and women broke the law each day by betting with illegal street bookmakers Walk The Walk is a story about growing up amongst the gambling fraternity in the fishing community of Hull , where getting an edge over the bookies, by fair means or foul, was the main preoccupation for many Walking races, and the often frenzied betting that accompanied them, were at their height in the early 1930 s but the author has transposed the event to the era he knows best the 1950 s and brought together in this fictional account a host of characters encountered over the many years spent living and working amongst them Most of those taking part have backed themselves for that one big win and bookie Hedley Doyle faces ruin if the wrong winner emerges, which is why he s hatched a get out of jail plan Will it be The Bounder , a hard bitten trawlerman, who emerges the winner Or Dennis Batte, who thinks he s invincible and desperately needs to succeed Or will it be Jo Jones, the buxom barmaid with the colourful past The event takes place in an era of monumental change A time when the new teenagers found a voice after years of living in the shadows of their parents and having to listen to Gracie Fields, George Formby and their like, along came Elvis and the world changed for ever With over 100 entries, the race suffers several false starts but belatedly gets under way before its eventual compelling climax Sadly there ll be no attempted betting coups, scandals nor triumphs at least not in the St George Club Walking Race.

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