The previously-untold story of the life and tragic early death of John Curry, one of the most famous ice skaters in history.
Bill Jones has spent most of his working life making award-winning international documentaries with Granada Television in Manchester. In 2011, his first book The Ghost Runner - a biography of John Tarrant - was published to widespread critical acclaim. It was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, and won the 'Best New Writer' category at the British Sports Book Awards. He lives in the North of England.
It's a terrific read, filled with juicy detail and driven by
sympathy for a man who was feted as a national hero but was
extremely hard to like * The Times *
Alone is more than a sports biography. ...it is a timely reminder of the fine boundary between sport and art and the courage it took, and still takes, to be a gay athlete. * Sunday Times *
A moving and explosive biography of an ice skating genius * Manchester Evening News *
A fascinating exploration of a tragic talent * Attitude *