Nigel Wray Skin in the Game Book
All proceeds from sales of this book go to the Saracens Sport Foundation.
What do Monty Python's Eric Idle, Robert Maxwell, Eddie Jones, "Studio 54's" Ian Schrager, Ron Atkinson, Asil Nadir, Andy Ripley, Prime Minister David Cameron, Justin Langer, Damien Hirst, John D Rockefeller and Owen Farrell have in common?
They are all part of Nigel Wray's "Skin in the Game" story. Items of note also featured include the last cricket bat ever used by WG G Grace, Geoff Hurst's 1966 World Cup final-winning hat-trick England jersey, the boxing gloves Henry Copper used to put Cassius Clay on the canvas and an autograph book from the 1936 Berlin Olympics with signatures of Jesse Owens and Hitler's propaganda chief Dr Joseph Goebbels side by side. Business has taken him from Piccadilly's Trocadero to the Pharmacy restaurant and Domino's Pizza; his enterprises have acquired the rights to authors such as Agatha Christie and Enid Blyton. Saracens Rugby Club has been a large part of his life for almost quarter of a century.
His remarkable journey takes you through five decades of "boom and bust" in the commercial world, gives an owner's unique perspective on the highs and lows of rugby union since the game went professional in 1995 and reveals how he has managed to assemble one of the finest sporting memorabilia collections in the world.
Product code: 18GAMEBOOK