This is the story of an Australian icon: Horace Lindrum. The original Boy from Down Under.
Lindrum's calling into the world of Billiards was marred by tragedy, war, family upheavals and controversy. But nothing was going to stop him from securing 'the crown'. 'The Uncrowned King' is an intensely human story. A story that captures the spirit of success, the tribulations of a truly extraordinary life and the metal of a man who epitomises the Australian way.
'A beautifully presented, profoundly original and provocative piece of work ...Its subject is the life of the author's father, Horace Lindrum, who was one of the finest snooker players in sporting history.' - Professor Gerry Turcotte, President & Vice Chancellor, St Mary's University, Calgary
'Masterful! Magical! Meticulous!' - Dr John Troughton, Agricultural Scientist
'The story of a great man who shaped and was shaped by his nation, Australia and his times. A 'must-read.' - Professor Edward J Blakeley, University of Sydney.