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I highly recommend this book

Rob Snell


Wonderboy Nipper Pat Daly

A biography of my grandfather, '20s and '30s boxing Wonderboy Nipper Pat Daly, is now available to buy for an online price of £15.99 + £3 postage & packaging to a UK address or + £5 p&p to an overseas (non-UK address).


The price may seem a little high, however the product is a high-quality 330-page sewn hardback book (with photo plates), and so the production costs for a short run were sizeable.


The book can be purchased securely online via credit/debit card or PayPal by visiting:




Alternatively, if you'd like to place an order and prefer to pay by cheque, please email orders@nipperpatdaly.co.uk for details of where to send it. Book orders will be dispatched once cheques have cleared.


I've attached a sample PDF file of the book's Introduction and opening chapter. If you have trouble opening the file, you may need to visit http://www.adobe.com and install Adobe Reader. The file can also be read at: http://nipperpatdaly.co.uk/nipperbooksample.pdf


Also attached are the jacket cover image and a brief synopsis and release info for the book.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Please feel free to forward this email on to anyone who you think may be interested.


Best wishes,


Alex Daley

Nipper: The Amazing Story of Boxing's Wonderboy


A biography of boxing Wonderboy Nipper Pat Daly, exploring his ring career and life, as well as the times in which he boxed.


With rare photos, detailed fight analysis, and extracts from Nipper Pat's personal (previously unpublished) memoirs, the book resurrects the extraordinary times of an extraordinary boxer, and offers a great insight into the boxing world of the 1920s and '30s.


• Hardback, 330 pages


• First published: 2011


• Author: Alex Daley


• ISBN: 978-0956749406


• £15.99 (online price)


• + £3 p&p to a UK address or


• + £5 p&p to an Overseas (non-UK) address


• Available exclusively from: http://nipperpatdaly.co.uk/


• A PDF sample of the Introduction and first chapter can be read at: http://nipperpatdaly.co.uk/nipperbooksample.pdf




Email: orders@nipperpatdaly.co.uk


UK phone: 07982 713 112


About the author


Alex Daley is a grandson of Nipper Pat Daly. This, his first book, is the result of eight years of research into the Nipper’s life and career and the times in which he boxed.




They called him brilliant – the greatest since Driscoll and Wilde; an assured future world champion and a potential all-time great. Nipper Pat Daly, who made his professional debut aged just nine, was a boxing prodigy so precociously gifted that he beat the cream of Europe's boxing talent while still in his mid-teens.


Fans across Britain clamoured to see him fight and sat agog at his uncanny skill, dazzling speed and boundless courage. He topped bills nationwide week-in and week-out, conceding age and strength to full-grown men yet outclassing everyone put before him. By 16 he had beaten several champions, was ranked in the world's top 10 and seemed on the brink of a world title. But incredibly, at 17 he reluctantly retired from the sport he loved, leaving sportswriters and fans to ponder just how great he would have been if he had reached his full potential.


Diligently researched and retold in vivid style, this book resurrects the career and life of one of boxing's most amazing performers, piecing together his unique career in order to understand how such a great talent could vanish so suddenly. Taking us on a journey through a lost world of smoky fight halls, colourful characters and courageous men, this is the story of an incredible boxer and his incredible times.

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Thanks very much, David! I'm glad you enjoyed it.


Sales are going pretty well well, thanks. Steve Bunce was kind enough to have me on his radio show a couple of weeks back, which gave the book a nice boost.



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Colin Hart takes a look at Nipper Pat Daly's career:




Alex Daley's interview about the book with Steve Bunce:


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nice interview Alex which really highlighted what a remarkable boxer he was and the terrible degree of exploitation existed in the period. In many ways it would make for a good film but people would consider it to far fetched to take in. How little we appreciate what has gone on in the murky history of boxing.
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