The Ballad of Les Darcy

The Ballad of Les Darcy Review

The Ballad of Les Darcy, a biography of the legendary Australian boxer, is the latest book from Australia's bestselling author Peter FitzSimons and is exclusive to Books Alive. It's FREE in participating bookshops when a customer buys any book from T...

Title:The Ballad of Les Darcy
Edition Language:English

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    The Ballad of Les Darcy Reviews

  • Anne

    A book about a boxer, who would have thought I would have really loved it. I bought this book from a book dealer after looking for an Australian story - wasn't quite sure this was what I was after but...

  • Sean Lee

    This book provides an overview of the life and times of Les Darcy, but as the author himself states in the introduction, it is far from being an in depth account of the boxer's character or career. If...

  • Adrielle

    FitzSimons does it again, a brilliant telling. This is such a tragic tale of a young man with so much potential. It reinforces some of the things I hate about this world. One being governments forcing...

  • Liz

    I have for many years been fascinated by the story of Les Darcy. When it was time for our annual "boys" book I chose this. This is the only book I have read by Peter Fitzsimons but had heard good thin...

  • Belinda Missen

    As someone who has no interest in boxing, I picked this book up simply because it was a freebie. Thoroughly enjoyed it, ant learnt a little bit about Les Darcy, along with Aus history at the time. Hig...

  • Glenn

    3.5 Stars - an interesting book... ...

  • Lisa

    Was interesting and you would like it if you are into boxing and australian history. Think it wold make a good movie and was a good choice to be the 2007 books alive book...

  • AnnetteW

    Another excellently written and thoroughly researched book from Peter FitzSimons. This time about one of Australia's greatest ever sportsmen. I hail from the same town, in fact the same suburb as Les,...

  • Pauline

    I had heard the name Les Darcy, but didn't know anything about him. Never liked the sport of boxing and can't bear to watch people beating each other up, nor have I had a desire to read anything on th...

  • Sharon Morgan

    This was issued by my local Book Club. While having no interest in boxing (or sport at all, for that matter), this was quite an interesting read. I had never even heard of Les Darcy (not that I recall...