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Album artwork for The Last Night of the Leamington Licker by Kirk Lake

In 1951 Randolph Turpin defeated Sugar Ray Robinson to win the World Middleweight Championship and temporarily became one of the most famous sportsmen in Britain. He had been champion for only 64 days when Robinson defeated him in a rematch. He was never able to regain the title and he gradually faded into bitter obscurity ending up, deeply in debt, running a failing transport cafe in Leamington Spa. The Last Night of the Leamington Licker is a fictionalised account of his final night.

Kirk Lake

The Last Night of the Leamington Licker

Rough Trade
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Album artwork for The Last Night of the Leamington Licker by Kirk Lake
Paperback

$12.99

Released 06/22/2018Catalogue Number

9781912722051

Kirk Lake

The Last Night of the Leamington Licker

Rough Trade
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Last Night of the Leamington Licker by Kirk Lake by The Last Night of the Leamington Licker - Kirk Lake
Album artwork for The Last Night of the Leamington Licker by Kirk Lake
Paperback

$12.99

Released 06/22/2018Catalogue Number

9781912722051

In 1951 Randolph Turpin defeated Sugar Ray Robinson to win the World Middleweight Championship and temporarily became one of the most famous sportsmen in Britain. He had been champion for only 64 days when Robinson defeated him in a rematch. He was never able to regain the title and he gradually faded into bitter obscurity ending up, deeply in debt, running a failing transport cafe in Leamington Spa. The Last Night of the Leamington Licker is a fictionalised account of his final night.