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Devon author’s début the self-published book ‘Skint Mob!’ short-listed for the British Sports Book Awards 2014.

Tiverton author Simon Nott’s début self-published ‘Skint Mob! – Tales From The Betting Ring’ has been short-listed for this year’s British Sports Book Awards horse racing section. The paperback was self-published by the author in November 2013 and been steadily gaining momentum largely though on-line recommendations since. That momentum gathered pace with a near full-page glowing review in UK racing trade daily The Racing Post in March.

Simon is 49 years old and born in Tiverton, Devon. The book relates to his time working for racecourse bookmakers from the late 1980’s to the 2008. It also takes in the period when he first got interested in racing and a stint in the Army. It is largely a vehicle to bring to life the colourful characters he met and incidents that occurred along the way. The nature of the story-telling and humour involved has...

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