Book Connections

Black Ajax (1997) by George Macdonald Fraser:

The Egan connection is clearly discernible throughout this historically-inspired pugilistic novel.


Death and Mr Pickwick (2015) by Stephen Jarvis:

Tells the story of the origins and afterlife of Dickens’s first novel. Egan features in some of the crucial scenes.


Richmond Unchained (2015)

by Luke G Williams:

Story of former slave and boxing legend Bill Richmond; Pierce Egan’s Boxiana is a key text for this Georgian boxing biography.


Big Mal: The High Life and Hard Times of Malcolm Allison, Football Legend (2008) by David Tossell


Just the sort of charismatic and visionary larger-than-life sporting character that would have suited Pierce Egan's thirst for absorbing and entertaining biography-writing.