"On Cue: The Complete Guide to Pool by Mark Shepherd is not only an excellent but almost a definitive guide to the sport… a first rate exploration of the game of pool, superbly compiled and explained."

Review in Snooker Scene Magazine

"It takes an enormous amount of hard work, dedication and attention to detail to produce such an in depth analysis of the game. Mark has done a fantastic job and produced the definitive guide to the sport."

Steve Daking, Professional Pool Player

"I got this book a few weeks ago and haven't been able to put it down!! It has everything that a pool player could be interested in from beginner level to advanced. I have been playing for many years and yet found a lot of exercises I have enjoyed trying out and perfecting! This book has the history of the game, coaching to help you improve, trick-shots and much more. It is very well laid out and easy to read. Really enjoying it and would very much recommend it to any pool enthusiasts out there!!"

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On Cue provides a unique insight into one of the world’s most popular games, exploring everything from the forgotten legacy of smoke filled back rooms to the science behind the balls and the technical and tactical qualities needed to succeed.


Author Mark Shepherd discussing the book with World Snooker Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan

Providing guidance for beginners and experts alike, hundreds of photographs, illustrations and examples are used to bring to life a detailed analysis of every aspect of the game.

Also included is the full story of pool’s evolution from its little known medieval roots to modern day superstardom, including profiles of the game’s leading personalities and complete listings of all major tournament results.


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