The Flying Scotsman : The Eric Liddell Story, Paperback Book

The Flying Scotsman : The Eric Liddell Story Paperback


Eric Liddell is famous for being the man who would not compromise his religious principles and refused to compete in the Olympics on a Sunday - despite the fact that he was the red hot favourite for the gold.

Instead, he entered a different event that was not being competed on the Sabbath...and won a gold anyway.

One of Scotland's finest athletes, Liddell was feted throughout the United Kingdom.

At the height of his fame, however, he slipped quietly out of the limelight to become a missionary in China, where he later came to an unpleasant end in a Japanese internment camp.

Eric Liddell's remarkable story was the subject of the smash 1982 film "Chariots of Fire."


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: sport
  • ISBN: 9780752443522



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