The Head Of Gonzo Davies

Language: English

ISBN: 9781848518735

Current Publication Date: 2014

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 340

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Gonzo Davies, back-row forward and builder, knows the highs and lows of life. He has played at the Millennium Stadium. But back in his top-of-the-valleys village, the street lights have long gone out outside the clubhouse which is home to the likes of Capper, the Professor, Useless and Our Marnie.

When Gonzo meets Grace, however, he has no idea that he is about to become the target of dark forces, as political and industrial corruption conspire to give parochial violence a national and international dimension.

Though full of intrigue and menace, The Head of Gonzo Davies is also full of affection and humour, and is a story for all those who love (and all those who hate) rugby.

"Expect the unexpected, and hang on to your hats." Brian Moore


Eddie Butler knows a thing or two about intrigue and menace, having risen to prominence at Pontypool RFC as a member of the most fearsome pack of forwards ever to sharpen studs.  He is best known now as the BBC’s voice of international rugby and as a columnist with The Observer. Though this is his first novel, he is the bestselling author of The Greatest Welsh XV Ever (Gomer, 2011).