Willie Thorne: Taking A Punt On My Life (Book)

Product Details

Title: Willie Thorne: Taking A Punt On My Life

Paperback: 288 pages

Price: £9.98 + postage and packaging

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1907637176

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Product Description:

During snooker’s heyday in the 1980s, Willie Thorne was one of the game’s best-known and well-liked players. He won 14 major titles and, at the height of the game’s popularity, famously appeared in the classic Chaz ‘n’ Dave video for ‘Snooker Loopy’. But behind the happy-go-lucky smile lurked a dark secret. Willie was a gambling addict and by the end of his career he’d blown £1.5 million. Desperation and depression took hold, culminating in a suicide attempt. In Taking a Punt on My Life, Willie bares his soul, talking openly and frankly about his life – good and bad.


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