Whirlwind: The Incredible Story of Jimmy White by Aubrey Malone

Whirlwind: The Incredible Story of Jimmy White

byAubrey Malone

Kobo ebook | December 20, 2012

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Jimmy 'Whirlwind' White is Britain's best-loved snooker player. A one-time ragamuffin straight out of the pages of Charles Dickens, he has enthralled audiences worldwide for three decades with his electrifying brilliance, winning ten world-ranking events - although, heartbreakingly, he has lost six Crucible World Championship finals. In this in-depth, warts-and-all biography, die-hard fan Aubrey Malone examines White's background, his illiteracy, drinking and tempestuous relationship with his wife Maureen, set against his incredible rise to the top in snooker's halcyon days of the 1980s. There are tales of Jimmy using a walking stick to make a century break at his local snooker hall, his battles with the twin demons of drink and the yips, and how he nearly lost the world trophy, despite never having won it! But in the end it is White's obsession with winning, and his astonishing ability on the baize, often against all the odds, that shines through.
Title:Whirlwind: The Incredible Story of Jimmy WhiteFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 20, 2012Publisher:Pitch Publishing (Brighton) LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909178527

ISBN - 13:9781909178526

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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