Fat, Boozy and Toothless

The Life and Times of Jocky Wilson

Fat, Boozy and Toothless
Bobby George, Lance Hardy
NZ$ 47.99
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NZ$ 38.39
h234 x 156mm - 380pg
7 Oct 2021 UK
International import eta 7-19 days
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After a childhood spent in care, and large parts of his adult life spent on the dole, Jocky Wilson shot to fame and glory in the early 1980s in front of millions of fanatical darts fans on television. In 1982 he won the first of his two world champion titles and went on to become an iconic figure in the sport throughout the decade that followed. But criticism and ridicule regarding his appearance and lifestyle dogged Wilson throughout his career and his spiral into bankruptcy and ill health forced his retirement from the game at the age of just forty-five. He became a recluse, separated from his friends and family, and passed away at his one-bedroom council flat in Kirkcaldy, aged 62, in 2012. In this long overdue biography, Lance Hardy, the former BBC Sport Editor and best-selling co-author of Bobby Dazzler, the critically-acclaimed autobiography of Bobby George, offers an affectionate and analytical look at the life and times of this true working-class hero, who shone so brightly, albeit so briefly.
Lance Hardy is a former Editor at BBC Sport and the author or co-author of several non-fiction sports books, including Stokoe, Sunderland and ' 73, which was shortlisted for Football Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards in 2010 and the Sunday Times bestseller Interesting (co-written with six-time world snooker champion Steve Davis), which was shortlisted for Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards in 2016. Lance also co-authored Bobby Dazzler with darts player and television personality Bobby George, which was the second best-selling sports book in the UK at Christmas 2006 and ' Book of the Week' in The Independent.

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