THE late Alex Bird's autobiography, The Life And Secrets Of A Professional Punter, recounting the life and times of the self-styled pro-punter supreme, has been reissued. It is available from Abbey Books, Ty'n-y-Groes, Conwy LL32 8TX for pounds 15.99 including p&p.
"I did not dislike bookies, indeed I had many friends among them. But when it came to business I was their target and they were mine. All's fair in love and war," said Bird, and his account of the betting triumphs-and near-disasters-that contributed to his fortune is still an absorbing read.
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Sep 19, 1999|
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