He Played For His Wife And Other Stories

He Played For His Wife And Other Stories

He Played For His Wife…
     Poker has grown into one of the most popular sports in the world, with millions playing online, while the drama it creates has made it a natural subject for film-makers and writers such as John Steinbeck. Now Anthony Holden, author of the poker classic Big Deal, has brought together some of the best original new writing on poker in this wonderful collection of superb short stories.
     He Played For His Wife… And Other Stories features contributions from Patrick Marber, Jennifer Tilly, Neil Pearson and David Flusfeder as well as from Holden himself, while Al Alvarez is writing the Preface. There is also a poem from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. The book is essential reading for all poker fans, and for anyone who wants to get a revealing insight into human nature.
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471162299 | 
  • October 2017
List Price $17.99


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Anthony Holden is an award-winning journalist who has published more than thirty books, including He Played For His Wife…And Other Stories and biographies of Laurence Olivier, Tchaikovsky, and Shakespeare. He has published translations of opera, ancient Greek plays, and poetry. He was director of European Film and Television at Exclusive Media, where he helped relaunch Britain’s most famous film production label, Hammer. Anthony Holden lives in London.