Unbreakable tells Lindsey Hunter’s moving and heartbreaking story. Lindsey is the widow of snooker star Paul Hunter, who died tragically aged only 27 in October 2006 after a battle with cancer, leaving Lindsey and their one year-old daughter Evie bereft and alone.
Lindsey met Paul Hunter when she was 21 and he was 18. When they married seven years later, Paul had become a golden boy in the world of snooker, dubbed ‘the Beckham of the baize,’ having won the Masters trophy three times, and attained a world ranking of number four, and Lindsey's happiness looked assured. But tragedy struck when Paul was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, neuro-endocrine tumours in his abdomen.
Aggressive chemotherapy appeared to work, and within six months Paul was competing in a major championship, with Lindsey cheering him on from the side-lines. More joy came when Lindsey gave birth to their daughter, Evie Rose. But tragically, Paul died in October 2006, 18 months after his diagnosis, leaving Lindsey a widow and single mother.
Lindsey was determined to celebrate Paul's life rather than mourn his death, and has dealt with the loss of her young husband on the beginning of their life together with strength and courage, for the sake of their daughter.
This is not just a heartbreaking and inspirational story about LIndsey and Paul’s unbreakable love but a testimony to one of the greatest sportsmen the snooker world has ever seen.
HarperCollins Publishers; November 2008
- ISBN 9780007283774
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- Title: Unbreakable: My life with Paul – a story of extraordinary courage and love
- Author: Lindsey Hunter
In The Press
'A heart-breaking book.' Elle magazine.
‘[Unbreakable] is a story about two people who were very much in love and how they pulled together in a crisis.’ The Scotsman
Only the stoniest of hearts could fail to be moved by [Lindsey’s] description of the last weeks of [Paul's] life, and the final acknowledgement that the end was near.' Yorkshire Post
About The Author
Lindsey Hunter married Paul Hunter in summer 2004, and gave birth to their only child, Evie Rose, in December 2005. Paul was diagnosed with neuro-endocrine tumours in April 2005 and passed away in October 2006, leaving Lindsey a widow. In December 2006 Lindsey accepted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award for courage and achievement on her late husband's behalf, granted in recognition of his bravery and determination to continue playing while trying to beat the disease.