Near fine condition.Virgin Books,2006.First UK edition-first printing.Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj cover(some creases and nicks on the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Illustrated with colour,b/w photos.Nice and clean pages as new with a couple of creases and nick on the edges of the pages,name written inside the edge of the front endpaper.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.230pp including Foreword by Carol Vorderman,appendix,index.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: When Richard Whiteley died on 26 June 2005, he was mourned by a nation. But there was more to this engaging and 'bumbling' character than met the eye. Kathryn Apanowicz first dated Richard Whiteley when she was seventeen, leading to a thirty year on-off relationship that saw them finally living together for seven years until his death. Kathryn knew the private side of Richard that he kept hidden; the women in his life; his anguish at the deaths of his mother, sister and niece within months of each other; his thoughts on the celebrities he met; his time as a political reporter and journalist (he interviewed every British Prime Minister since Harold Macmillan); his pride in Countdown; the moment he received his OBE and his unfailing charity work. In this affectionate and warn tribute to a self-effacing and charismatic man, Kathryn Apanowicz reveals the personality behind the television presenter - the successes, the tragedies and the laughter. For the first time, Kathryn shows us the real Richard, a man who everyone thought they knew but only a few ever really did.