Near fine/VGC.Atlantic Books,2002.First UK edition-first printing(9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Black hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nick and dent on the cover) in near fine condition, with Dj(two watermarks on the inner and outer edges of the back Dj cover,small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover) in VGC.Illustrated with b/w photos.Nice and clean pages with a small ink mark and nick on the outer edges,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the title page,crease and small nick on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book except for the watermarks inside the Dj cover.376pp including Notes,index.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: Born on a council estate in Belfast, Alex Higgins left school at 15. At 17 he won the Northern Ireland and All Ireland snooker championships, and turned professional when he was 20. In 1972, aged just 23, he became the youngest person ever to win the World Championship. He repeated this achievement in an emotional final 10 years later, in the process becoming the biggest box-office draw the game has ever known. Alex Higgins was a showman, gambler, comedian, bully, charmer and alcoholic. His antics - and ferocious temper - were legendary yet he was loved by millions. Now, dying of cancer, he has spent everything he has and divided his time between Manchester and Belfast, where he survives by playing #10 snooker matches in pubs. Bill Burrows has had unprecedented access to Higgins and reconstructs vividly the terrifying roller-coaster ride that is his life. Outrageous, gripping and ultimately, emotionally wrenching, this is the definitive account of one of the most charasmatic and self-destructive figures ever to appear in British sport.