Fine condition.Andre Deutsch,1999.First edition-first printing.Dark blue hardback(silver lettering to the spine,two small nicks on the edges of the cover) with Dj(small tear and crease on the edge of the front Dj cover,a couple of small nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in fine condition.Illustrated with colour,b/w photos.The book is new with light shelf wear on the Dj cover,small ink mark on the outer edge of the pages,small nick on the edges of the pages.213pp including Foreword.Price un-clipped.First edition. Book Description: Desmond Lynam is one of the most recognizable faces in British broadcasting. The consummate professional, his easy charm, handsome good looks and sparkling humour have captivated millions of fans, both male and female, sporting and non-sporting. n nIn this in-depth and engrossing biography, Steve Purcell, a former Fleet Street journalist, unravels for the first time the complex man behind the most famous moustache on television: his life and loves, his rise from humble beginnings in Ireland to iconic status as a national treasure. n nA famously private individual, this biography tells how Des turned his back on a steady career as an insurance salesman to become a radio sports reporter, broadcasting from a garden shed for just 2 pounds a programme. It tells of his early years in top-flight sports broadcasting and of how his reputation grew within the BBC as he covered World Cups, Olympic Games, Wimbledon tennis and, of course, the Grand National in a career spanning some thirty years. It also tells how, as he pursued his dream, his marriage suffered and eventually cracked under the strain. n nDes Lynam: The Biography is a celebration of the sporting world's best-loved presenter, the man who has firmly established himself in the hearts of the nation.