Near fine condition.Pimlico,1994.First paperback Pimlico edition-2nd printing(3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Large format paperback(very small tear on the edge of the front cover,a couple of nicks,creases and scratch on the spine and cover) in near fine condition.Illustrated with b/w photos.Nice and clean pages with two nicks and small ink mark on the outer edges,two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first page of the book,some creases and small nick on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the cover.890pp including List of illustrations,notes and references,bibliography,index.Please note:This is heavy book (approx 1.3 Kg). This is another paragraph Product Description: The son of a carpenter, Heath broke the mould of upper-class Tory leaders and suffered years of snobbish mockery. With accomplishments outside politics, in music and international sailing, he is a veritable Renaissance Man. Yet his period premiership collapsed in chaos and humiliation after only three-and-a-half years. Eclipsed by the Thatcherite economic miracle, his achievements were easily overlooked. Now that Thatcherism itself has given way to a punishing recession, perhaps Heath can emerge in terms of Shakespearean tragedy - as a man of remarkable qualities cursed with a blight that turned all to ashes. This biography is by the author of Lloyd George: the Goat in the Wilderness, F.E. Smith, Roy Jenkins and Nye Bevan and the Mirage of British Socialism.