John Blake Publishing has acquired snooker player Stephen Hendry's memoir, Me And The Table: My Autobiography.
The book will chronicle his life story for the first time - from a childhood spent climbing the ranks of the sport, through the highs of the 90s and lows of the 2000s, to his life now as a sports pundit and commentator.
During his 27-year career, Hendry won the World Championship seven times and was snooker's world number one for eight consecutive seasons between 1990 and 1998. He was the youngest World Champion of the sport at the age of 21, five years on from becoming a professional snooker player at the age of 16, and retired in 2012.
Me And The Table will publish on 6th September 2018. Rosie Virgo, managing director at John Blake, acquired world rights from Jane Aspinall, Talent Manager for Global Sport and Media.
Hendry said: “I never dreamed when I received a small table for a Christmas present from my parents I would have the career that I did, or achieve so much. This is the story of my life and career in my own words and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”