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    Matches, Microphones and MS by Alastair Hignell

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    Matches Microphones and MSAlastair Hignell is renowned as a rugby international for England, a county cricketer and a much-loved broadcaster. Forced to retire from his playing careers at an early age due to injury, and then from his broadcasting career when his struggle with MS became too overwhelming, he has nonetheless lived life to the full.

    Higgy tells his inspirational story with warmth and humour – from growing up as a bright and very competitive young lad, on to his successful Cambridge university days where he was the first person to captain both the rugby and cricket first teams, through his playing careers against and alongside some of the all-time greats in both sports, and a prominent broadcasting career that took him around the world to cover some of the biggest sporting events and characters.

    All this success was brought into sharp relief by his diagnosis with MS, which eventually forced his retirement from broadcasting but also prompted him to become one of the leading campaigners for those suffering from the disease.

    Higgy's has been a tough journey, and his story is a fascinating example of strength and determination when faced with adversity. Appealing to a broad range of sports fans, this story is about setbacks and triumphs, about making the shift from the athletic struggles of sport to the struggle of performing everyday tasks. It's the genuine and emotional story of how a highly successful sportsman faced up to a devastating illness and became one of the most inspiring personalities of our age.

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    Higgy's Book Tour

    Event: An evening with 'Higgy'
    Date: Friday 30th September

    Address: Dame Bradbury's School Theatre
    Dame Bradbury's School
    Ashdon Road
    Saffron Walden
    CB10 2AL
    Tel: +44 (0) 1799 523456
    Email: [email protected]

    Event: Talk and Q&A
    Date: Tuesday 4th October

    Address: Ilkley Literature Festival
    The Manor House
    2 Castle Hill
    West Yorkshire
    LS29 9DT
    Tel: +44 (0) 1943 816714
    Email: [email protected]

    Event: Curry with Alastair Hignell
    Date: Thursday 6th October

    Address: Warwick Words Literature Festival
    Warwick School
    CV34 6PP
    Tel: +44 (0) 7944 768607
    Email: [email protected]

    Event: The Summerfield Lecture: Alastair Hignell: When the Goalposts Shift
    Date: Wednesday 12th October
    Address: Cheltenham Festivals,
    109 Bath Road
    GL53 7LS
    Tel: +44 (0) 1242 774 400

    Interview with Alastair Hignell, author of 'Higgy'