Snooker has a rich and fascinating history, full of controversy, colourful characters and cue action. Through informative snippets and bite-size facts, as well as quotes and anecdotes from players, pundits and fans alike, one of the world's most popular sports is revealed here in all its pocket-rattling glory. Who has the highest break? When were red balls first introduced? What have Marie Antoinette and Mary Queen of Scots got in common (aside from being unable to keep their heads)? How did Alex Higgins wangle a free taxi ride from London to Manchester? From the lawn games of the seventeenth-century elite to glittering waistcoats and lush green baize at The Crucible, The Little Book of Snooker is a must-have for all snooker fans.