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The Periodic Table of Football by Nick Holt
The Periodic Table of Football
Nick Holt
You can never take what you love too seriously. This book celebrates this fact. Instead of hydrogen to helium, it presents Pele to Sepp Blatter - 108 elements from the football pantheon arranged by their properties and behaviour on and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
The Periodic Table of Cricket by John Stern
The Periodic Table of Cricket
John Stern
Welcome to The Periodic Table of Cricket. Here you'll find the essential elements - batsmen and bowlers past and present - that have left a lasting legacy on this great sport. In this book, as with chemical elements, these international...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter by Guy Martin
Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter
Guy Martin
As Guy Martin's grandfather Voldemars frequently reminded him,'When you dead, you dead.' So, before it's all over, Guy Martin is making the most of the time he's got. This book deals with his life and work.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
My Story by Steven Gerrard
My Story
Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard - legendary captain of Liverpool and England - tells the story of the highs and lows of a twenty-year career at the top of English and world football. Explosive and searingly honest, My Story is the last word...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
For the Glory The Life of Eric Liddell by Duncan Hamilton
For the Glory The Life of Eric Liddell
Duncan Hamilton
For the Glory takes the reader from Liddell the fastest man on the planet, through Liddell the man with a higher purpose, to Liddell when he had to be stronger than all around him, detained in an internment camp under...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/05/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

But Seriously by John McEnroe

But Seriously
John McEnroe
10 years ago, John McEnroe published his bestselling autobiography, Serious. Now in But Seriously he describes his life as he adjusts to a future off the tennis court. It’s...

Leading by Alex Ferguson

Leading
Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson puts across some of the lessons he's learned during his long career in Football. Throughout the book he references football - the players, the money, the owners, the...

Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England by Joe Root

Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England
Joe Root
Bringing Home the Ashes is the inside story of one of the finest young talents in world cricket, told with the intelligence, personality and determination that characterise Root's performances at...

Living on the Volcano The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager by Michael Calvin

Living on the Volcano The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager
Michael Calvin
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. Living on the Volcano charts the progress of more than 20 managers, in different circumstances and in different...

Speed Kings by Andy Bull

Speed Kings
Andy Bull
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In the 1930s, as the world hurtled towards terrible global conflict, speed was all the rage. It was...

Fifty-Six The Story of the Bradford Fire by Martin Fletcher

Fifty-Six The Story of the Bradford Fire
Martin Fletcher
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. This book tells the gripping, extraordinary in-depth story of a boy's unthinkable loss following a spring afternoon at...

The Game of Our Lives The Meaning and Making of English Football by David Goldblatt

The Game of Our Lives The Meaning and Making of English Football
David Goldblatt
Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In this sparkling book David Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political...

Fire in Babylon How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet by Simon Lister

Fire in Babylon How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet
Simon Lister
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. Cricket had never been played like this. The West Indies had always had brilliant cricketers; it hadn't always...

A Man's World The Double Life of Emile Griffith by Donald McRae

A Man's World The Double Life of Emile Griffith
Donald McRae
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In Donald McRae's first sports book in more than a decade, he weaves a compelling tale of triumph...

The Month Before's Featured Books

England Rugby Heroes by Julian Bennetts

England Rugby Heroes
Julian Bennetts
Drawing on almost 150 years of rich rugby heritage and featuring more than 70 carefully crafted biographies, this book describes each player's career, the highlights and their special skills.

What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour Great Tales from My Rugby Travels by Brian Moore

What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour Great Tales from My Rugby Travels
Brian Moore
Renowned English rugby player Brian Moore recalls his mischievous misadventures on tour, and provides hard-won tips to avoid trouble. To help readers get the best out of any tour, Moore...

My Story by Steven Gerrard

My Story
Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard - legendary captain of Liverpool and England - tells the story of the highs and lows of a twenty-year career at the top of English and world football....

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