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Books of the Month

A History of Cricket in 100 Objects
Gavin Mortimer
Gavin Mortimer entertains with his diverting views of a great game through key objects in its history. And by using these key objects he is able to recount a history of how this sport began and the strange and meandering...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2013

A Life Without Limits
Chrissie Wellington
Frank, candid and inspiring, this is the remarkable story of how a Norfolk girl - a 'sporty kid, swimming, playing hockey, running, but never excelling and always more interested in the social side of the sports scene' - became a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013

Other Featured Books this Month

Match of the Day Quiz Book

How well do you know your football? You follow your team week in, week out, share in the agony of defeat, the pure joy of a solid win, but do you really know what's going on on the pitch? Match...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2013

Faster Than Lightning: My Autobiography
Usain Bolt
From humble beginnings to Olympic accolades and becoming known as the Fastest Man on Earth. How did it happen and how has it changed Usain Bolt? His athletic ability, his charisma and appeal have won him a huge fandom who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2013

Matt Dawson's Lions Tales
Matt Dawson
Facts, anecdotes, history and humour, an up-close look at the world of the rugby Lions, with Matt Dawson looking back at 125 years of Lion history. Like for Like ReadingLion Man: The Autobiography, Ian McGeechan
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013

A History of Football in 100 Objects
Gavin Mortimer
The remarkable stories of 100 football artefacts that have shaped the game as we know it. From the inaugural red card to the ubiquitous mock Tudor mansion, each of the objects selected gives us an intimate glimpse of an unexpected...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2012

Vive Le Tour! Wiggo, and the Amazing Tales of the Tour de France
Nick Brownlee
Now fully updated, recording the “Wiggo” triumph of last year and providing a wealth of detail about the race, its location, history and participants. Nick Brownlee covers the Heroes and the Villains of the race, those who’ve strived against all...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2013

Whichever sport you follow, it is only through books about the games, the players, the events and the participants that you will gain a real insight into the motivating factors behind people with unimaginable (and sometimes inexplicable) talent. Fixtures and results bombard you from every conceivable media channel – TV, radio, the internet, mobile phones. But the real insights into the characters of the people, and the inside stories of the dressing rooms - from the muddy fields of winter to the steely mechanics and oily rags in the pit-lane - only really come from reading about them in books (sometimes long after the event is over or the personality has died).

With free Opening Extracts of all our Featured Books, Lovereading will allow you a sneak preview into this behind-the-scenes world. Did this player really not get picked on tour because the others couldn’t abide his wife? Was he really a cheat? Can she really be that self-possessed? Or is self-obsession what you need to succeed in this harsh, competitive world? How far do these people go to succeed? Would you go that far yourself? Here is a selection of books that will help you find out.

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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 

The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers
Andy Farrell
Winner of the Best Golf Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2012. What makes a great golfer? Is it innate talent, unstinting dedication, hard graft or inner strength? Can it...

Engage The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson
Paul Kimmage
Winner of the British Sports Book of the Year Award 2012. Winner of the Best Biography/Autobiography at the British Sports Book Awards 2012. 'Engage!' was the last word Matt Hampson heard...

Great Olympic Moments : A Visual History
Sir Steve Redgrave
Great Olympic Moments celebrates the moments that make the Olympic Games the sporting spectacle of our time. Complete with stunning, specially selected photographs, Sir Steve Redgrave recounts his favourite Olympic...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Bumper Book of Slightly Forgotten But Nevertheless Still Great British Olympians and Other Sporting Heroes
Simon Bullivant
The Bumper Book of Slightly Forgotten British Olympians and Other Sporting Heroes is just that: a collection of stirring tales of pluck, grit, triumph, disaster and on occasion, ineptitude, featuring...

The Olympics
Stephen Halliday
Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: The Olympics is a unique and entertaining collection of facts surrounding the Olympic Games. From their origins in ancient Greece to the most famous Olympic medalists,...

Behind the Lions Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions
Stephen Jones, Tom English, Nick Cain
Shortlisted for the Rugby Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2013. What does it mean to be a British Lion and part of a 125 year old...

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