Samuel Coleridge born 1772. As a major figure in the English Romantic movement, he is best known for three poems, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," "Kubla Khan," and "Christabel". Read his complete works
Read the opening extract of the brand new Christopher Bowden book before its publication on 23/10/2014
Autobiography Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Peter Pietersen is a 34 year-old professional cricketer, and the highest England run scorer in all international forms of the game combined. Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
The Second Half Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
In an eighteen-year playing career for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest (under Brian Clough), Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane dominated every midfield he led to glory. Aggressive and highly competitive, his attitude helped him to excel... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Driving Ambition - My Autobiography Andrew Strauss
Andrew Strauss, one of the most successful and respected England cricket captains of the modern era, announced his retirement from professional cricket at the end of 2012. In DRIVING AMBITION he gives a candid account of the highs and lows... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
Never Say Never Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter is one of golf's most charismatic figures, with an appeal extending way beyond his sport. Here he tells his inspirational story, from his early rejection as an Arsenal youth player, right through to his match-winning contributions to successive... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
Staying Power A Year in My Life Phil Taylor
Phil 'The Power' Taylor is the uncontested king of darts, his sixteen world championship titles between 1990 and 2013 far outclassing anything else the game has seen. He started out as a protege of Eric Bristow, the Crafty Cockney, having... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
The Test My Autobiography Brian O'Driscoll
This is the long-awaited autobiography of the greatest rugby player of our time: Brian O'Driscoll. Since 1999, when he made his international debut, there has been no greater player in world rugby than Brian O'Driscoll. In 2010 Rugby World magazine... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
Hard Case The Autobiography of Jimmy Case Jimmy Case
Jimmy Case is best remembered for a spectacular FA Cup final goal and a deserved reputation as one of football's genuine hard men. But that does scant justice to a career that covered more than 700 appearances for 7 league... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
Bobby Moore The Man in Full Matt Dickinson
Immaculate footballer -- Imperial defender -- Immortal hero of 1966... National treasure -- Master of Wembley -- Lord of the game -- Captain extraordinary -- Gentleman for all time So reads the inscription beneath Bobby Moore's statue at Wembley stadium.... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
My Life in Football Trevor Brooking
When Trevor Brooking was still at school, the Essex-born teenager was one of the most eagerly pursued prospects in London, but he chose to go to West Ham United - the only club that was prepared to allow him to... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Our Life on Ice The Autobiography Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean
When Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean collapsed to the ice at the climax of their routine to Bolero in the 1984 Winter Olympics, the judges could find no fault, awarding them 12 maximum scores of 6.0, while 24 million viewers... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Rod Laver An Autobiography Rod Laver
Praised from an early age for having “the eye of a hawk” Rod Laver still retains one of the most powerful reputations in men’s tennis. He was World No 1 for seven years and the only player to achieve the... Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
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.
The Jose Mourinho Quote Book
'Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one.' Widely known for his strong personality, sharp dress sense, and eccentric comments at press...
The Book of Football Quotations Phil Shaw
Now in it's seventh edition, this compilation includes quotes from everyone - Shakespeare to Shankly, Camus to Cantona, Busby to Beckham - who has made an apt, pithy or comical...
Run or Die Kilian Jornet
Run or Die by Kilian Jornet - The inspirational memoir of the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. (The New York Times). Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the...