Samuel Johnson, died 1784, in London. His best-known work was published in 1755 after nine years of work. Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language had a far-reaching impact on Modern English.
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
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
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.
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...
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...