American science fiction author Ray Bradbury was born 1920. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (paper really does burn at that temperature) and The Martian Chronicles. Read books by Ray Bradbury
Read the opening extract of the brand new Susan Lanigan book before its publication on 01/09/2014
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
King My Autobiography Ledley King, Mat Snow
Rarely in the modern English game has a player been as loved by his supporters, admired by his teammates and respected by his peers as Ledley King. And even more rarely has such a shining talent seen their career cut... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
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 toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up... Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
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 conferences, there is only one Jose Mourinho. Regarded as many... Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2014
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 comment about football. And not just footballers and managers either... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
USA Soccer Guy's 50 Insane Soccer Moments Soccer Guy USA
If you're a football fan and you're on Twitter, you probably follow @USASoccerGuy. His account is that rare thing - a genuinely funny Twitter account that has actually stayed funny, and he has a huge number of followers. His persona... Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
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 Outsider: My Autobiography Jimmy Connors
Winner of the Autobiography/Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014.
It’s been a long wait for an autobiography from tennis superstar Jimmy Connors and here, from the...
City Centre Simon J. Halliday, Clive Woodward
Winner of the Rugby Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014.
In his candid and lucidly written autobiography City Centre, Simon Halliday, a former England rugby...
Henry Cecil Trainer of Genius Brough Scott
Winner of the Horse Racing Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014.
The definitive biography of Britain's greatest racehorse trainer. Based on extensive research and interviews with...
The Nowhere Men Michael Calvin
Winner of the Sports Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014.
Winner of the Football Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014....