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Unique perspectives on careers, behind-the-scenes, and the ‘big’ moments in all sports from Formula One, Football and Golf to Cricket, Fishing and Darts.

This Month's Featured Books

The Special One The Dark Side of Jose Mourinho
Diego Torres
The Special One, a gossipy and very behind-the-scenes look at Jose Mourinho, considered by many to be the greatest Football Manager of all time. A complex and charismatic man who divides opinion - is he an unpleasant and manipulative character...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
     
No Limits My Autobiography
Ian Poulter
Now one of England’s top professional golfers, Ian Poulter can be a controversial and forthright figure and not one to “toe the company line”. His book reflects his character and is a refreshingly honest look at his life and his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     
But Seriously
John McEnroe
10 years ago, John McEnroe published his bestselling autobiography, Seriously. Now in But Seriously he describes his life as he adjusts to a future off the tennis court. It’s a personal reflection but the book also outlines the motivational skills...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     
Staying Power A Year in My Life
Phil Taylor
A year in the life of Darts Supertalent Phil Taylor, a protégé of Eric Bristow, who has come to dominate the game. Find out Phil Taylor’s opinions on talent and fame as he discusses the stresses and strains at staying...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     
The Test My Autobiography
Brian O'Driscoll
Winner of the Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year 2014. Talent and personality have taken Brian O’Driscoll to the top in his chosen career of Rugby, ending on a high with Ireland’s victory at the 20134 Six Nations...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
     

Last Month's Featured Books

Alone The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry
Bill Jones
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014. The triumph of the title must surely be his spectacular winning routine at the 1976 Winter Olympics, the...
 
 
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...
 
 
Run or Die
Kilian Jornet
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014. The author has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up and...
 
 
My Life in Football
Trevor Brooking
Trevor Brooking’s early talent led to a number of clubs anxious to sign him, as West Ham was the only to allow him to continue his school studies, that’s where...
 
 
Bobby Moore The Man in Full
Matt Dickinson
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014. An in-depth portrait of Bobby Moore, England’s only captain every to lead a team to victory in the...
 
 
Our Life on Ice The Autobiography
Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean
As Torvill and Dean come to their 40th anniversary together they open up for the first time about their lives as skaters, TV stars and the story behind that immaculate...
 
 
Hard Case The Autobiography of Jimmy Case
Jimmy Case
Born in Liverpool, Jimmy Case went from amateur to professional footballer in 1975 when he made it on to the Liverpool team becoming an invaluable member, known for his hard...
 
 
A Man Walks on to a Pitch... Stories from a Life in Football
Harry Redknapp
A look back on a lifetime's experience in football, above all a look at what is right and wrong with the game – an informal history of Football. Harry Redknapp...
 
 
The Second Half
Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
It’s Roy Keane’s story and he ranges from memories of his first team to retirement, management and broadcasting, there’s anecdote, reflection and commentary on a very high level footballing career....
 
 
Proud My Autobiography
Gareth Thomas
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014. In 2009 Gareth Thomas was quoted as saying “It ended my marriage and nearly drove me to suicide....
 
 
Driving Ambition - My Autobiography
Andrew Strauss
Described as quiet and modest yet fiercely competitive, Andrew Strauss has been an outstanding England cricket captain. Under his watch we have seen England return to world beating form. He...
 
 
Autobiography
Kevin Pietersen
The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Jose Mourinho Quote Book

Widely known for his strong personality, sharp dress sense, and eccentric comments at press conferences, there is only one Jose Mourinho. Regarded as many by the world's best manager and...
 
 
Secret Life of Twickenham The Story of Rugby Union's Iconic Fortress, the Players, Staff and Fans
Chris Jones
With such a colourful and celebrated history The Secret Life of Twickenham will dig deeper into it's history to reveal the many men and women, cutting across all social backgrounds,...
 
 
Where's Stig: Motorsport Madness
Rod Hunt
Apply your wizard vision – long honed on the Where’s Wally books to find Stig somewhere in the scenes of “Motorsport Madness” set in the teeming world of Motor racing...
 
 
The Telegraph Book of Champions An Anthology of the Greats Throughout the Sporting Year
Martin Smith
September 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Taken from the Daily Telegraph archives, an anthology of sports writing that highlights the Greats....
 
 
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