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Black, White and Gold : My Autobiography by Kelly Holmes
  

Black, White and Gold : My Autobiography

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The autobiography of a true British hero, Black, White & Gold is inspiring reading for anyone ineterested in athletics or in fulfilling a dream. Dame Kelly Holmes writes openly about her life and achievements. From her mixed-race background, to her army career, her famous double gold triumph in the 2004 Olympics, and her recent retirement from athletics, this book charts the human emotions behind her indomitable outward personality.

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Synopsis

Black, White and Gold : My Autobiography by Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes made history when she brought home double gold in the 2004 Olympics, becoming a national hero. She won Sports Personality of the Year, was given a Damehood, fully backed London's successful 2012 Olympic bid and became a superstar. In this autobiography, she reveals the times she fought back tears to battle against injury and win gold.


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This book cracks along at a bracing pace... Holmes is a real-life Cinderella. Mail on Sunday In this fine book, as bright as the lady herself, her motivation, her work ethic, her pride, hopes, dreams and disasters are laid bare. This year's must-have story of a national heroine. Sunday Sport Readers will enjoy the access into her childhood and her years in the Army The Times


About the Author

Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes was born in 1970. She made history at the Athens Olympics by winning both the 1500m and 800m gold medals, an achievement for which she was named Sports Personality of the Year. In the New Year's Honours List of 31 December 2004 she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th June 2006

Author

Kelly Holmes

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Publisher

Virgin Books

Format

Paperback (b Format)
352 pages

Categories

Sport from the Armchair
Biography / Autobiography
eBook Favourites

Autobiography: sport
Track & field sports, athletics

ISBN

9780753513170

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