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This Month's Featured Books
Barbarian Days A Surfing Life
Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2016. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, a social history, an extraordinary exploration of one man's gradual mastering of an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2016
Mister The Men Who Gave the World the Game
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. The remarkable story of how British coaches took football to the world, and contine to influence the game around the globe. From its late-Victorian flowering in the mill...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016
Find a Way One Untamed and Courageous Life
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. In the 1970s, Diana Nyad was widely regarded as the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world and set many world records, such as circling Manhattan Island and crossing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
Mr Darley's Arabian High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in 25 Horses
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. The story of racing told through the bloodline of twenty-five exceptional horses. With a canvas that extends from the diamond mines of South Africa to the trenches of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2016
Chasing Shadows The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck
Tim Lane, Elliot Cartledge
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. Part biography, part personal reflection and part investigation, Chasing Shadows: The Life And Death Of Peter Roebuck will celebrate Roebuck's immense achievements as a player, captain, writer, broadcaster...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2015
Forever Young The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football's Lost Genius
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. The great untold story about Manchester United's golden generation. Adrian Doherty was not a typical footballer. For one thing, he was blessed with extraordinary talent. Those who played...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016
Endurance The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zatopek
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. With traces of 'Chariots of Fire' and Laura Hillenbrand's 'Unbroken', Endurance is both a wonderful love story and a landmark tale of hope and strength in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2016
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Can I Kick It?
They are role models, heroes, spokespeople for major brands, they get millions in sponsorship, their personal lives are plastered over the gossip columns, they are at the top of their professions and love them or hate them, they’re all over our newspapers, TVs, PCs and radios. This section has everything the armchair enthusiast could wish for. Myth-busting biographies (Beware of the Dog by Brian Moore), detailed histories (A History of Football in 100 Objects by Gavin Mortimer), personal accounts of huge moments (Black White & Gold by Kelly Holmes), and atmospheric tributes to beloved games (A Last English Summer by Duncan Hamilton. This is the inside track on the lives, loves, losses and victories of some of the world’s most physically talented people, and the games they love to play.
Get into your favourite armchair, plump up the cushions, have a nice cup of tea and dive in. Just make sure you don’t pull a muscle!