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This Month's Featured Books

Barbarian Days A Surfing Life by William Finnegan
Barbarian Days A Surfing Life
William Finnegan
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 by Rory Smith
Mister The Men Who Gave the World the Game
Rory Smith
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 by Diana Nyad
Find a Way One Untamed and Courageous Life
Diana Nyad
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 by Chris McGrath
Mr Darley's Arabian High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in 25 Horses
Chris McGrath
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 by Tim Lane, Elliot Cartledge
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 by Oliver Kay
Forever Young The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football's Lost Genius
Oliver Kay
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 by Rick Broadbent
Endurance The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zatopek
Rick Broadbent
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

Last Month's Featured Books

The Artist by Andres Iniesta

The Artist
Andres Iniesta
As intelligent off the field as he is on it, Iniesta offers a uniquely insightful and analytical view of the game he loves so much, from tactics and technique to...

Blindsided by Michael Lynagh, Mark Eglinton

Blindsided
Michael Lynagh, Mark Eglinton
Former Australian rugby union legend and World Cup winner, now acclaimed television sports pundit, on his glittering career in the game - and how close he came to losing his...

Commitment My Autobiography by Didier Drogba

Commitment My Autobiography
Didier Drogba
For the first time, Didier Drogba tells his story in his own words. Go behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and find out about life on and off the field...

The Month Before's Featured Books

1966 My World Cup Story by Sir Bobby Charlton

1966 My World Cup Story
Sir Bobby Charlton
In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England's greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. In this book, he looks back on the most...

Fifty Years of Hurt The Story of England Football and Why We Never Stop Believing by Henry Winter

Fifty Years of Hurt The Story of England Football and Why We Never Stop Believing
Henry Winter
Part lament, part anatomy of an obsession, both personal and collective, this title analyses the truth behind the endless excuses, apportions the blame for the crimes against English football, but...

Cycling the Earth A Life-Changing Race Around the World by Sean Conway

Cycling the Earth A Life-Changing Race Around the World
Sean Conway
Sean Conway was stuck in a life dead end of his own making when he heard about a round the world cycling race. He was immediately inspired - but it...

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