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Sport Sports Books

Read more about your favourite sports or sportsmen and women with a unique perspective on their careers from the comfort of your sofa with this range of recommended books. Whether you’re a football fan, rugby reveller or fishing follower, we have a great read for you!

Featured Books
For Poulton and England: The Life and Times of an Edwardian Rugby Hero by James Corsan
For Poulton and England: The Life and Times of an Edwardian Rugby Hero
James Corsan
December 2009 Book of the Month. Funny how the world has changed in less than 100 years. Today, it is likely that we would know every aspect Ronnie...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/11/2009
Feet of the Chameleon by Ian Hawkey
Feet of the Chameleon
Ian Hawkey
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2009. A fascinating book that traces the development of footbal in Africa, finding out what makes African football unique and examining how the game fits into the social...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2009
Eclipse by Nicholas Clee
Eclipse
Nicholas Clee
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2009. A vivid portrait of the Sport of Kings. It tells the fascinating story of a champion racehorse and the era in which he raced. His influence is such...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/03/2009
Ring of Fire by Rick Broadbent
Ring of Fire
Rick Broadbent
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2009. Ring of Fire is an insider's account of the pressures of being a MotoGP racer. We are given an insight into the stars as well as the officials,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2009
Quiet Genius by Ian Herbert
Quiet Genius
Ian Herbert
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017 The full story of the man who brought unprecedented - and since unmatched - success to Liverpool FC Bob Paisley was the quiet man in the flat cap who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Centaur by Declan Murphy, Ami Rao
Centaur
Declan Murphy, Ami Rao
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017 Miraculously, and the word is not used lightly, Declan Murphy survived and defied medical thinking in recovering to the extent that eighteen months after his fall, he was able...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/04/2017
Swell A Waterbiography SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 by Jenny Landreth
Swell A Waterbiography SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
Jenny Landreth
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017 A funny and bold account of how women fought their way into the water, and of what they did once they got there. William Hill Sports Book of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig
Ali: A Life
Jonathan Eig
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017 The first truly definitive biography of Muhammad Ali, the most iconic and significant sporting figure of the twentieth century. William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017 is Tom...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017
The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory The Story of Bela Guttman by David Bolchover
The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory The Story of Bela Guttman
David Bolchover
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017 An extraordinary and compelling account of the life of football coach Bela Guttman. William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017 is Tom Simpson: Bird on the Wire by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2017
Rod Laver An Autobiography by Rod Laver
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 for seven years and the only player to achieve the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
Proud My Autobiography by Gareth Thomas
Proud My Autobiography
Gareth Thomas
Winner of the Sports Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Winner of the Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Shortlisted for the Rugby Book of the Year Award at the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
The Nowhere Men by Michael Calvin
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. A teenaged boy plays football in a suburban...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Henry Cecil Trainer of Genius by Brough Scott
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 those closest to Cecil, it is shot through with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2014
City Centre by Simon J. Halliday, Clive Woodward
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 international takes the reader on a roller-coaster trip along...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2013
Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography by Usain Bolt
Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography
Usain Bolt
From humble beginnings to Olympic accolades and becoming known as the Fastest Man on Earth. How did it happen and how has it changed Usain Bolt? His athletic ability, his charisma and appeal have won him a huge fandom who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
The Outsider: My Autobiography by Jimmy Connors
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 heart, a full and frank view of his life...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
Guy Martin: My Autobiography My Life at Breakneck Speed by Guy Martin
Guy Martin: My Autobiography My Life at Breakneck Speed
Guy Martin
Find out what motivates Guy Martin to confront the dangers of road racing, you’ll experience the heart-stopping moments when things go wrong and can contrast this adrenaline rush to the joys of winning. If you want to feel the speed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
Engage The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson by Paul Kimmage
Engage The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson
Paul Kimmage
Winner of the British Sports Book of the Year Award 2012. Winner of the Best Biography/Autobiography...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2012
Ring of Fire by Rick Broadbent
Ring of Fire
Rick Broadbent
Ring of Fire is an insider's account of the pressures of being a MotoGP racer. We are given an insight into the stars as well as the officials, parents, doctors, team owners and fans who make up this exhilarating sport....
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/06/2010
A Championship Year by Jenson Button
A Championship Year
Jenson Button
More than just an account of Button’s winning year but an in depth look at the Brawn team as a whole, the new F1 team who came from nowhere to win the Constructors championship alongside their drivers victory. A must...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/06/2010
Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
Fever Pitch
Nick Hornby
A book that many a football fan can, no doubt, relate too. Hornby tells the story of his fanatical love of football from the age of 11. The amazing recall of every match, every player, every goal, every touch of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong
It's Not About the Bike
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong’s story of battling and beating testicular cancer and going on to take part in, and win, the Tour de France is an uplifting, emotional and engrossing read. Armstrong does not hold back on the harshness of cancer and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2001
Barry Norman's Book of Cricket by Barry Norman
Barry Norman's Book of Cricket
Barry Norman
Barry Norman’s second passion, after film, is cricket and he has lovingly brought together facts and figures, anecdotes and history and much, much more about one of the nation’s favourite sports. A must for any lover of cricket, perfect for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/05/2009
Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly by Jeff Stelling
Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly
Jeff Stelling
A must for all football fans as the Sky Sports presenter shares anecdotes and stories about his time covering the football, his own highs and lows and his sharing of the pleasure and pain with all the other football fanatics...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2009
And God Created Cricket by Simon Hughes
And God Created Cricket
Simon Hughes
A history of that most English of games – cricket. Simon Hughes looks in to, not only, the cricket of genteel summer afternoons, having tea, but also the darker side of cricket where from the beginning there has been corruption,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2009
Three Ways To Capsize a Boat by Chris Stewart
Three Ways To Capsize a Boat
Chris Stewart
How this man has had the time to fit in all the things he has done in his life is quite amazing and here we have another of his adventures. Along with being the original drummer in Genesis, getting a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/05/2009
Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps by Simon Briggs
Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps
Simon Briggs
This rip-roaring history of Ashes cricket is a must read for every cricket fan. A real antidote to the serious Wisden, Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps will provide hours of entertainment not just while reading it but also...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
My Manchester United Years by Sir Bobby Charlton
My Manchester United Years
Sir Bobby Charlton
The long awaited autobiography of Bobby Charlton kicks off (excuse the pun) with Volume 1 and his years at Manchester United. This covers the lows with the tragedy of the Munich air disaster in 1958 and the highs with the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2008
The Manager - The Absurd Ascent of the Most Important Man in Football by Barney Ronay
The Manager - The Absurd Ascent of the Most Important Man in Football
Barney Ronay
Not only have the players got more money and celebrity over the past thirty years but football managers now find themselves in the lime light more and more. This book is full of some brilliant and funny anecdotes along with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2009
Cantona - The Rebel Who Would Be King by Philippe Auclair
Cantona - The Rebel Who Would Be King
Philippe Auclair
One of the worlds most famous and enigmatic footballers retired from football at the age of thirty when many thought he was at the peak of his game. Eric Cantona has never returned to football but instead become a successful...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2009
How Life Imitates Chess by Garry Kasparov
How Life Imitates Chess
Garry Kasparov
Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 1 June. Using lessons he has learnt from his career as the world's most sucessful and well known chess players Kasparov shows the reader how to be more sucessful in life.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2008
The Bumper Book of Football by Hunter Davies
The Bumper Book of Football
Hunter Davies
Did you know that the first FA Cup Final was attended by just 2000 people? Want to know more? This is a wonderful book for any football fans out there interested in the history of the game, facts and figures,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2007
Slogging the Slavs by Angus Bell
Slogging the Slavs
Angus Bell
You do not have to be a cricket fan to thoroughly enjoy this book. Angus Bell makes his way across Central and Eastern Europe, playing cricket with teams from across the continent. He has a real knack for story telling...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/11/2006
So You Think You Know the World Cup? by Clive Gifford
So You Think You Know the World Cup?
Clive Gifford
Are you well prepared for the kick off. Do you think you know it all? Through the 1000 plus questions you can test yourself and find out if you really do have all the answers at your finger tips. After...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 20/04/2006
The World Cup : The Complete History by Terry Crouch
The World Cup : The Complete History
Terry Crouch
'Everything you could ever want to know about the World Cup'. This encyclopaedic tome has a wealth of information about the competition, including facts and figures for every minute of every World Cup game ever played since the very first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2006
England Expects by James Corbett
England Expects
James Corbett
This is a detailed history of the England football team, from the first international matches at the end of the nineteenth century up to the present day. It vividly brings to life many important games and also provides fascinating insights into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/04/2006
Black, White and Gold : My Autobiography by Kelly Holmes
Black, White and Gold : My Autobiography
Kelly Holmes
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...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 08/06/2006
A Season on the Brink by Guillem Balague
A Season on the Brink
Guillem Balague
Written with the co-operation of Rafael Benitez himself, this is an account of an extraordinary season for Liverpool football club. It includes a detailed account of the 2005 European Champions League Cup final in Istanbul, where the team managed to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2005
Preferred Lies by Andrew Greig
Preferred Lies
Andrew Greig
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2006. Lyrically written prose is the hallmark of Andrew Greig’s writing and this one is no exception. Mixing his passions of Scotland and golf he provides a vivid and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/05/2006
Paula: My Story So Far by Paula Radcliffe
Paula: My Story So Far
Paula Radcliffe
Including the full story of her Greek tragedy, this chronicles the highs and lows of a remarkable athlete.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2005
Life and Limb by Jamie Andrew
Life and Limb
Jamie Andrew
This gripping book has all the power and emotion of Touching the Void. Jamie Andrew’s survival against incredible odds and his determination to recover is truly inspirational.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2005
A Book of Heroes: Or a Sporting Half Century by Simon Barnes
A Book of Heroes: Or a Sporting Half Century
Simon Barnes
Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. In this gripping new book, Simon Barnes brings together his 50 sporting heroes of the last 50 years and looks at what it is that elevates...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2010
Simple Goalkeeping Made Spectacular: A Rioutous Footballing Memoir About the Loneliest Position on the Field by Graham Joyce
Simple Goalkeeping Made Spectacular: A Rioutous Footballing Memoir About the Loneliest Position on the Field
Graham Joyce
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2009. A wonderful memoir about the loneliest position on the football pitch. Graham Joyce looks back on his time spent in goal, from schoolboy success to adult ignominy. It...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2009
Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary by John Daniell
Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary
John Daniell
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2009. John Daniell lifts the lid on the dark world of the journeyman player, with this behind the scenes look at the world of rugby.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2009
I'm Rivelino - A Life Of Two Halves by Andy Rivers
I'm Rivelino - A Life Of Two Halves
Andy Rivers
Definitely one that any football fan is going to relate to, I’m Rivelino follows one fan’s obsession with his football team, Newcastle United. It’s funny, fanatical and thoroughly enjoyable. Whoever you support you are going to recognise yourself and your...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2009
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
Touching the Void
Joe Simpson
A 2012 World Book Night selection. A true testament to the human will and spirit. Joe Simpson and his climbing partner Simon Yates both showed great courage and strength after Simpson fell and broke his leg descending Siula Grande but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1998
An Ocean Away by Dave Clarke
An Ocean Away
Dave Clarke
An inspiring book in many ways, Dave Clarke’s story of sailing across the Atlantic in a renovated 18 foot yacht is a joy to read. This book is about a chap with a lot of determination and enthusiasm who wanted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2007
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
Bobby Moore The Man in Full by Matt Dickinson
Bobby Moore The Man in Full
Matt Dickinson
Winner of the Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Shortlisted for the Outstanding Sports Writing of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Shortlisted for the Football Book of the Year Award...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Incredible Waves An Appreciation of Perfect Surf by Chris Power
Incredible Waves An Appreciation of Perfect Surf
Chris Power
Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. Beautiful, unique, kaleidoscopic, geometrically exquisite... perfect waves are some of Mother Nature's most alluring and mesmerizing creations. This book of photographs captures the beauty and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2013
Alone The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry by Bill Jones
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 tragedy his early death in 1996 from an AIDS related...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Blood Sweat and Treason: My Story by Henry Olonga
Blood Sweat and Treason: My Story
Henry Olonga
Shortlisted in the Best Autobiography and Best Cricket Book categories of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Longlisted for the the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. Sports book meets real-life thriller in this sensational...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2010
Harold Larwood by Duncan Hamilton
Harold Larwood
Duncan Hamilton
Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2009. A thrilling account of a forgotten hero of English cricket. Harold Larwood's story touches on so many areas, including class structure in early 20th-century Britain, that the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/07/2009
The Team by Mick Dennis
The Team
Mick Dennis
An exploration of the Premiere League with profiles of eleven people connected to the beautiful game. A must for every football fan.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2006
The Special One The Dark Side of Jose Mourinho by Diego Torres
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: 01/01/1970
Tea with Mr Newton: 100,000 Miles - The Longest Protest March in History  by Rob Hadgraft
Tea with Mr Newton: 100,000 Miles - The Longest Protest March in History
Rob Hadgraft
Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. Rob Hadgraft tells the remarkable life story of the legendary long distance runner Arthur Newton. An inspiring read.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2010
We Ate All the Pies? How Football Swallowed Britain Whole by John Nicholson
We Ate All the Pies? How Football Swallowed Britain Whole
John Nicholson
Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. In Who Ate All the Pies?, the gonzo sports journalist explores and celebrates the things we love about the whole culture of the game, tries to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/08/2010
Liston and Ali: The Ugly Bear and the Boy Who Would Be King by Bob Mee
Liston and Ali: The Ugly Bear and the Boy Who Would Be King
Bob Mee
Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. Liston and Ali follows the contrasting paths these two men took, from their backgrounds in Arkansas and Kentucky through to that 16-month period in 1964 and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/08/2010
No Place to Hide: How I Put the Black in the Union Jack by Errol Christie, Tony McMahon
No Place to Hide: How I Put the Black in the Union Jack
Errol Christie, Tony McMahon
Shortlisted in the Best Autobiography category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. This is not the story of a celebrity sportsman. It's not...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/03/2010
Speed Kings by Andy Bull
Speed Kings
Andy Bull
Winner of the Cross Sports Biography of the Year Award 2016. Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In the 1930s, as the world hurtled towards terrible global conflict, speed was all the rage. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
No Limits My Autobiography by Ian Poulter
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: 04/06/2015
Beyond the Horizon by Richard Parks, Michael Aylwin
Beyond the Horizon
Richard Parks, Michael Aylwin
Winner of the Rugby Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Beyond the Horizon is an amazing, inspiring, and exciting story for armchair adventurers, extreme sports and mountaineering fans alike.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories by Dickie Bird
80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories
Dickie Bird
Written in fine conversational tone, a book of anecdote and memory from crickets very own Dickie Bird. Retired and nearing 80 he may be but he’s still attending every cricket match he can, and still has many cricketing insights to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
At Speed by Mark Cavendish
At Speed
Mark Cavendish
A revelatory autobiography with Mark Cavendish describing how he became a one-man powerhouse. Cycling at his level is hard and it takes more guts, talent and dedication than 99.9% of us can muster. He records the highs – the lows...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
Always Managing My Autobiography by Harry Redknapp
Always Managing My Autobiography
Harry Redknapp
Through Harry Redknapp’s eyes we see British football over five decades – his own changing fortunes set against a game that’s changed out of all recognition during that time. One of the last of the great British Managers, Harry Redknapp’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
Behind the Lions Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions by Stephen Jones, Tom English, Nick Cain
Behind the Lions Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions
Stephen Jones, Tom English, Nick Cain
Shortlisted for the Rugby Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2013. What does it mean to be a British Lion and part of a 125 year old tradition? In this unique book, perfect for any rugby...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2012
A Last English Summer by Duncan Hamilton
A Last English Summer
Duncan Hamilton
Shortlisted in the Best Biography and Best Cricket Book categories of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. Combining reportage, anecdote, biography, history and personal recollection, A Last...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2010
Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
Open: An Autobiography
Andre Agassi
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court - but from early...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2010
The Test Match Special Book of Cricket Quotes by Dan Waddell, Henry Blofeld
The Test Match Special Book of Cricket Quotes
Dan Waddell, Henry Blofeld
Collecting hundreds of quips and quotes, and beautifully illustrated throughout, this is a cricket fan's guide to bats, beards, boundaries and bowls. It also includes witty sayings and wise words, along with legendary moments from cricketing history.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2017
The Battle by Paul O'Connell
The Battle
Paul O'Connell
As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish Lions captain in 2009, and captain of the first Ireland team to defend a Six Nations championship, O'Connell has emerged as perhaps the most beloved of the golden generation of Irish rugby...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
Barry Sheene The Official Photographic Celebration of the Legendary Motorcycle Champion by Rick Broadbent
Barry Sheene The Official Photographic Celebration of the Legendary Motorcycle Champion
Rick Broadbent
Published to mark the 40th anniversary of his second world championship win, this is the Barry Sheene story as told like never before by the people who knew him best. It delves deep into the family history to get inside...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
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: 01/04/2016
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: 01/01/1970
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: 01/01/1970
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: 12/05/2016
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: 01/01/1970
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 was a huge undertaking and he'd hardly been on a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/06/2016
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 managerial styles and coaching approaches, and will reveal the inside...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2016
Beyond Supersonic Bloodhound and the Race for the Land Speed Record by Richard Noble, Andy Green
Beyond Supersonic Bloodhound and the Race for the Land Speed Record
Richard Noble, Andy Green
In July 2015, the Bloodhound team will unveil the car with which they'll launch their assault on the World Land Speed Record. Powered by a jet engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter and a rocket engine developed for the European...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018
Louis Van Gaal The Biography by Maarten Meijer
Louis Van Gaal The Biography
Maarten Meijer
Louis Van Gaal led the young Ajax team he moulded to Champions League glory in 1995, went on to win titles across Europe with Barcelona, AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich and served two stints as national coach of Holland. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
The Yellow Jersey Club by Edward Pickering
The Yellow Jersey Club
Edward Pickering
What does it take to accumulate such great mental strength, skill and endurance? What are the differences as well as the key factors in common? What sets these men apart from the rest of the field? This book gives the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Race to Truth Blowing the Whistle on Lance Armstrong and Cycling's Doping Culture by Emma O'Reilly
The Race to Truth Blowing the Whistle on Lance Armstrong and Cycling's Doping Culture
Emma O'Reilly
The inside story of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal from a woman who was part of the US Postal cycling team. She quickly saw the win at any price culture and resolved to reveal the truth which not only had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/06/2015
Alone The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry by Bill Jones
Alone The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry
Bill Jones
Winner of the Outstanding Sports Writing Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Shortlisted for the Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. The triumph of the title must surely be his spectacular winning routine...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
KP: The Autobiography by Kevin Pietersen
KP: The 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 international cricket.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
Pathlands Tranquil Walks Through Britain by Peter Owen Jones
Pathlands Tranquil Walks Through Britain
Peter Owen Jones
As one of the prime 'walks correspondents' of The Sunday Times, Peter Owen Jones already has a loyal following. This book will only increase his audience, and will be both for those who love walking in the countryside - he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Way of the Runner A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running by Adharanand Finn
The Way of the Runner A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running
Adharanand Finn
Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, a place where a 135-mile relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event. Adharanand Finn - award-winning author of Running With The Kenyans - spent six months immersed in this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
Runner A Short Story About a Long Run by Lizzy Hawker
Runner A Short Story About a Long Run
Lizzy Hawker
Runner is the story of Lizzy Hawker's journey and will get inside the head of the physical, mental and emotional challenges that runners go through at the edge of human endurance, in much the same way as Aurum's classic running...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
Downstream A History and Celebration of Swimming the River Thames by Caitlin Davies
Downstream A History and Celebration of Swimming the River Thames
Caitlin Davies
Downstream is a history and celebration of swimmers' relationship with the River Thames. Weaving from the source in Gloucestershire 215 miles across to the North Sea, the book tells the story of all those who have been drawn to its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Sure Thing The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History by Nick Townsend
The Sure Thing The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History
Nick Townsend
Shortlisted for the Racing Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. The story of Barney Curley, the man who made betting pay...for him. Not a Bookmakers favourite he has consistently won more than he lost...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
Theatre of Silence by Matthew Bazell
Theatre of Silence
Matthew Bazell
Theatre of Silence (2008) is a book about association football written by Matthew Bazell. The book documents the disenfranchisement of an ordinary football supporter in the face of ever increasing commercialisation, especially rising ticket prices. The second edition (released 2011)...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2011
Staying Power A Year in My Life by Phil Taylor
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
Chase Your Shadow The Trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin
Chase Your Shadow The Trials of Oscar Pistorius
John Carlin
Shortlisted for the Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. As the Independent Newspaper’s South African Bureau Chief from 1989-1995, John Carlin has extensive knowledge of the country, its political and sporting heroes, his book Playing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Where's Stig: Motorsport Madness by Rod Hunt
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 with scenes set in the Alps, New York and, of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Secret Life of Twickenham The Story of Rugby Union's Iconic Fortress, the Players, Staff and Fans by Chris Jones
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, jobs, and positions within the RFU who have helped to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Race Against the Stasi The Incredible Story of Dieter Wiedemann, the Iron Curtain and the Greatest Cycling Race on Earth by Herbie Sykes
The Race Against the Stasi The Incredible Story of Dieter Wiedemann, the Iron Curtain and the Greatest Cycling Race on Earth
Herbie Sykes
Winner of the Cycling Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Shortlisted for the Outstanding Sports Writing of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Part cycling story, part cold war and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Unforgivable Blackness The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Geoffrey Ward
Unforgivable Blackness The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Geoffrey Ward
Jack Johnson battled his way from obscurity to the top of the heavyweight ranks and in 1908 won the greatest prize in American sports - one that had always been the preserve of white boxers. At a time when whites...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2014
King My Autobiography by Ledley King, Mat Snow
King My Autobiography
Ledley King, Mat Snow
The inspiring and untold story of Ledley King, one of English football's most lauded and recognised talents, and the heartbreaking account of a career cruelly cut short.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
Run or Die by Kilian Jornet
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 down Mt Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
The Jose Mourinho Quote Book by
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 one of the greatest of all time, he achieved huge...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2014
The Book of Football Quotations by Phil Shaw
The Book of Football Quotations
Phil Shaw
A compilation that includes quotes from everyone - Shakespeare to Shankly, Camus to Cantona, Busby to Beckham - who has made an apt, pithy or comical comment about football. It covers subjects ranging from tactical debates to changing lifestyles.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
Fergie Rises How Britain's Greatest Football Manager Was Made at Aberdeen by Michael Grant
Fergie Rises How Britain's Greatest Football Manager Was Made at Aberdeen
Michael Grant
Shortlisted for the Football Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Fergie Rises is the story of a period that began when Ferguson was lucky to get Aberdeen, not the other way around. It is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2014
USA Soccer Guy's 50 Insane Soccer Moments by Soccer Guy USA
USA Soccer Guy's 50 Insane Soccer Moments
Soccer Guy USA
Humorous guide to the 2014 World Cup from Twitter star USA Soccer Guy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
Land of Second Chances The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team by Tim Lewis
Land of Second Chances The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team
Tim Lewis
Winner of the New Writer of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. In The Land of Second Chances, Tim Lewis charts the incredible true story of the Rwandan cycling team as they overcome impossible odds to inspire...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2014
Everest - The First Ascent The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, the Man Who Made it Possible by Harriet Tuckey
Everest - The First Ascent The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, the Man Who Made it Possible
Harriet Tuckey
Winner of the Outstanding Sports Writing Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. A doctor and physiologist, Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high-altitude mountaineering, transforming the climbers' attitude to oxygen, the clothes they wore, their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
The Great Tamasha Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India by James Astill
The Great Tamasha Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India
James Astill
Winner of the Cricket Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. The Great Tamasha is the story of modern India told through the glitzy, scandalous and mind-blowingly lucrative Twenty20 cricket tournament, the Indian Premier League....
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Climb The Autobiography by Chris Froome
The Climb The Autobiography
Chris Froome
Shortlisted for the Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Chris Froome – the winner of the 100th Tour de France who’s also tipped as the favourite to win the Tour this year. Behind his success...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/06/2015
Field of Shadows The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany 1937 by Dan Waddell
Field of Shadows The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany 1937
Dan Waddell
Shortlisted for the Cricket Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Adolf Hitler despised cricket, considering it un-German and decadent. But hot on the heels of the 1936 Olympics, an enterprising cricket fanatic of enormous bravery,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Match of the Day Quiz Book by
Match of the Day Quiz Book

How well do you know your football? You follow your team week in, week out, share in the agony of defeat, the pure joy of a solid win, but do you really know what's going on on the pitch? This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2013
Faster Than Lightning: My Autobiography by Usain Bolt
Faster Than Lightning: My Autobiography
Usain Bolt
From humble beginnings to Olympic accolades and becoming known as the Fastest Man on Earth. How did it happen and how has it changed Usain Bolt? His athletic ability, his charisma and appeal have won him a huge fandom who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2013
A History of Cricket in 100 Objects by Gavin Mortimer
A History of Cricket in 100 Objects
Gavin Mortimer
Gavin Mortimer entertains with his diverting views of a great game through key objects in its history. And by using these key objects he is able to recount a history of how this sport began and the strange and meandering...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2013
The Olympics by Stephen Halliday
The Olympics
Stephen Halliday
Presents a collection of facts surrounding the Olympic Games. From their origins in ancient Greece to the most famous Olympic medalists, this book helps you discover the athletes who have set the marks for modern sporting excellence, and wonder at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/03/2012
Higgy Matches, Microphones and MS by Alastair Hignell
Higgy Matches, Microphones and MS
Alastair Hignell
Winner of the Best Rugby Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2012. Alastair Hignell had three highly successful careers in sport: as an England rugby player, a county cricketer and a sports broadcaster. A much-loved figure in the sporting...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2011
A Life Too Short The Tragedy of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng
A Life Too Short The Tragedy of Robert Enke
Ronald Reng
Winner of the Best Football Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2012. The German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, was destined to be his country's first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Fred Trueman The Authorised Biography by Chris Waters
Fred Trueman The Authorised Biography
Chris Waters
Winner of the Best Cricket Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2012. Drawing on dozens of new interviews with his Yorkshire colleagues, family and friends, this life of Fred Trueman will surprise and even shock, but also confirm the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Great Olympic Moments : A Visual History by Sir Steve Redgrave
Great Olympic Moments : A Visual History
Sir Steve Redgrave
Great Olympic Moments celebrates the moments that make the Olympic Games the sporting spectacle of our time. Complete with stunning, specially selected photographs, Sir Steve Redgrave recounts his favourite Olympic stories and reveals what it is that makes these moments...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2011
61 The Spurs Double by Doug Cheeseman, Martin Cloake, Adam Powley
61 The Spurs Double
Doug Cheeseman, Martin Cloake, Adam Powley
Winner of the Best Illustrated Title category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Stunning officially endorsed coffee table book commemorating the 50th anniversary of Tottenham Hotspur's famous League and Cup Double in 1961 - the first 'Double' achieved in...
Format: Leather / fine binding - Released: 20/04/2018
The Story of Your Life A History of The Sporting Life Newspaper (1859-1998) by James Lambie
The Story of Your Life A History of The Sporting Life Newspaper (1859-1998)
James Lambie
Winner of the Best Racing Book category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. This is a well-written and extensively researched book that will inform, entertain and delight all lovers of sport.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Slipless in Settle A Slow Turn Around Northern Cricket by Harry Pearson
Slipless in Settle A Slow Turn Around Northern Cricket
Harry Pearson
Winner of the Best Cricket Book category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. The brilliant new book from Harry Pearson, author of THE FAR CORNER.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2012
Bounce: How Champions are Made by Matthew Syed
Bounce: How Champions are Made
Matthew Syed
Winner of the Best New Writer category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. Matthew Syed - an award-winning Times columnist and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/04/2010
Blood Knots by Luke Jennings
Blood Knots
Luke Jennings
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. Blood Knots is about angling, about great fish caught and lost, but it is also about friendship, honour and coming of age.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2010
Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend by Catrine Clay
Trautmann's Journey: From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend
Catrine Clay
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. From an amateur footballer working on a bomb disposal unit in Liverpool, to celebrated Manchester City goalkeeper adored by thousands, Catrine Clay charts Trautmann's conversion from Hitler Youth...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2010
B Positive! by Dai Henley
B Positive!
Dai Henley
The story of an 'ordinary' man, from humble beginnings, who achieved impressive business success - including overcoming trade union, high interest rate and bank loan problems - and the toll of this success on his marriage but, at the same...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2010
Chase Your Shadow The Trials of Oscar Pistorius by John Carlin
Chase Your Shadow The Trials of Oscar Pistorius
John Carlin
Shortlisted for the Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. As the Independent Newspaper’s South African Bureau Chief from 1989-1995, John Carlin has extensive knowledge of the country, its political and sporting heroes, his book Playing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2015
Matt Dawson's Lions Tales by Matt Dawson
Matt Dawson's Lions Tales
Matt Dawson
Facts, anecdotes, history and humour, an up-close look at the world of the rugby Lions, with Matt Dawson looking back at 125 years of Lion history. Like for Like ReadingLion Man: The Autobiography, Ian McGeechan
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
Our Life on Ice The Autobiography by Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean
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 win at the 1984 Winter Olympics. They also look to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Test My Autobiography by Brian O'Driscoll
The Test My Autobiography
Brian O'Driscoll
Shortlisted for the Rugby Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
A Man Walks on to a Pitch... Stories from a Life in Football by Harry Redknapp
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 highlights the best teams he’s known, the best players and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
The Telegraph Book of Champions An Anthology of the Greats Throughout the Sporting Year by Martin Smith
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. One hundred sports men and women feature in interviews, first-person...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
Rod Laver An Autobiography by Rod Laver
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 for seven years and the only player to achieve the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
The Bumper Book of Slightly Forgotten But Nevertheless Still Great British Olympians and Other Sporting Heroes by Simon Bullivant
The Bumper Book of Slightly Forgotten But Nevertheless Still Great British Olympians and Other Sporting Heroes
Simon Bullivant
The Bumper Book of Slightly Forgotten British Olympians and Other Sporting Heroes is just that: a collection of stirring tales of pluck, grit, triumph, disaster and on occasion, ineptitude, featuring a host of former sportspeople who've been utterly forgotten by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2011
Autobiography by Kevin Pietersen
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 international cricket.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Driving Ambition - My Autobiography by Andrew Strauss
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 has now retired from professional cricket and written his autobiography....
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
The Second Half by Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
The Second Half
Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
Shortlisted for the Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Shortlisted for the Outstanding Sports Writing of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Shortlisted for the Football Book of the Year Award...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Hard Case The Autobiography of Jimmy Case by Jimmy Case
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 kicking. Off-pitch incidents meant he had to leave but he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
My Life in Football by Trevor Brooking
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 he went and it led to an extraordinary 17 years...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers by Andy Farrell
The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers
Andy Farrell
Winner of the Best Golf Book at the British Sports Book Awards 2012. Grouped by era, 'The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers' is a unique collection of the finest players the game has seen. Farrell explores each golfer's achievements as well...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2011
Promised Land The Reinvention of Leeds United by Anthony Clavane
Promised Land The Reinvention of Leeds United
Anthony Clavane
Voted the Sports book of the Year and winner of the Best Football Book category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. There used to be a sign hanging outside Leeds Station which bore the legend: 'Leeds, the Promised...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hard Man Reveals All by Brian Moore
Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hard Man Reveals All
Brian Moore
Winner of the Best Autobiography category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Shortlisted for the Best Rugby Book category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/12/2010
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 life. It's the personal tale of a sportsman playing to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2016
Big Sam: My Autobiography by Sam Allardyce
Big Sam: My Autobiography
Sam Allardyce
Over the last 42 years, Allardyce has seen it all. The game he so loves is radically different to that in which he made his debut back in 1973, and in telling his wonderfully colourful story for the very first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
The Game of Our Lives The Meaning and Making of English Football by David Goldblatt
The Game of Our Lives The Meaning and Making of English Football
David Goldblatt
Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In this sparkling book David Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of the post-Thatcherite era in a more illuminating manner...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015
My Story by Steven Gerrard
My Story
Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard - legendary captain of Liverpool and England - tells the story of the highs and lows of a twenty-year career at the top of English and world football. As the only player ever to have scored in a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Leading by Alex Ferguson
Leading
Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson puts across some of the lessons he's learned during his long career in Football. Throughout the book he references football - the players, the money, the owners, the sheer pitfalls of running huge organisations. It's a path he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2015
What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour Great Tales from My Rugby Travels by Brian Moore
What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour Great Tales from My Rugby Travels
Brian Moore
Renowned English rugby player Brian Moore recalls his mischievous misadventures on tour, and provides hard-won tips to avoid trouble. To help readers get the best out of any tour, Moore provides top tips on how best to organise one, including...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
England Rugby Heroes by Julian Bennetts
England Rugby Heroes
Julian Bennetts
Drawing on almost 150 years of rich rugby heritage and featuring more than 70 carefully crafted biographies, this book describes each player's career, the highlights and their special skills.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
Proud My Autobiography by Gareth Thomas
Proud My Autobiography
Gareth Thomas
Winner of the Sports Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. In 2009 Gareth Thomas was quoted as saying “It ended my marriage and nearly drove me to suicide. Now it’s time to tell the world...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
No Limits My Autobiography by Ian Poulter
No Limits My Autobiography
Ian Poulter
Shortlisted for the Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
The Corridor of Certainty by Geoffrey Boycott
The Corridor of Certainty
Geoffrey Boycott
Does this new autobiography denote a changed man? Geoffrey Boycott has had to cope with some life-changing events in recent years, the stress and resultant media furore over his court case for assault and then surgery and strenuous radiotherapy for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2015
Our Life on Ice The Autobiography by Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean
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 win at the 1984 Winter Olympics. They also look to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
My Life in Football by Trevor Brooking
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 he went and it led to an extraordinary 17 years...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
Guy Martin: My Autobiography by Guy Martin
Guy Martin: My Autobiography
Guy Martin
Shortlisted for the Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Find out what motivates Guy Martin to confront the dangers of road racing, you’ll experience the heart-stopping moments when things go wrong and can contrast this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
But Seriously by John McEnroe
But Seriously
John McEnroe
10 years ago, John McEnroe published his bestselling autobiography, Serious. 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/06/2017
The Grudge Scotland vs. England, 1990 by Tom English
The Grudge Scotland vs. England, 1990
Tom English
Winner of the Best Best Rugby Book category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Shortlisted in the Best Biography category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2011
Trautmann's Journey : From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend by Catrine Clay
Trautmann's Journey : From Hitler Youth to FA Cup Legend
Catrine Clay
Winner of the Best Biography category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Shortlisted for the Best Football Book and Best Publicity Campaign categories of the British Sports Book Awards 2011. Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
A Book of Heroes or a Sporting Half-century by Simon Barnes
A Book of Heroes or a Sporting Half-century
Simon Barnes
Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010.In this gripping new book, Simon Barnes brings together his 50 sporting heroes of the last 50 years and looks at what it is that elevates them to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2011
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 is also a search for hope and solutions. It is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
A Man's World The Double Life of Emile Griffith by Donald McRae
A Man's World The Double Life of Emile Griffith
Donald McRae
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In Donald McRae's first sports book in more than a decade, he weaves a compelling tale of triumph over prejudice in a brilliant account of the boxer who broke...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
Fire in Babylon How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet by Simon Lister
Fire in Babylon How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet
Simon Lister
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. Cricket had never been played like this. The West Indies had always had brilliant cricketers; it hadn't always had brilliant cricket teams. But in 1974, a man called...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Fifty-Six The Story of the Bradford Fire by Martin Fletcher
Fifty-Six The Story of the Bradford Fire
Martin Fletcher
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. This book tells the gripping, extraordinary in-depth story of a boy's unthinkable loss following a spring afternoon at a football match, of how fifty-six people could die at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Living on the Volcano The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager by Michael Calvin
Living on the Volcano The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager
Michael Calvin
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. Living on the Volcano charts the progress of more than 20 managers, in different circumstances and in different phases of their career. Some, like Brendan Rodgers and Roberto...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England by Joe Root
Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England
Joe Root
Bringing Home the Ashes is the inside story of one of the finest young talents in world cricket, told with the intelligence, personality and determination that characterise Root's performances at the crease.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Tom Simpson Bird On The Wire by Andy McGrath
Tom Simpson Bird On The Wire
Andy McGrath
Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017 published by cycling specialist Raph Editions What the judges said: 'gives fresh insight into the life of trailblazer Tom Simpson, the first Briton to wear the Tour de France's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
Sir Matt Busby: The Definitive Biography by Patrick Barclay
Sir Matt Busby: The Definitive Biography
Patrick Barclay
Sir Matt Busby, the legendary Manchester United manager who saw the team through unprecedented glory, as well as profound tragedy, made the club the global entity it is today.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit by Boris Starling
Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit
Boris Starling
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month Published a few days before the start of the 3rd Invictus Games in Toronto where around 550 competitors – all “wounded warriors” will be competing. This is their story told by some of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
Quiet Genius Bob Paisley, British Football's Greatest Manager by Ian Herbert
Quiet Genius Bob Paisley, British Football's Greatest Manager
Ian Herbert
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2017 Quiet Genius is the story of how one modest man accomplished more than any other football manager, found his attributes largely unrecorded and undervalued and, in keeping with the gentler...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
Believe by Nicola Adams
Believe
Nicola Adams
Growing up in Leeds, Nicola stumbled into boxing in her local sports centre while her mum was at aerobics. Age 13 she decided that she would win an Olympic Gold: nobody was going to stop her. Years of relentless training,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Speed Kings by Andy Bull
Speed Kings
Andy Bull
Winner of the Cross Sports Biography of the Year Award 2016. Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015. In the 1930s, as the world hurtled towards terrible global conflict, speed was all the rage. It...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/01/2016
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 glorious moment of his life and England's greatest sporting achievement....
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter by Guy Martin
Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter
Guy Martin
As Guy Martin's grandfather Voldemars frequently reminded him,'When you dead, you dead.' So, before it's all over, Guy Martin is making the most of the time he's got. This book deals with his life and work.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
My Story by Steven Gerrard
My Story
Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard - legendary captain of Liverpool and England - tells the story of the highs and lows of a twenty-year career at the top of English and world football. Explosive and searingly honest, My Story is the last word...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
For the Glory The Life of Eric Liddell by Duncan Hamilton
For the Glory The Life of Eric Liddell
Duncan Hamilton
Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2016. For the Glory takes the reader from Liddell the fastest man on the planet, through Liddell the man with a higher purpose, to Liddell when he had to be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/05/2016
A History of Football in 100 Objects by Gavin Mortimer
A History of Football in 100 Objects
Gavin Mortimer
The remarkable stories of 100 football artefacts that have shaped the game as we know it. From the inaugural red card to the ubiquitous mock Tudor mansion, each of the objects selected gives us an intimate glimpse of an unexpected...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
The Periodic Table of Football by Nick Holt
The Periodic Table of Football
Nick Holt
You can never take what you love too seriously. This book celebrates this fact. Instead of hydrogen to helium, it presents Pele to Sepp Blatter - 108 elements from the football pantheon arranged by their properties and behaviour on and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
The Periodic Table of Cricket by John Stern
The Periodic Table of Cricket
John Stern
Welcome to The Periodic Table of Cricket. Here you'll find the essential elements - batsmen and bowlers past and present - that have left a lasting legacy on this great sport. In this book, as with chemical elements, these international...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
A Life Without Limits by Chrissie Wellington
A Life Without Limits
Chrissie Wellington
Frank, candid and inspiring, this is the remarkable story of how a Norfolk girl - a 'sporty kid, swimming, playing hockey, running, but never excelling and always more interested in the social side of the sports scene' - became a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013
Three Lions Versus the World: England's World Cup Stories from the Men Who Were There by Mark Pougatch
Three Lions Versus the World: England's World Cup Stories from the Men Who Were There
Mark Pougatch
A book to certainly get you geared up for the World Cup. Players past and present recount the highs and lows of playing for England in the biggest football championship on the planet. England may have only won the World...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2010
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 for this Chelsea hero.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England by Joe Root
Bringing Home the Ashes Winning with England
Joe Root
A celebration of the start of a remarkable career and an incredible Ashes series. This is Joe Root's personal account of his speedy climb to stardom, from schoolboy cricket to early days with Yorkshire, culminating with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/06/2016
Vive Le Tour! Wiggo, and the Amazing Tales of the Tour de France by Nick Brownlee
Vive Le Tour! Wiggo, and the Amazing Tales of the Tour de France
Nick Brownlee
Now fully updated, recording the “Wiggo” triumph of last year and providing a wealth of detail about the race, its location, history and participants. Nick Brownlee covers the Heroes and the Villains of the race, those who’ve strived against all...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2013
Ruby : The Autobiography by Ruby Walsh
Ruby : The Autobiography
Ruby Walsh
Shortlisted for ‘The Energise Sport Irish Sports Book of the Year 2010’ at the Irish Book Awards. This is a public ballot and voting is open until midnight on 21st November. To cast your vote click here.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/10/2010
Africa United by Steve Bloomfield
Africa United
Steve Bloomfield
With the World Cup taking place on the African continent this year Steve Bloomfield analyses why the game plays such an important role in today’s Africa and why they are turning out such a huge amount of world class players....
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/05/2010
How to Win the World Cup by Graham McColl
How to Win the World Cup
Graham McColl
Well, World Cup fever is on us once again and here Graham McColl takes a look at the possible how’s and why’s of certain teams winning the coveted cup. He looks at all the various factors that go in to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/04/2010
Feet of the Chameleon by Ian Hawkey
Feet of the Chameleon
Ian Hawkey
A fascinating book that traces the development of football in Africa, finding out what makes African football unique and examining how the game fits into the social and political life of the continent.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2010
My England Years by Sir Bobby Charlton
My England Years
Sir Bobby Charlton
After the success of the first part of his fascinating autobiography following his Manchester United years Bobby Charlton is back with the next phase of his phenomenal career. For 22 years he played for his country and was involved in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/05/2009
The Ghost of '66 : The Autobiography by Martin Peters
The Ghost of '66 : The Autobiography
Martin Peters
The long-awaited autobiography of one of England's glorious World Cup winners, published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of England's triumph.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2007
Inverting the Pyramid - A History of Football Tactics by Jonathan Wilson
Inverting the Pyramid - A History of Football Tactics
Jonathan Wilson
Football tactics and the history of the modern game are analysed in this in depth book which is a must for any fan of the game. Informative, well researched and highly readable.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/05/2009
Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly - Saturday Afternoons in Front of the Telly by Jeff Stelling
Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly - Saturday Afternoons in Front of the Telly
Jeff Stelling
A must for all football fans as the Sky Sports presenter shares anecdotes and stories about his time covering the football, his own highs and lows and his sharing of the pleasure and pain with all the other football fanatics...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2010
How To Score - Science and the Beautiful Game by Ken Bray
How To Score - Science and the Beautiful Game
Ken Bray
Ever wondered whether there's a science to successful football? If so, then this is the book for you. With examples from some of the best-known games of the past fifty years, How to Score puts a novel spin on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2008
Get Her Off the Pitch! How Sport Took Over My Life by Lynne Truss
Get Her Off the Pitch! How Sport Took Over My Life
Lynne Truss
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 29 October 2009. In Lynne Truss’s varied career in journalism her four years spent as a sports columnist perhaps seemed the most unlikely but she made a success of those four...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2009
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