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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!

Get Her Off the Pitch! How Sport Took Over My Life

Get Her Off the Pitch! How Sport Took Over My Life

Author: Lynne Truss Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2009

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 years and here she recalls some of the highs and lows with hilarity and charm.  

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The Manager - The Absurd Ascent of the Most Important Man in Football

The Manager - The Absurd Ascent of the Most Important Man in Football

Author: Barney Ronay Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2009

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 profiles of some of the more fascinating and entertaining managers and a look at just how much the job has changed over the years. An entertaining and witty read for all football fans.

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Cantona - The Rebel Who Would Be King

Cantona - The Rebel Who Would Be King

Author: Philippe Auclair Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2009

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 actor working most recently with Ken Loach on the film ‘Looking for Eric’. Here Philippe Auclair  writes with authority on Cantona, having spoken to those closest to the man. It is a fascinating insight not only in to the great footballer but also the inner thoughts of a complex and thoughtful character. This will be the book to read on Eric Cantona.

Simple Goalkeeping Made Spectacular: A Rioutous Footballing Memoir About the Loneliest Position on the Field

Simple Goalkeeping Made Spectacular: A Rioutous Footballing Memoir About the Loneliest Position on the Field

Author: Graham Joyce Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2009

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 might even inspire you to set off to the park with a ball - or you could stay in and read this highly enjoyable book instead!

I'm Rivelino - A Life Of Two Halves

I'm Rivelino - A Life Of Two Halves

Author: Andy Rivers Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2009

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 friends somewhere is this book.

Harold Larwood

Harold Larwood

Author: Duncan Hamilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2009

  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 book will be of interest not only to cricket fans.

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My England Years

My England Years

Author: Sir Bobby Charlton Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2009

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 some of the most memorable matches played. From the highs of the 1966 World Cup win to the lows of the Munich Air Disaster Bobby tells it as it was. An inspirational story from a legendary player.

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Three Ways To Capsize a Boat

Three Ways To Capsize a Boat

Author: Chris Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2009

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 pilot’s license, learning to shear sheep, joining a circus and much, much more Chris also became skipper of a Cornish Crabber sailing to the Greek Islands with no experience at sailing whatsoever. This is his story of the following months learning as he went and not always making the best decisions. One thing Chris Stewart does do is make you believe anything is possible, you just have to give it a go!

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Three Ways To Capsize a Boat

Three Ways To Capsize a Boat

Author: Chris Stewart Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2009

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 pilot’s license, learning to shear sheep, joining a circus and much, much more Chris also became skipper of a Cornish Crabber sailing to the Greek Islands with no experience at sailing whatsoever. This is his story of the following months learning as he went and not always making the best decisions. One thing Chris Stewart does do is make you believe anything is possible, you just have to give it a go!

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Barry Norman's Book of Cricket

Barry Norman's Book of Cricket

Author: Barry Norman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2009

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 dipping in to and a great gift for introducing someone to the wonders of the game.

Inverting the Pyramid - A History of Football Tactics

Inverting the Pyramid - A History of Football Tactics

Author: Jonathan Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2009

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.

Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly

Jelleyman's Thrown a Wobbly

Author: Jeff Stelling Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2009

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 out there.

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