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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
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: 10/01/2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: 29/09/2011
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
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
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
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
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
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: 31/07/2014
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
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
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
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
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
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: 09/10/2014
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
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
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
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
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
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: 23/02/2017
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: 25/09/2014
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
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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.

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