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Hailed as 'the world's greatest living explorer' by the Guinness Book of Records, Sir Ranulph Fiennes draws on his expert knowledge and own life experiences to examine the extremes and dangers of cold in our environment. Tracing his adventuring apprenticeship 40 years ago on the Greenland Ice Cap to his masterminding over the past five years of the crossing of the Antarctic in winter; where temperatures plummeted to -92oC, Fiennes follows the cold through history, including the deaths of the mighty armies of Hitler and Napoleon, and through the past 150 years where the natural challenge of cold has hindered adventurers and explorers around the globe. Scientifically rigorous, historically questioning and intensely personal, Fiennes also focuses on modern-day situations regarding the mass melting of ice caps from the Arctic to the Antarctic. A unique examination of cold in all its glory and peril which provides an intriguing and eye-opening read.
Following a glorious career that took in spells at Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as captaining England for 58 of his record-breaking (for an outfield player) 115 caps, this is David Beckham's story in his own words. Beautifully illustrated with 150 of his favourite images throughout, the autobiography covers everything from his emergence as one of 'Fergie's Fledglings' that won the Premier League and FA Cup double in 1996 to the dark days of his World Cup red card in 1998 and then how he changed the public perception of him by captaining the national team's qualification to many major tournaments. Becks also discusses his role in the Treble-winning United team of 1999 and his achievements in Spain, how he helped change the Americans' love of soccer and his stints in Italy and France.
On 7 July 2013, Andy Murray became the first British male in 77 years to lift the Wimbledon trophy. Watched by 17.3 million people, the nation cheered as Murray triumphed. Andy Murray: 77 takes us on Andy's journey through his career so far, focusing on the last two dramatic years which include a devastating Wimbledon loss and a victorious Olympic gold. Sharing his thoughts on the most pivotal moments and allowing us a glimpse into his strict training regime, we meet his close-knit team and read of his mental and physical battle to the top. A stunning celebration of his career to date, this beautiful and very personal book will make a great gift for sports fans and tennis enthusiasts.
Now a regular on television and at comedy venues up and down the country, How Did All This Happen? is the popular John Bishop's autobiography. It reveals how, on the eve of his 40th birthday, he made the decision to pursue a full-time career in comedy - and how it paid off in style. After raising millions for Sport Relief and becoming a regular on primetime shows, John looks back on how he went from humble beginnings as a football-obsessed kid living on a council estate to standing on stage telling jokes in front of thousands, at an age when he should have known better. Discussing travelling on a budget, his marriage, kids and the split that led to him complaining to strangers on a stage one night - the night that changed his life - this is an entertaining memoir, full of funny anecdotes and heart-warming moments which will delight his loyal fans.
Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry reveals her fascinating story, alongside a selection of classic recipes from her childhood, in this stunning autobiography. For over 60 years, Mary has been treating the nation to an endless supply of tasty recipes for baked goods and in this life-affirming memoir, she reveals about her life growing up and where she picked up her talents and inspirations from. Sure to strike a chord with working mums and bakers everywhere, this is a great read about the life of a traditional but thoroughly modern woman who is now known as the Queen of Baking.
On 4 August 2012, Jessica Ennis kicked off possibly the greatest night in British sporting history when she won the heptathlon gold medal during an incredible night at the Olympic Stadium. After being hailed as Team GB's poster girl for the Games, the pride, excitement and relief on her face was clear for all to see. Unbelievable is her refreshingly candid account of how she managed to achieve her childhood dream of becoming the world's greatest all-round female athlete. With a girl-next-door reputation, Jessica reveals how behind all the smiles and politeness, her career has been a roller-coaster ride. From thinking her career might be over when she was injured just before the Beijing Olympics to rebuilding her career and technique to reign victorious at London 2012, this is an inspiring tale of following your dreams, no matter what life throws at you.
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