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.
Sporting Legends Audio Collection - 5 CDs (collection)
Arguably the greatest English batsman of his generation, Mark Ramprakash is among an elite group of players who have scored 100 First Class centuries, yet his international career fluctuated between ecstatic highs and intense lows. Humorous and honest, In Strictly Me, Ramprakash covers his cricket career - from the cricketing prodigy who made his Test debut at the age of 21, to finally being cast aside by his country - and his newfound celebrity status. An entertaining first-hand account Ramprakash's remarkable journey from cricket star to prime-time TV dancing champion.
A footballing genius, Wayne Rooney: My Decade in the Premier League is the Manchester United striker's incredible story, told in his own words. In the book, he looks back over the last ten years he has spent playing at the highest level in English football - from making his debut as a 16-year-old for Everton through to his move to Old Trafford and the emotional highs and lows that have followed since. Rooney gives a real insight into what it must feel like to be one of the most famous footballers on the planet as he lifts the lid on each of his Premier League seasons. The book also features a foreword from Sir Alex Ferguson.
The story of one of the most revered footballers of the modern era, My Story is the autobiography of Paul Scholes ? a legend for both Manchester United and England. Famously quiet and reserved when away from the football pitch, the former midfielder has waited until his retirement to reflect on his glorious career and reveal the story behind his success. Including two World Cups, two European Championships and a whole host of domestic honours with Manchester United ? both personally and as part of one of the greatest club sides of recent times ? there is much to be said for Scholes? remarkable achievements and it can all be read in the excellent My Story.
Each biography reveals the life and times of artists, sportsmen, statesmen, authors, musicians, monarchs, actors and scientists, showing why they have been so inspirational. Complete with a foreword by the radio show's presenter Matthew Parris, the BBC book of Great Lives highlights the times of King Alfred, Tommy Cooper, Robin Day and Edith Wharton amongst many others. The perfect gift for fans of history and biographies.
An insight into the thinking and history of a one-club man and true football legend, Ryan Giggs: My Life, My Story charts the record-breaking career of the Manchester United and Wales great. This hardback recalls the numerous highlights of a golden spell in football that saw the skilful left-footed midfielder win the treble in 1999 and pick up the PFA Player of the Year Award at the age of 35. Fully illustrated and packed with memories of his time with the national team, as well as contributions from other football greats who have played with or against the brilliant Giggs, this is a great gift for any football fan.
Told in his own unique and endearing voice, Glorious – My World, Football and Me is Paul Gascoigne’s entertaining illustrated autobiography. You don’t have to follow football to know the name ‘Gazza’, and this colourful hardback is sure to jog a few memories as it looks back over the highs and lows of the former England international’s varied and remarkable career. Offering an excellent insight into the mind of a truly great footballer whose talents and lifestyle attracted their fair share of back and front page column inches, this exclusive book is a great gift for any football fan.
An objective and insightful reflection on the life and career of an inspired but hugely complex man, Brian Clough ? Nobody Ever Says Thank You is a fascinating biography from Financial Times football correspondent Jonathan Wilson. A controversial and colourful character, Clough was often referred to as `the greatest manager England never had?, but his tumultuous career took in many highs and lows, from bringing silverware to the East Midlands to a traumatic 44 days at Leeds, his time in football is brought into sharp focus by Wilson, who seeks to place him amongst other 20th century football legends.