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    FERG

    Fergie Rises (Hardback)

    Michael Grant

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    Heralded as one of, if not the, greatest managers in European football history, when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012/13 Premier League Season he laid to rest 35 years at the very top of the English game where he became the most-successful British manager ever. But before the glitz and glamour of his high-flying role at Old Trafford, the former Manchester United manager plied his trade in the SPL, the Scottish premier League.

    Having recently been relieved of his duties as boss of St. Mirren, Ferguson, a hot-headed young manager with a troublesome reputation, had a lot to prove going into his new role as manager of Aberdeen Football Club. And this is where the story of Fergie Rises begins...

    Revolutionising the club, his management style and fighting the Old Firm stranglehold that the two teams had on Scottish football, Fergie Rises lays bare the full story of the little-known football manager who would go on to become a Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and World Club Championship winning manager.

    Taking views from the players inside the legendary Aberdeen dressing room, including Willie Miller, Jim Leighton and Gordon Strachan, Michael Grant examines the rivalries, setbacks, triumphs and personal tragedies that shaped a British sporting genius.
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    HOUR

    The Games by the Times (Hardback)

    The Times

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    The Games by the Times is a wonderful celebration of an incredible sporting summer that brought out wave upon wave of national pride. Fully illustrated, the book celebrates the London 2012 Olympic Games with expert analysis and comments from the Times' award-winning sports journalists and startling photography. With this great hardback, you'll be able to relive Team GB's record-breaking number of gold medals and the magical moments that have now become truly iconic - from Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah's golds on the track to the truly sensational moments in the Velodrome. A great way to relive an incredible fortnight in England's capital city, medal by medal!
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    CBOX

    Cyclist's Britain in a Box (Other)

    Duncan Petersen

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    Whether you prefer a fun afternoon out on your bike or a more challenging expedition, Cyclist's Britain In A Box contains a fun, local cycle route for you.

    With each route presented on an individual card, complete with a description and illustration, this box is perfect for exploring Britain's loveliest towns and cities by bike.

    For those wishing to get back in the saddle for summer or to reawaken the spirit of holiday excitement, grab a card and head out on your adventure!
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    HGGO

    The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers (Hardback)

    Andy Farrell

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    Discover more about the most talented men and women to have ever played golf with Andy Farrell's The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers. With a foreword from Padraig Harrington, this fascinating book contains 500-word biographies and career statistics from the leading lights of the sport, including Old Tom Morris, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. With engaging text, fascinating anecdotes and insights into the development of golf, the book also reveals the greatest ever drivers, bunker players and putters.
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    BMBR

    Best 100-Mile Bike Routes (Hardback)

    Chris Sidwells

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    Considered by most the benchmark of success and prowess at cycling, 100 miles on two wheels is a timeless challenge. With the book, Best 100-Mile Bike Routes, readers are treated to unique and detailed information on the best routes the UK has to offer.

    Tried and tested by journalist and author Chris Sidwells, each 100-mile cycling route has been carefully put together and are inspired by the geography, people, events or classic sportive routes of the area. And with clear mapping, directions, statistics, points of interest, elevation levels and more, you'll have everything you need to enjoy your route - be it in the north of Scotland or on the south coast.

    Perfect for cyclists of all abilities, and providing details on training and equipment requirements, 100-Mile Bike Routes can make this benchmark milestone achievable for almost anyone.
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    GCCL

    100 Greatest Cycling Climbs (Hardback)

    Simon Warren

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    After the success of Team Sky and famous sportsmen like Sir Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish, cycling has never been more popular, especially on the roads. 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs: A Road Cyclist's Guide to Britain's Hills comes in a handy size and covers some of the greatest bike climbs in Britain, covering everything from lung-busting city-centre cobbles to windswept mountain passes, many of which contain up to ten energy-sapping hills. The book has a locator map, fact file and colour photograph for each hill too, so you will always be prepared for the challenge that awaits.
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    CYTG

    Cycling Touring Guides Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Harold Briercliffe

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    Harold Briercliffe's classic cycling guides from the 1940s have been revised and updated for the modern-day cyclist. This collection contains three books that cover inspirational bicycle routes throughout the country. The books feature long and short rides - from half-day routes to week-long tours - that give riders that chance to see some of Britain's most beautiful scenery. A wonderful insight into cycling in a bygone age, the books are not only full of nostalgic warmth but also the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in cycling nowadays.

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    GMMA

    Guy Martin: My Autobiography (Hardback)

    Guy Martin

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    Guy Martin, the UK's top motorcycle racer, star of the Isle of Man TT, mechanic and TV presenter, spends his life surrounded by danger and in My Autobiography, he reveals the secrets that have made him such a speed freak.

    Living on the edge, constantly riding at death-defying speeds, the revealing book takes readers behind the scenes of modern road racing and into the pits with Guy's mechanics, bosses, machines and fellow racers. He also gives a glimpse into his personal life - and how watching his father build superbikes inspired his lifelong passion...

    Guy also talks about his motivations, strengths and weaknesses in candid detail. A fine read for anyone who is intrigued by motorsport, Guy is a world-renowned figure whose passion, determination and hard work have taken him to the top of his sporting field. This book reveals how.
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    SOWC

    The Story of the World Cup (Hardback)

    Richard Brassey

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    With the dazzling displays, glorious goals and controversies of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil fresh in the memory, Richard Brassey - author and illustrator of The Story of the Olympics - presents The Story of the World Cup up until this summer's tournament.

    Containing fascinating insight into the world's most-popular sporting event, including an insight into the very first tournament in Uruguay way back in 1930, to the historic (yet to be repeated) win by captain Bobby Moore and his England teammates in the 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley, this book hits the back of the net.

    With its wealth of knowledge, red cards, penalty shoot-outs and goals, goals, goals, The Story of the World Cup will enthrall football fans of all ages with its colourful illustrations and fun facts that anyone who loved the Coupe du Monde can use to impress family and friends.
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    HEWC

    How to Enjoy the World Cup (Paperback)

    Chris England

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    The date 12 June 2014 was ingrained in the mind of every football fan this year as the World Cup, held in Brazil for the first time since 1950, kicked off.

    The world's top players battled it out for the ultimate prize and this book, written by comedy writer Chris England, will become an invaluable - and hilarious - keepsake of the feast of football that was on offer. From analysis of all 32 teams competing to a full tournament schedule and advice on how to recreate some of the classic football tricks, the book also offer little-known facts about 2014's host nation.

    The fun-filled book also has many football quizzes, recipe suggestions for the big game and advice on how to compile the perfect playlist.
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    FBAL 6 years +
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    Football fever gripped the nation during the World Cup in Brazil - and what better way to relive the occasion than with an awesome sticker activity book?

    Covering the top nations that took part in the huge tournament, the book is packed with striking stats, footie facts and awesome activities to keep any football fan, aged 6 or over, entertained.

    With big-name players featured, this independently published book will keep children entertained as they work their way through the fun activities and stick the 2014 stickers throughout the bright pages.
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    WISP
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    Shining a light on the quirkier side of Britain's favourite summer sport, this three-book set will delight any fan of cricket with its tales from around the world.

    A great complement to the annual Wisden Cricketers' Almanack - a bestseller year after year with the Book People - the three books celebrate the game in light-hearted fashion. Elk Stopped Play is an original and eccentric examination of the sport's worldwide appeal, focusing on the cricket's most extraordinary matches, greatest performances and strangest incidents.

    'What are the Butchers For?' provides cricket fans with a selection of famous quotes - from the poignant and timeless to those from people who just don't understand... W. G. Grace Ate my Pedalo is a funny book that looks through contemporary cricket events through a Victorian lens.

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    MUNT
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    A famous football club with a glorious history, this book is a must-have addition to any Manchester United fan's bookshelf. Covering over 840 players that have donned the famous red shirt, this book provides key statistics for all of them, as well as biographies of the most important figures including the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona and Wayne Rooney. With facts, figures and interesting trivia, this is the definitive A-Z list of all those who have played for Man Utd since 1886.
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    AGGE

    Aggers' Ashes (Hardback)

    Jonathan Agnew

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    Encapsulating all the highs and lows of a historic cricket tour, Aggers' Ashes is Test Match Special pundit Jonathan Agnew's unique, witty and insightful diary of England's triumphant 2010-2011 Ashes victory in Australia. Including contributions from the best BBC cricket bloggers and the resident TMS statistician, this is the definitive guide to a sporting victory that will remain in the memory of English cricket fans for many years to come. Written in the friendly, entertaining and astute manner that TMS fans have come to expect from Aggers and his BBC colleagues, this hardback charts all the drama of a first Ashes victory in Australia for 24 years.

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    SPLE
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    This audio CD collection gives sports fans the chance to hear five sporting legends talk about their lives and careers in their own words. The nostalgic BBC collection has captured some of the greatest moments in sports broadcasting history.

    There is a rare archive interview with Man Utd legend George Best, an extraordinarily frank interview with boxer Muhammad Ali, unique and entertaining conversations with the late, great football manager Brian Clough and tennis superstar Fred Perry, as well as an enlightening collection of memories from former racing driver Sir Stirling Moss. The perfect present for anyone passionate about sport.
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    QVIC

    Between the Lines: My Autobiography (Hardback)

    Victoria Pendleton

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    An honest and emotional autobiography from the Golden Girl of British Cycling, Victoria Pendleton reveals all in Between the Lines.

    Co-written by Donald McRae, the book provides a fascinating insight into the life of an elite athlete and just what happens when they fall out of love with a sport that has become all-consuming.

    A hugely successful cyclist with Gold medal wins in the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympics, Victoria was on top of the world, but then it all started to go wrong and the cracks and strains of the extreme pressure she put herself under started to show...

    In candid detail, Victoria explains why she almost turned her back on cycling before rediscovering her Championship-winning form.
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    TCSH

    Spurs! The Comic Strip History (Hardback)

    Bob Bond

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    Tottenham Hotspur is one of the most famous football clubs in the world and this book looks back at the glorious history of the team. From their trophies in the 60s, 70s and 80s through to the modern-day superstars whose names are now sung every week at White Hart Lane, this is a great gift book for all ages that takes a look at Spurs' history in an accessible, authoritative and entertaining way. Spurs fans are also sure to delight in the comic book format of the book, which evokes strong memories of the great British football comics and was hand-drawn by Roy of the Rovers illustrator Bob Bond. Tottenham legends including Gary Lineker, David Ginola and Ricky Villa are all featured too, bringing back great memories for Spurs supporters of all ages.
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    UCSH

    United! (Hardback)

    Bob Bond

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    Is there a more famous football club than Manchester United? One of the world's biggest brands, this book takes a look back at the Red Devils' glorious history in comic strip form. Right from their early days playing as Newton Heath LYR through to Sir Alex Ferguson's final title-winning season in 2012/13, this is a great gift for any Man Utd fan. Among the famous players featured are George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Bryan Robson, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. Wonderfully hand-drawn by former Roy of the Rovers illustrator Bob Bond, the comic strip is also packed with witty humour as it reveals Man Utd's history in an authoritative and entertaining way.
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    LCSH

    Liverpool! (Hardback)

    Bob Bond

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    A massively successful football club who are also one of the world's most-supported teams, this comic book-style look back at their history will make the perfect gift for any Liverpool fan. From the five European Cups to the 18 League Championships and seven FA Cups they have brought back to Anfield, the book covers them all, as well as focusing on legendary players to have worn the red shirt including Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and current club - and England - captain Steven Gerrard. Perfect for Liverpool supporters of all ages, the comic strip images have been wonderfully hand-drawn by former Roy of the Rovers illustrator Bob Bond and the book provides an authoritative and entertaining synopsis of the club's history, all accompanied by some witty humour.
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    ACSH

    Arsenal! (Hardback)

    Bob Bond

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    Arsenal are one of the most successful football teams in England and this book looks back at their glorious history in comic strip form. Hand-drawn by Roy of the Rovers illustrator Bob Bond, it will evoke memories of the great British football comics and is also laced with witty humour that will appeal to football fans of all ages. Making the Gunners' history come to life in a very entertaining way, the great gift book features their successes at both Highbury and the Emirates Stadium and also highlights some of the legendary players to have donned the famous red shirt including Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp, Tony Adams and Cliff Bastin.
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    ASEV

    The Ascent of Everest (Hardback)

    John Hunt

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    On 29 May 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stepped on to the summit of Mount Everest and captivated the world with this phenomenal achievement. Marking the 60th anniversary of their conquest, The Ascent of Everest tells the story of how these two brave men managed to reach the top of the world's highest mountain and come back unscathed. It also describes the tenacious endeavour of all those who tried to conquer Everest before them.
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    ROON

    My Decade In The Premier League (Hardback)

    Wayne Rooney

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    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 - all the way from making his debut as a 16-year-old for Everton at Goodison Park, with a stunning goal that ended Arsenal's phenomenal unbeaten run, right through to his move to Old Trafford (where he scored a hat trick on his debut!) and the various 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 and the trophies, successes, accolades and disappointments each have brung. The book also features a foreword from Sir Alex Ferguson.
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    ADIZD

    The Boxing Album (Paperback)

    Peter Brooke-Ball

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    This is the complete story of boxing from the pugilists of the classical amphitheatres to the heroes of today. This is the ultimate companion for any serious fight-fan. The Champions includes illustrated biographies of Corbett, Sullivan, 'Kid' Lewis, Dempsey, Tunney, Freddie Mills, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Henry Cooper, Muhammad Ali, Foreman, Frazier, Holmes, Bruno, McGuigan, Hagler, 'Sugar' Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson and many others. The Great Fights covers over eighty epic encounters in detail, each famous for its savagery, artistry, controversy, spectacle or prize-money. The World of Boxing offers a behind-the-scenes look at the managers, the promoters, the trophies and the venues, and a pictorial guide to the books, magazines, cards and collector's items that document boxing's past and present. Boxing, combining brute force and raw courage with classic skill and artistry, appeals to a broader range of emotions and senses than any other form of human sport. The first section, The Champions, offers biographies and visual portraits of the legendary names in boxing, including the greats of the modern era. The second section, The Great Fights, highlights those contests and moments that form the core of boxing lore. Eighty encounters are covered in detail. The final section, The World of Boxing, offers a behind-the-scenes insight into the managers, promoters, trophies, venues, magazines, books, paintings and collector's items.
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    BBSF
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    One of the creators of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and They Think It's All Over, Simon Bullivant's The Bumper Book of Slightly Forgotten but Nevertheless Still Great British Olympians and Other Sporting Heroes is a fascinating sporting collection of tales of pluck, grit, triumph, disaster and ineptitude. Praised by Nick Hancock, the book features a cast of former sportspeople who have been largely forgotten by history. From Dressage's first punk Tom Drake, who shocked the sport with his slashed jacket and swear words on his hat to the javelin thrower who fell under the spell of a cult devoted to the eating of egg and chips, this book contains true sports stories that have to be read to be believed!

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