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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014 (Hardback)WISA
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014 (Hardback)
Published every year since 1864, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack is the most famous sports book in the world - and the Book People are pleased to be able to bring to our customers the 151st annual edition of this perennial bestseller.
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Containing coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs - including the Editor's Notes and the best sports writing of the year - the book is a comprehensive record of 2014's cricketing highs and lows.
Without a doubt the best and most important cricket book of the year, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014 is a must-have book for every fan of this wonderful summer sport.
Ryan Giggs: The Man for All Seasons (Hardback)RGIG
Ryan Giggs: The Man for All Seasons (Hardback)
A multi Premier League-, Champions League-, League Cup-, FA Cup- and Community Shield-winning player, Ryan Giggs is the most decorated footballer in British football history and this new book details it all - from his debut against Everton as a teenager in 1991, to becoming Manchester United manager and then assistant to Louis van Gaal.
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Fully illustrated throughout, the book chronicles Giggs' astonishing career at the top of European football and provides an unparalleled insight into what set him - part of United's famous Class of '92 - apart from the rest: how he broke through into the Manchester United first team, the impact he had on the team throughout his astonishing 19-year playing career and how the legendary number 11 became the Red Devils' record holder for most appearances.
With insight provided by the people who know this record-breaking midfielder better than anyone, including coaches, opponents, team-mates, club staff and friends, Ryan Giggs: The Man for All Seasons is a comprehensive and compelling overview of this Manchester United star's illustrious career at the top.
The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations (Hardback)DIVE
The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations (Hardback)
Covering the Caribbean Sea, Bermuda, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific regions, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is a magnificent and comprehensive book that explores and explains the world's finest diving spots.
- RRP £24.99
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With stunning underwater photography boasting a huge variety of wrecks, marine habitats and aquatic species, the book details the type of dive would-be visitors would experience as well as the magnificent sights that will be witnessed - featuring detailed regional maps and travel advice.
From Eastern and Western Australia to the Bahamas, Mozambique, the Seychelles, St. Lucia, Tobago and beyond, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is not only a stunning guide to some of the most beautiful underwater locations on Earth, but would also be a useful title for those looking to book a diving holiday.
Dan Walker's Football Thronkersaurus (Hardback)ALJTG
Dan Walker's Football Thronkersaurus (Hardback)
Dan Walker, Jr.
It was while commentating on a Goal of the Month competiton that Dan Walker uttered the immortal line: 'What a strike from Mike Sheron - what a thronker!' He'd coined the term to describe a long-range shot that blasted into the net, threatening to annihilate any passing pigeon. Since then, he has been trying to get the word accepted - if not by the OED then at least by Countdown. Hence this book has become a Thronkersaurus, a book that tells the hilarious stories of the great and not-so-great moments in footballing history. Taking his own experiences as a starting point, Walker journeys to obscure areas of football to find the most extraordinary tales. He still worries that the Barcelona scouts lost the trail when his local newspaper reported his two goals as having been scored by David Wacker instead. But then again, who was Joe Kinnear talking about when he referred to Charles Insomnia? Whether it is players sacrificing lizards to bring them luck, or the moment when Walker yelled at Pele to stop him signing some merchandise for him, this is a brilliant collection of wonderful moments and hilarious anecdotes that will surprise and and entertain all who read it.
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Fergie Rises (Hardback)FERG
Fergie Rises (Hardback)
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.
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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.
Cyclist's Britain in a Box (Other)CBOX
Cyclist's Britain in a Box (Other)
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.
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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!
Match Annual 2015 (Hardback)MTCH 7 years +
Match Annual 2015 (Hardback)
Match7 years +
The nation's bestselling footy annual is back - Match! Annual 2015.
- RRP £7.99
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With the enthralling World Cup in Brazil earlier this year, there has never been a more exciting time to buy the Match! football annual as it covers the highest points of this year's exciting tournament. Plus, readers can find out everything there is to know about the world's top stars including Rooney, Messi and Ronaldo, discover the richest players in the game today, uncover the stars' biggest fears and much, much more.
The perfect Christmas present for football fans, this poster-, activity- and cartoon-filled annual, with exclusive interviews and epic games, is the ultimate annual for young footy fanatics aged seven and above.
The Games by the Times (Hardback)HOUR
The Games by the Times (Hardback)
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!
- RRP £18.99
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Best 100-Mile Bike Routes (Hardback)BMBR
Best 100-Mile Bike Routes (Hardback)
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.
- RRP £25.00
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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.
100 Greatest Cycling Climbs (Hardback)GCCL
100 Greatest Cycling Climbs (Hardback)
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.
- RRP £12.99
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Cycling Touring Guides Collection - 3 Books (Collection)CYTG
Cycling Touring Guides Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
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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.
How to Enjoy the World Cup (Paperback)HEWC
How to Enjoy the World Cup (Paperback)
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.
- RRP £7.99
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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.
The Official Manchester City FC Annual 2015 (Hardback)FMNC 11 years +
The Official Manchester City FC Annual 2015 (Hardback)11 years +
Although not quite as dramatic as their last-gasp 2012 Premier League title win, Manchester City still managed to claim a league and League Cup double in 2014. What better way for City fans to mark this achievement than with the Official Manchester City 2015 annual?
- RRP £7.99
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Full of facts, stats, photographs and more, the book features all the champions' top players including England goalkeeper Joe Hart, captain and centre half Vincent Kompany, talented striker Sergio Aguero and midfield powerhouse Yaya Toure.
A stocking filler sure to delight and entertain City fans of any age, this is a great keepsake of a remarkable year for Manuel Pellegrini's men and will keep Man City supporters happily entertained throughout the Christmas break and beyond.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
Football 2014 Stickers (Paperback)FBAL 6 years +
Football 2014 Stickers (Paperback)6 years +
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?
- RRP £8.00
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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.
Wisden Collection - 3 Books (Collection)WISP
Wisden Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
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.
- RRP £23.97
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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.
The Official Manchester United Players' A-Z (Hardback)MUNT
The Official Manchester United Players' A-Z (Hardback)
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.
- RRP £25.00
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Aggers' Ashes (Hardback)AGGE
Aggers' Ashes (Hardback)
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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.
Sporting Legends Audio Collection - 5 CDs (Collection)SPLE
Sporting Legends Audio Collection - 5 CDs (Collection)
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.
- RRP £60.00
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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.
Spurs! The Comic Strip History (Hardback)TCSH
Spurs! The Comic Strip History (Hardback)
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.
- RRP £9.99
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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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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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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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The Ascent of Everest (Hardback)ASEV
The Ascent of Everest (Hardback)
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.
- RRP £12.99
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The Story of the World Cup (Hardback)SOWC
The Story of the World Cup (Hardback)
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.
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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.