- Product code: ENIS
- ISBN: 9781444768602
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Format: Hardback
- Dimensions: 23.4cm x 15.3cm
- Pages: 320
- Book points: 3
Jessica Ennis: Unbelievable (Hardback)
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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Inspirational and more -
One of the best sporting autobiographies I have read. Unbelievable is an inspiring and fascinating, frank and honest account of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Britain's greatest female athlete. Not only is Jessica Ennis a deserving Olympic champion, she comes across as a great human being, willing to share her fears and weaknesses on her journey to achieving her dreams. Unbelievable and true!
Gordon ( 03/08/2013)
This was a fascinating book, which was full of determination and focused on achieving goals at extreme personal cost. She writes with great conviction about her achievements and gives great credit to the efforts of the team behind her. Well worth reading!!
Pam ( 30/07/2013)
Pure, honest excellence!! -
Just like Jessica herself, this is a book to love and cherish. She tells it - warts and all - about what it takes to be the very, very best. The guts, the pain, the team, the dedication. No rancour, no bitterness - even against people who insulted her and were far from her equal calling her tadpole - yes, you know who you are!!! - Jess describes her journey in a way that is both elegant and intoxicating. She is lovely. She is such a modest treasure. Love her while you can and read the book while you're able to see and enjoy what it takes to be GREAT - really world class and excel at what you do. This is a Briton we will never tire of calling our own!!! Snap it up while you can. Or give it as a gift. It's brilliant!
John B ( 30/07/2013)
This was a most enjoyable book which gives real insight into Jessica's life and struggle to fulfil her goal of Olympic gold.
Ann ( 30/07/2013)