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Our sports books will help you learn more about your favourite team sports such as football, rugby and cricket and the famous squads and players that have competed! You’ll also be able to find a sports book that details the history and records of athletes that compete in individual sports such as athletics and golf and learn about your favourite competitors with our range of sports biographies and autobiographies.

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Sports Books

Our sports books will help you learn more about your favourite team sports such as football, rugby and cricket and the famous squads and players that have competed! You’ll also be able to find a sports book that details the history and records of athletes that compete in individual sports such as athletics and golf and learn about your favourite competitors with our range of sports biographies and autobiographies.

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    ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Book (Other)

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    Howzat! The Cricket World Cup took place in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July this year and this is official guide to the incredible event is a fabulous memento of the sporting event that saw England achieve glory in stunning fashion against New Zealand via a super over.

    Illustrated with full-colour photographs, this book explores the history of the sport and recalls the most memorable moments from past World Cups. It also includes an analysis of all 10 teams competing for the prize - England, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Windies, South Africa, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

    It highlights the star players and venues and includes a full fixture schedule for you to complete as a memento of a sporting summer that saw England fight it out for the grand prize in the world's favourite summer sport.
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    Marathons of the World (Paperback)

    Hugh Jones

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    This guide to the best marathons in the world covers over 50 events that take place across all seven continents.

    All of the races are complemented by stunning photography and have details on when and how to enter plus information on when they take place alongside essential training tips. The race routes are also rated for difficulty and fact boxes tell you when you should apply to take part.

    London, New York, Boston, Berlin and the Midnight Sun (Norway) are just a few of the marathons featured.
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    Le Tour de France (Hardback)

    Serge Laget

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    One of the world's favourite sporting events, Le Tour de France finds cyclists competing in a huge test of skill, passion and endurance.

    This authoritative hardback looks over the event in great detail and contains over 300 photographs from its history - including some from the 19th century.

    Fully up to date with analysis of the 2017 tour (which found Chris Froome joining an elite club of four-time and three-in-a-row winners) alongside all the memorable moments from yesteryear, this beautiful book contains action shots of the most famous stars of the saddle and archive images of brochures, newspaper clippings, posters and postcards.
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    Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018 (Hardback)

    Lawrence Booth

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    With its iconic yellow jacket, the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864 and this 155th edition of the sporting miscellany might just be the best yet.

    A huge favourite with Book People customers and cricket fans all over the world, this almanack contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation. It offers reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs - including the eagerly awaited Editor's Notes and examples of the best sports writing of the year.

    This hardback is a must-have for every cricket fan.
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    Trials and Error (Hardback)

    Dougie Lampkin

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    Dougie Lampkin, the world's greatest off-road rider, talks about his life in motorcycling in this incredible and unique autobiography.

    He reveals the inspirations behind his stunts and how he always believed he was set for a life on two wheels - his dad placed a motorcycle next to his cot before he arrived home for the first time, after all!

    Dougie comes from a family of sportsmen and had won seven consecutive outdoor world titles and five indoor world titles, earning him the MBE by the age of 25 and this book he brings the excitement of his sport vividly to life - sharing behind-the-scenes drama of his Red Bull challenges including riding over a multi-million-pound F1 car without leaving a scratch.

    For fans of: Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop, Carl Fogarty
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    Ayrton Senna (Hardback)

    Bruce Jones

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    Bestselling author and journalist Bruce Jones celebrates the life of one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, Ayrton Senna, in this illustrative retrospective biography.

    From growing up in Brazil and starting his F1 career at Lotus to becoming World Champion three times, Bruce recalls key moments and shares photographs from Ayrton's amazing career.

    Complete with quotes from those who knew him best, this incredible book revisits his career moves and the fatal, tragic crash during the San Marino Grand Prix that led to major changes in the safety of racing cars.

    This is a celebration of one of the greatest drivers in the history of motorsport.
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    Stable Lass (Hardback)

    Gemma Hoggs

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    Gemma Hoggs' Stable Lass is a heartfelt memoir that reveals what it's like to work at one of the country's top racing yards.

    Gemma explains how despite the long hours and low pay, she finds her job incredibly rewarding: she works in the beautiful surroundings of Middleham in Wensleydale and the majesty of the horses makes up for any challenges she faces from humans.

    She talks about the dangers, politics, in-fighting, romances and affairs that exist in the horse riding industry and also opens up about her grief after losing a horse. She also reveals all about the people she deals with - from straight-talking boss Mickey Hammond to millionaire owners and jockeys that starve themselves to lose weight...
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    How to Ride a Bike (Hardback)

    Sir Chris Hoy

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    Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy explains how to make the most of cycling - whatever your age, experience or ability may be.

    Alongside anecdotes from his glittering career, Chris offers practical advice on strength conditioning, training plans, strengthening weaker areas and taking care of your bike.

    This handy book also covers cycling skills and safety, riding on different terrains and offers advice on diet, weight loss and the psychology of cycling.
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    Leading (Hardback)

    Alex Ferguson

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    The most decorated manager in the history of football, it's fair to say that former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson knows a few things about leadership. In Leading, he reveals the secrets to his success - both on and off the field.

    A truly inspiring read, Sir Alex looks back over his 38 years in management and tells all about the key tools he used to cover everything from tactics to teamwork and hiring to firing. Covering some of the most pivotal leadership decisions he made during his long and successful tenure at Old Trafford, he aims to provide you with the knowledge of what it takes to make it at the top, whatever your career.

    Not only a great read for Man Utd supporters, but also for anyone interested in the psychology of management at the highest level, this is a collaboration with successful businessman Sir Michael Moritz that is full of hints, tips and advice for becoming a champion.
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    501 Core Exercises (Paperback)

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    This book contains 501 different exercises that will help you fast-track your fitness.

    It has step-by-step descriptions for performing exercises effectively and safely and gives you the chance to craft the perfect workout for your body.

    The photographs are stunning and cover every element of fitness. This is a must for anyone looking to get fit.
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    Moto GP: A Photographic Celebration (Hardback)

    Philip Wain

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    This keepsake hardback provides a photographic celebration of the magnificence of Moto GP racing.

    It tells the story of how leading manufacturers such as Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki have strived to build the perfect machine and focuses on the legends that have made the sport so popular - including Barry Sheene, Eddie Lawson and Valentino Rossi.

    Written by Phil Wain, this book is full of images and accounts that reveal the stories behind historic races, technical innovations and the most memorable moments.
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    The Formula One Years (Hardback)

    Bruce Jones

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    Get in pole position with the most complete and in-depth guide to Formula One you will ever read. It covers life in the fast lane from 1950 all the way through to the present day.

    Featuring exclusive contributions from the likes of Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell and Mark Webber, this book provides an overview of every twist, turn and significant moment from the world's favourite motorsport.

    From the ecstasy of victory to the anguish of defeat, this is a truly evocative collection of memories, photographs, triumphs and tragedies.
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    The Jersey (Hardback)

    Peter Bills

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    New Zealand's rugby team have one of the most iconic shirts in sport and this informative book from international rugby reporter Peter Bills explains how their team has gone on to dominate the game for many decades now. It explains how you can take inspiration from their outlook and tactics and apply them to almost any field.

    The All Blacks have a better winning record than any other sports team and are one of the favourites for the 2019 World Cup (if they win this tournament, that will be three in a row!) but just how did a country of just 4.8 million people conquer the world?

    With exclusive access to over 90 players, coaches, officials and supporters who have made significant contributions to New Zealand's sporting success including Steve Hansen, Beauden Barrett and Richie McCaw, this book looks over New Zealand's proud history and culture how both of these have inspired so much glory.
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    The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen (Hardback)

    Kari Hotakainen

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    Kimi Raikkonen is one of the stars of Formula One but is also famously private. This revealing biography finds the Fin opening up about his life, career and way of thinking.

    A very enigmatic individual, Kari Hotakainen's book reveals what life is like in the fast lane and features a number of previously unpublished photographs from Kimi's own collection.

    Kimi reveals how he plans race strategies and what it's like racing on the world famous Grand Prix courses. This book captures the raw excitement of Formula One and has the same kind of cult appeal as I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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    More Power (Hardback)

    Hugh Matheson

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    Jurgen Grobler, one of Britain's most esteemed sporting coaches and the mastermind behind many Olympic rowing successes, has remained largely out of the spotlight throughout his life.

    This biography, written by Olympic medallist Hugh Matheson and rowing historian Christopher Dodd, looks at the ways in which he has inspired Britain's rowing teams so so many Gold medals.

    Grobler has worked with athletes including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell over the years and won Gold in a range of boat classes. This book looks over his career - from his early years in the German Democratic Republic to the fall of the Berlin Wall and then a move to Britain in pursuit of rowing greatness.
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    The London Cycling Guide (Paperback)

    Tom Bogdanowicz

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    With over 40 routes chosen by the capital's cycling experts, this book will show you the best ways of exploring London by bike.

    The comprehensive guide is packed with practical advice and detailed route maps and even offers tips on using London's self-service public bike-sharing scheme (or 'Boris bikes', as they used to be known...).

    Fully up to date, this book has full-colour photographs to capture the beauty of each ride. From the banks of the Thames to Camden and Soho and lots of landmarks, this book will help you discover them all on two wheels.
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    Valentino Rossi The Life of A Legend (Hardback)

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    Valentino Rossi is one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time and this visual book celebrates all of his incredible achievements.

    From winning the World Championship in only his second season to his 87 wins in 500cc/MotoGP races, this book covers them all. It looks at his victories, rivalries and the issues he faced as he moved from brand to brand.

    As well as stunning action photographs, this book lifts the lid on Rossi's incredible charm, wit and candour.
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    How to Be a Footballer (Paperback)

    Peter Crouch

    'Very funny on almost every page, wonderfully self-deprecating and very sharp on the ludicrous behaviour of the modern player' - Sunday Times 'The funniest man in British sport' - Metro Featured on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans You become a footballer because you love football. And then you are a footballer, and you're suddenly in the strangest, most baffling world of all. A world where one team-mate comes to training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them, and another has so many sports cars they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station. Even when their surname is incorporated in the registration plate. So walk with me into the dressing-room, to find out which players refuse to touch a football before a game, to discover why a load of millionaires never have any shower-gel, and to hear what Cristiano Ronaldo says when he looks at himself in the mirror. We will go into post-match interviews, make fools of ourselves on social media and try to ensure that we never again pay GBP250 for a haircut that should have cost a tenner. We'll be coached and cajoled by Harry Redknapp, upset Rafa Benitez and be soothed by the sound of an accordion played by Sven-Goran Eriksson's assistant Tord Grip. There will be some very bad music and some very bad decisions. I am Peter Crouch. This is How To Be A Footballer. Shall we? Can't get enough of Crouch? Tune into That Peter Crouch Podcast on Radio 5 Live
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    Usborne 50 Football Skills (Paperback)

    A handy, pocket-sized book packed with skills and tricks to improve your young star's technique on the pitch. It covers all areas of the 'Beautiful Game' - from attacking and defending to the complexities of the offside rule!

    Each football skill is illustrated with action photographs, detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions.
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    The Tour According to G (Paperback)

    Geraint Thomas

    The inspirational inside story from the 2018 Tour de France and Sports Personality of the Year winner "This year G was the strongest rider, and he finally had Lady Luck on his side. An unstoppable combination" Chris Froome "I understood what Geraint's win meant: for him, for me, for the team, and for Wales, too" Dave Brailsford "Wow!" Arsene Wenger For years Geraint Thomas appeared blessed with extraordinary talent but jinxed at the greatest bike race in the world: twice an Olympic gold medallist on the track, Commonwealth champion, yet at the Tour de France a victim of crashes, bad luck and his willingness to sacrifice himself for his team-mates. In the summer of 2018, that curse was blown away in spectacular fashion - from the cobbles of the north and the iconic mountain climbs of the Alps to the brutal slopes of the Pyrenees and, finally, the Champs-Elysees in Paris. As a boy, G had run home from school on summer afternoons to watch the Tour on television. This July, across twenty-one stages and three weeks, and under constant attack from his rivals, he made the race his own. With insight from the key characters around Geraint, this is the inside story of one of the most thrilling and heart-warming tales in sport. Not only can nice guys come first - they can win the biggest prize of all.
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    F2: Football Academy (Paperback)

    F2 Freestylers

    Take your game to the next level with the new book from the world's biggest football YouTubers, the F2. We're the F2 and in our brand new book we're going to show you how to take your football skills to the next level. In these pages we turn the spotlight on the greatest players, the biggest teams, and most jaw-dropping moments from across the football world, and teach you the skills and the tekkers it takes to be the best! Want step-overs like Sanchez? Or a piledriver like Ibrahimovic? Or quick-feet like Messi? We show you how. Our book is filled with tips and hacks, as well as the inside track on your favourite stars: Pogba, Suarez, Aguero and the rest. There's even a free app that brings the book to life and shows you how to turbo-charge your tekkers! There's not a moment to lose - open, read, learn, download and get out on the pitch and practise. Love, peace and tekkers.
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    Leap (Hardback)

    Geva Mentor

    Geva Mentor is the best netballer in the world. In her honest, open and inspiring autobiography, Leap, she sheds light on her journey to becoming the best. As a child she was a naturally gifted athlete, standing out at 5'10" at the age of twelve. She began life as a champion trampolinist, but when she outgrew the sport, literally, she found she had to try something new. This led her to basketball, but the boys on the other teams complained - she was just too good. Making up the numbers for an impromptu netball match one day at the age of thirteen she found her home in netball - or rather it found her. From here, Geva's rise amongst the ranks of British netball was stratospheric, she was playing for the England senior team when she was just fifteen years old. Taking risks and forging the way for other athletes Geva moved to Australia to develop her game by playing in the best league in the world. However, it's not all been easy, both on and off the court, and Geva talks honestly about her personal life, and how the difficulties and failures of her teams, both international and domestic, have driven her on to achieve the highest possible success in the sport.
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    FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019: The Official Book (Paperback)

    Jen O'Neill

    From 7 June to 7 July 2019, 23 teams from around the world will travel to host nation France to contest the eighth FIFA Women's World Cup. This guide provides an insightful and in-depth preview of women's football's biggest and greatest tournament. The features include: a review of the qualifying campaign; information on each of the tournament's nine venues; an in-depth analysis of all 24 participating teams and their star players; a retrospective look at the first seven FIFA Women's World Cups. In short, the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 is essential reading to get the most from this special event.
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    Football School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World (Paperback)

    Alex Bellos

    A groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through the prism of football. The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge? You will find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football. Your coaches at Football School, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, are journalists, broadcasters and award-winning science and sports writers. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging writing make them the perfect team to teach you how to score with your head.
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If you love being outdoors and getting your heart racing, then check out our range of sports books to give you some inspiration, from sports biographies to rulebooks, we have every sport covered in our selection of sports and games books.

Rulebooks and game guides

To simplify even the most complicated sports, check out one of our books on the rules and basics of whichever sport you are interested in, or check out our introductory guides on everything, from Pilates to bodybuilding.

Diverse variety

From football to golf to biking to gymnastics and horse racing, every sport is represented in our range. Plus every type of sportsperson, with books from and about the professionals to introductory guides to help newbies take on a new sport.

True stories from sporting legends

Discover one of our sports biographies or autobiographies to read about their amazing life stories and learn how some of the world’s most famous sportspeople came to be champions.