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    Charlie Butcher
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    Following three fishing fanatics as they head off on an epic adventure around the globe, Fishing Impossible is an ITV programme that has had so many people hooked. Described as Top Gear for fishing, it's full of extreme situations...

    This tie-in book is just as funny and fascinating as the show and finds Charlie, Jay and Blowfish looking back over their trips. From spear-fishing in the Bahamas to bungee jumping in British Columbia and dodging crocodiles in Kenya, they look at how they managed to catch fish in entertaining and bizarre ways.

    You'll feel as if you are with the gang as you read about their adrenalin-fuelled trips.
  • MTSQ
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    Howzat! Any cricket fan will love testing their knowledge with the 3,000 questions from every era of Test Match Special featured in this brain-teasing quiz book.

    From identifying some of the most famous players from history to naming grounds, the questions are sure to test even the biggest cricket fan's mind.

    Looking over a huge archive of material, Dan Waddell's book also focuses on the gaffes, giggles, cakes and celebrity guests who have appeared on the show.
  • ANNM 7 years +
    Match
    7 years +
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    From Leicester's unexpected (and glorious) Premier League success to Portugal's triumph at the European Championships, 2016 has been an incredible year for football fans of all ages.

    The Match! Annual remains one that should be top of every footy fan's list. It looks back over the crazy year and is packed with facts, posters, quizzes and so much more. It will even help you pick your own World Dream Team.

    It also looks at the wonder kids you can expect to be lighting up the sport in the 12 months ahead and focuses on big-name players including Gareth Bale, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo!
  • TBCB
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    The Bicycle Book provides a glorious, visual celebration of the bike. From iron-framed Boneshakers to record-breaking carbon-fibre track bikes, it features photos and details of over 300 classic bicycles.

    As well as the bikes themselves, the book also focuses on the courses that have held the most famous races. It will introduce you to the most important designers and innovators of the cycling world and some of the most defining moments in cycling history.

    Cycling is a global sporting, leisure and transport and this book will delight anyone who is fascinated by life on two wheels.
  • SR0015
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    The Encyclopedia of Formula 1 showcases the highs and lows of the most cutting-edge series in the history of motorsport.

    From its beginnings right up to the modern day, this guide gives comprehensive insight into all aspects of the exciting sport including coverage of memorable drivers, constructor teams, circuits and moments.

    Using fascinating photographs and statistics throughout, the history of Formula 1 tells a story of genius and endeavour, rivalry and camaraderie and triumph and tragedy.
  • SR0020
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    This two-book set contains everything you need to get pedalling happily and safely, all explained with a minimum of technobabble and bags of common sense. The handbook is lovely to look at and crammed with everything you need to enjoy life on two wheels, whether you are a first-timer or a gnarly old hand, from the basics of buying a bike to some fun things to do with it. En route you will pick up plenty of simple but savvy tips on riding, route planning, kit and upkeep. The Journal is the perfect place to keep a log of all your rides. Use it to note down the distance and routes, even how many calories you've burned, and you'll be able to track your progress. In addition, you can jot down your bike-shop wish lists and record the vital statistics of your bicycle.
  • MHMU
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    Manchester United is one of the most iconic teams in the history of football. With an unparalleled level of success on the field and huge popularity off it, the Red Devils are a phenomenon.

    From the creators of Match! magazine, this book looks over the club's history and will take you from their emergence as Newto Heath through to the club they are today. It looks at how Old Trafford became the Theatre of Dreams and how the team have achieved so much over the years.
  • GRUT
    Greg Rutherford
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    Not only a gold medal-winning athlete (in fact, he's one of the most successful British Olympians of all time) but also one of the stars of this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing, Greg Rutherford tells his story in this revealing autobiography.

    One of the few Brits to have won gold at European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic level, he reveals how his route to the top was not a smooth journey. A reckless teenager who would sometimes sleep rough or car surf, he found an outlet in sport.

    He tells how falling short in the Beijing Olympics inspired him to glory on London 2012's unforgettable 'Super Saturday' and explains how his hard work and dedication paid off. An opinionated and likeable figure, he also offers up his thoughts on current issues surrounding the athletics world including doping.
  • TOTC
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    Ross Brawn, the most successful figure in Formula 1 history, and Adam Parr, the former CEO of Williams, have come together in Total Competition to explain to motor racing fans the lessons they have learned during their career and how they can use these to achieve their very own business goals.

    Compelling, comprehensive and revealing, this book explains what it takes to get to the top in a way that recalls Sir Alex Ferguson's bestselling advice guide, Leading. Ross Brawn talks about his four decades of success and examines the methods he has used to achieve so much. He also examines the occasions when he has got things wrong.

    This is a definitive portrait of modern motorsport that explores the pressures of the sport and the cut-throat nature of an industry where coming second is deemed as failure.
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    Joey Barton
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    One of the most compelling and controversial characters from 'the Beautiful Game', Joey Barton reveals all in this explosive, warts-and-all autobiography.

    Raw yet redemptive, the book not only finds Joey looking back at a footballing career that has taken in stints at Manchester City, Newcastle, Queens Park Rangers, Marseille, Burnley and Glasgow Rangers but also a troubled personal life that found him being sent to prison for assault in 2008.

    It was this experience, along with the birth of his children, that made Joey sit back and re-evaluate his life and decisions. He claims that football is a sport that 'eats people alive' and in his trademark candid, challenging and entertaining style explains how this and his upbringing affected his decision-making. A popular figure on social media, he also talks about his plans for the future.
  • SBOB
    Daniel Tatarsky
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    Daniel Tatarsky provides an accessible and fascinating history of life on two wheels in The Splendid Book of the Bicycle.

    A great gift for any cycling fan, it's a fun read that is packed with practical information and covers all the way from the first navigation of the globe on a penny-farthing through to today's state-of-the-art bikes (and their riders!).

    Beautifully illustrated with evocative imagery, the book looks at how the bike invented and its subsequent historical development and impact on social history. It even looks at the depiction of bicycles in films, books and art.
  • MHLV
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    There are not many football clubs like Liverpool... the Kop, the Anfield roar, the famous red kit - they're an iconic team and have won so many trophies over the year.

    This book, from the creators of Match! magazine, tells the full story of the Reds' history. From their humble beginnings to the record haul of European Cups (including 'The Miracle of Istanbul), this is a must for any Liverpool fan.
  • HTWF
    Ruud Gullit
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    A Chelsea, AC Milan and Netherlands legend, Ruud Gullit's knowledge of 'the Beautiful Game' and his affable manner has made him one of the most popular pundits around.

    In How to Watch Football, he reveals some of the secrets of the sport and invites you to join him in 'reading' a match. He'll tell you why sometimes one striker can be better than three, why the best defenders never need to tackle and even reveals the secret of tiki-taka.

    With years of experience gained from playing, coaching and providing punditry, he also discusses formations, tactical decisions and the hidden patterns you should watch out for in the next match you watch.
  • JVMS
    Jamie Vardy
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    Jamie Vardy's having a party - and you're invited!

    The Leicester City and England striker, who worked his way up from non-league to the highest stage, has just enjoyed the best year of his life. Leading the line and scoring so many goals for the Foxes in their unbelievable Premier League-winning season, he was also one of the few England players to make an impact at Euro 2016 and is now frightening Champions League defences with his pace and goalscoring instinct.

    This autobiography finds Jamie talking about his Roy of the Rovers-style story. An ordinary lad from Sheffield, he was rejected by his boyhood club as a teenager and spent time playing at the likes of Stocksbridge Park Steels, Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town before finally finding his feet a Leicester. After playing a huge part in their escape from relegation, he then had a season to remember when Leicester charged to the top of the table - and stayed there - in the 2015/2016 season. During this miracle run, he also became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League games.

    This is an inspiring story that proves dreams can come true. It's a must-read for any football fan.
  • OFCH 7 years +
    Grange Communications
    7 years +
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    As Chelsea fans start to enjoy the new brand of football played under Antonio Conte, they will absolutely love this annual.

    Packed with information and behind-the-scenes gossip from Stamford Bridge, it also features quizzes, games and jokes. It's a must for any true Blue!
  • OFEV 7 years +
    Grange Communications
    7 years +
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    Ronald Koeman's arrival as manager at Goodison Park has brought a fresh new impetus to the Toffees and Everton fans are expecting huge things in the near future.

    Packed with photographs and interviews, it also features a review of the season, player profiles, quizzes and many more amazing activities.
  • OFMC 7 years +
    Grange Communications
    7 years +
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    Pep Guardiola has arrived to take charge of Manchester City and the Blues supporters are having a great time. With the team banging in goals left, right and centre, this annual will make an ideal gift.

    It's full of fun features, player profiles (including the summer signings, quizzes, word searches and so many more amazing activities. There are also facts and stats to pore over.
  • MTRM 7 years +
    7 years +
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    This 2017 annual will tell football fans of all ages everything they could want to know about the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and the other star players who wear the famous white shirt of Real Madrid.

    Providing behind-the-scenes gossip, facts, stats, player profiles and activities, this is a brilliant gift for anyone who loves Spanish football and who dreams of visiting the Bernabeu.
  • OFTS 7 years +
    Grange Communications
    7 years +
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    With a side that features the likes of Harry Kane, Delle Alli and Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Hotspur are one of the most popular - and entertaining - teams in the Premier League.

    Featuring pictures, games and quizzes for all Spurs fans to enjoy, this 2017 annual has player profiles, photographs and amazing activities to complete. It's a great book to dip into and is available at a back-of-the-net price.
  • FRGU
    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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    Chris Boardman
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    An Olympic winner at Barcelona in 1992, Chris Boardman is one of Britain's favourite cyclists and his success inspired the likes of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish.

    Now a familiar figure in sports broadcasting, he tells his story in his own words in this funny and engrossing autobiography. Throughout his glittering career - in addition to winning Gold - Chris broke the world hour record three times, wore the famous Yellow Jersey on three separate occasions at the Tour de France and established himself as the sport's best ever prologue rider.

    Following his retirement, he set up the famous R&D 'Secret Squirrel' club. It was their technical know-how that helped Team GB succeed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

    From time spent taking part in amateur time trials in his beloved Wirral to how his journey (and subsequent fame) affected his family, Chris reveals all with trademark Scouse wit.
  • SBWA
    Steve Backshall
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    Steve Backshall is a popular explorer and familiar figure from TV who is renowned for his intrepid attitude and love of animals and nature. In this eye-opening book, he gives tips on everything from snorkelling to tree climbing.

    A very hands-on guide bursting with practical advice on how to get involved with wildlife, it mainly focuses on Britain and northern Europe and is packed with practical advice. Among its activities are ones you can carry out on the coast, in the mountains and in wetlands and woodlands. He even reveals how mountain-biking and climbing are among the best ways of exploring our natural beauty.

    A great book for anyone who wants to get closer to nature, Steve also offers practical advice on bushcraft and survival.
  • UEFA
    Keir Radnedge
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    Football fans of all ages are enjoying watching the European Championships that take place in France.

    With 24 teams competing for the big prize (including England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland) it's sure to be a closely fought contest that will keep supporters hooked until the very final ball is kicked.

    Suitable for obsessives and casual fans, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about Euro 2016. It reveals how France won the bid and gives an overview of the venues; a review of the qualification competition; a comprehensive analysis of every team and their key players; and a look back at the tournament's glorious history.

    It even has the full schedule so you can fill in every result over the course of the tournament.
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    Vassos Alexander
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    A member of Chris Evans' Breakfast Show team on BBC Radio 2, Vassos Alexander is one of the UK's best-known and most-loved sports broadcasters. In this light-hearted memoir of 26.2 chapters, he reveals the highs and lows of falling in love with running.

    From his first efforts of trying to reach the end of his street to completing marathons and triathlons in the same weekend, it's an incredible journey. Vassos talks about how part of the appeal of running is the childlike joy of reaching top speed when you could just walk.

    Funny, inspiring and honest, the book also features a running-themed song to accompany each of Vassos' achievements and the book provides a fascinating insight into how the likes of Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram and the Brownlees first started out.