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Sports Books

  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2017 - Hardback - 9781472935199 - Lawrence Booth
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    Lawrence Booth
    • £8.00
    • RRP £50.00
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    With its iconic yellow jacket, the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. This is the 154th edition of the hugely popular sporting miscellany. It's a must-have for any cricket fan.

    A huge favourite with Book People customers and cricket fans all over the world, this book contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation. It also has 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 is a comprehensive record of 2017's cricketing highs and lows.
  • The Vision Book of Football Records 2018 - Hardback - 9781909534780
    TVFR
    • £4.50
    • RRP £16.99
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    Every year, The Vision Book of Football Records showcases the best facts, stats and feats from 'the Beautiful Game' and delights footy fans of all ages!

    The ninth edition of this bright and appealing annual includes an entry on every English league team and all the Scottish SPL clubs plus major European and world clubs including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Paris Saint Germain.

    This football-crazy book also showcases a squad of current and former football legends and a wealth of fun and quirky entries that celebrate the more bizarre footy facts and records e.g. a match that was delayed by the crazy antics of an Eagle Owl and the match where all 22 players were sent off!
  • HWSE
    Geoff Tibballs
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    The world's greatest sporting spectacles include the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Olympics but what about those alternative events where participants risk their lives in pursuit of glory for scant reward e.g. Mongolia's yak racing.

    This light-hearted book covers the weird and wonderful of the sporting world including Germany's Mud Olympics, where competitors play soccer, volleyball and handball while knee-deep in mud; Oregon's Pig-n-Ford races where drivers speed around a track while carrying a live pig under one arm; and Australia's take on the Boat Race - where teams carry boats along the dry bed of the River Todd.

    Other amazing experiences include cheese rolling, volcano boarding and underwater hockey.
  • UNCV
    Boris Starling
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Following the success of the Invictus Games in Toronto, it's clear that sport can change lives and save lives.

    Created and spearheaded by Prince Harry, for whom this is a very personal cause, the Games are for current and former servicemen and women who have been wounded, injured or sick.

    This tournament is full of inspiring stories about people who have overcome the odds to compete in this momentous sporting event. Among those taking place are triple amputees, cancer survivors, multiple sclerosis patients and PTSD sufferers.

    This book focuses on the people who make the Invictus Games so special and tells their stories. You will be in awe of how they have managed to do so well after such devastating experiences. It's a tribute to the power of the human spirit.
  • TLFD
    • £5.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Football fans know all about the advent of the Premier League in 1992, but what about the 104 years of league football that preceded it? This fascinating book, written by Guardian journalist Scott Murray, tells the story of the old First Division.

    In this one-stop guide to the history of the 'Beautiful Game', Murray cherry-picks the history of the game and rambles about the likes of Preston, Burnley and Wolves just as much as Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester. he also talks about the plight of Glossop - the smallest club to ever play top-flight football.

    Packed with humour and insight, Murray also celebrates the managerial genius of the likes of Tom Watson (the Victorian Mourinho - who was known for his bowler hat), Bill Shankly and Brian Clough. This book will delight any football fan who wants to learn about the sport before it turned into the all-encompassing, multi-billion-bound industry it is today.
  • HTBC
    • £9.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    In this eye-opening autobiography, car designer and engineer Adrian Newey looks back over a full-throttle career in Formula 1 that has lasted nearly 40 years.

    Adrian has designed cars for everyone from Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost to Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel and has won 10 championships and over 150 Grand Prix during the course of his career. A true engineering genius, he talks about his life in racing and all his successes as well as the tragedies he's suffered, including the death of Ayrton Senna.

    Illustrated throughout and featuring some never-before seen drawings, this memoir is perfect for F1 fans, petrolheads or anyone who's ever wanted to know how a car actually works. It's fascinating and very powerful.
  • MotoGP: The Illustrated History - Hardback - 9781780979984 - Michael Scott
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    Michael Scott
    • £6.00
    • RRP £25.00
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    Featuring exclusive interviews with legends of the sport including Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Wayne Rainey, this book provides a fascinating look back over the full-throttle history of Moto GP.

    A brilliant hardback, it's great for new and old fans alike and is packed with glorious photographs that capture the speed and excitement of this exhilarating motorsport.

    It looks back on the winners, losers, triumphs and crashes that have made the world's premier motorcycle championship so iconic and beloved.
  • CYCC
    Dave Walker
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
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    Renowned cartoonist and bike lover Dave Walker provides an illustrated guide to life on two wheels in The Cycling Cartoonist.

    From 20 Reasons to Love Cycling to objective comparisons between different modes of transport and the reasons why cleaning your bike is a chore to the skills required by a cycling commentator, this book will have riders (and their non-riding significant others) laughing out loud.

    A great gift for anyone who loves bikes, its witty illustrations reveal the truth regarding everything about them.
  • HDRV
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    Who better to provide ultimate driving advice than The Stig? In How to Drive, Ben Collins, BBC Top Gear's former in-house speed demon and stunt driver for the likes of James Bond and Batman (not a bad CV!), provides drivers with all of the need-to-know information they didn't learn to pass their driving test.

    Honing his skills in just about every class of driving imaginable - from Formula 3 to Le Mans 24 and American stock car racing - this highly entertaining book reveals all on how to make you a better, safer and more economical driver, making day-to-day driving a lot more of an enjoyable experience.

    Packed with illustrations, gobsmacking anecdotes and track-honed advice from controlling a skid to smooth-like-butter gear changes, How to Drive is a funny, witty and wise book for anyone who wants (or needs) to become a better driver.
  • MTSQ
    • £4.99
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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.
  • Match Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9780752266053 - Match
    TCHA 7 years +
    Match
    7 years +
    • £3.50
    • RRP £7.99
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    Match! is the UK's favourite football magazines and its annual is always one of Book People's bestsellers. Available at a back-of-the-net price, it's a goal-den read for footy fans of all ages!

    This year, Match! fans can build their ultimate players (would you rather have Ronaldo's skill or Lukaku's power?) and learn all about the wonderkids who are set to light up 2018 - which, let's not forget, is a World Cup year.

    There are also features on stars' cars, Premier League legends, quizzes, cartoons and so much more. Among the players featured are Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero!
  • The Official Arsenal Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781911287643
    ARSL 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £8.99
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    Arsenal are one of the world's most popular football clubs. Managed by Arsene Wenger for many, many years, they continue to wow the legions of fans at the Emirates with their attacking swagger and goalscoring prowess.

    This brilliant annual is packed with facts, stats, photographs and activities inspired by the famous team. It's a brilliant gift for any Gunners fan!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
  • Match! Barcelona Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781907823855 - Match
    BRCN 7 years +
    Match
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £8.99
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    From the makers of Match! magazine comes an annual dedicated to one of the world's favourite football teams - Barcelona! It's a brilliant book for any footy fan who dreams of pulling on that famous jersey and showing off their skills at Camp Nou.

    This brilliant annual is packed with facts, stats, photographs and activities inspired by the famous team. It's a brilliant gift for any Barca fan!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
  • The Official Cheslea Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781911287681
    CHLS 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.00
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    Chelsea rounded off the 2016-2017 season by winning the Premier League and this is a great present for any supporter of the team who ply their trade at Stamford Bridge. It looks at the glorious season under Antonio Conte and features players including N'Golo Kante, Eden Hazard and Gary Cahill.

    This brilliant annual is packed with facts, stats, photographs and activities inspired by the famous team. It's a brilliant gift for any Blues fan!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
  • The Official Everton Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781911287704 - Darren Griffiths
    EVRN 7 years +
    Darren Griffiths
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £8.99
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    One of the nation's favourite football teams, the new-look Everton have stunned fans everywhere with their signings in 2017. From the young goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to the return of legend Wayne Rooney, there's so much for the Goodison Park faithful to be excited about.

    This brilliant annual is packed with facts, stats, photographs and activities inspired by the famous team. It's a brilliant gift for any Toffees fan!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
  • The Official Liverpool Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781911287742
    LIVP 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £8.99
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    Liverpool are one of England's most famous and popular football clubs and this is a great read for any fan of the team who wow the loyal crowds at Anfield.

    This brilliant annual is packed with facts, stats, photographs and activities inspired by the famous team. It's a brilliant gift for any Reds fan!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
  • The Official Manchester City Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781911287759
    MNCT 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £8.99
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    Now managed by the one and only Pep Guardiola, Manchester City are still turning heads with their incredible attacking prowess. Sergio Aguero is banging in so many goals and it's quite possible they'll end 2018 with many trophies in their cabinet.

    This brilliant annual is packed with facts, stats, photographs and activities inspired by the famous team. It's a brilliant gift for any City fan!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
  • The Official Manchester United Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781911287766
    MNUT 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £8.99
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    Is there a more thrilling sight in English football then Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial in full flight as they attack with pace, skill and passion and score goals for fun? It's an exciting time to be a Manchester United fan, especially now Jose Mourinho has got them back to winning ways.

    This brilliant annual is packed with facts, stats, photographs and activities inspired by the famous team. It's a brilliant gift for any Red Devils fan!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
  • Match! Real Madrid Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781907823879 - Match
    RLMD 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.00
    • RRP £8.99
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    From the makers of Match! magazine comes an annual dedicated to one of the world's favourite football teams - Real Madrid! It's a brilliant book for any footy fan who dreams of pulling on that famous jersey and showing off their skills at Bernabeu. It features all their stars including the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo.

    This brilliant annual is packed with facts, stats, photographs and activities inspired by the famous team. It's a brilliant gift for any Real fan!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
  • The Official Tottenham Hotspur Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781911287810
    TOSP 7 years +
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £8.99
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    Playing their home games at Wembley Stadium for a year while White Hart Lane is expanded, Tottenham Hotspur are one of the biggest teams in the Premier League. Led by stars including Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli, there's a bright future ahead for the North London team...

    This brilliant annual is packed with facts, stats, photographs and activities inspired by the famous team. It's a brilliant gift for any Spurs fan!

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
  • MTTB
    Patrick Barclay
    • £6.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    Manchester United's identity as an attacking force can all be tracked back to one man - legendary manager, Sir Matt Busby.

    With an emphasis on young, local players, Busby's football teams played a quick, passing, attacking game that entertained fans in their droves. However, tragedy struck when his 'Busby Babes' team were involved in the 1958 Munich air disaster where 23 people died (including eight players). This definitive biography looks at the effect of this tragedy and how, a decade later, Busby led a new United team to triumph as they won the European Cup.

    With interviews with players including Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Nobby Styles, who reveal just what it felt like to play for one of the greatest and most influential football managers of all time, this book reveals the qualities that set Busby apart.
  • SBBR
    Stuart Broad
    • £6.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    In his brand new book Broadside: How We Regained the Ashes, England international cricketer Stuart Broad explains how the England cricket team bounced back from a very disappointing World Cup to rediscover the form and passion that led them to an unexpected Ashes triumph and provides a revealing portrait of the life at the top of international cricket.

    Only a few weeks before, there had been calls for captain Alastair Cook to step down, and for Kevin Pietersen to be recalled to the side, while Broad himself appeared to be struggling to regain his pace after an injury. After a moderate series in the Caribbean, England began to find a new approach against New Zealand, which they carried through to devastating effect to win the Ashes.

    A fiery competitor on the pitch, Broad is extremely eloquent off it and his insights into the game and the key moments that spurred England to Ashes success will delight cricket fans of all ages.
  • RFYL
    William Pullen
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Written by William Pullen, the founder of Dynamic Running Therapy, Run for Your Life: Mindful Running for a Happy Life brings together the joys of running and mindfulness and shows how this combination can lead to a happier, healthier life.

    This book shows how the 'runner's high' that so many experience can be used as a force of incredible energy. Whether you are looking for strategies to cope with anxiety, anger or change or have a huge decision playing on your mind, there's a mindfulness exercise that is especially designed to be implemented while on a run or walk.

    This provides a truly holistic approach to living and carrying out exercise.
  • TFHF
    Phil Tufnell
    • £6.99
    • RRP £18.99
    • Save £12.00
    Phil Tufnell (or Tuffers, as he's now more commonly known from his time in the Jungle and on Question of Sport) is a cricket legend and national treasure. In this book he's chosen his very own Hall of Fame - and it's packed with legends of the sport, offbeat characters and various surprises.

    From boyhood heroes to favourite team-mates and toughest opponents to unforgettable umpires and brilliant broadcasters, Phil provides an analysis of a very diverse and enchanting cast of cricketing legends with typical Tuffers wit.

    He even adds some truly surprising non-cricketing inductees into his personal Hall of Fame. Showcasing the most charming characters in cricket, this is a great gift for anyone who loves the summer sport.