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Books by Colin O'Brien

  • Giro d'Italia

    Colin O'Brien

    Product Code: BOHXQ
    Paperback
    The story of the Giro d'Italia - Italy's equivalent of the Tour de France, and its superior in the eyes of many - is as dramatic and full of extraordinary characters as the story of Italy itself. Heroism, suffering, feuds and betrayals, tradition under threat from modernity all play out against a timeless landscape. The iconic riders, mythical stories and career defining exploits are conveyed in rich, vibrant prose.
    • £9.09
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  • Travellers Children in London Fields

    Colin O'Brien

    Product Code: BCMRI
    Hardback
    A handsome photography book collecting together Colin O'Brien's portraits of the Travellers' Children in London Fields. These pictures record an extraordinary meeting between a photographer and a group of Irish Travellers' children in London Fields in 1987, yet the subject of Colin O'Brien's tender and clear-eyed photographs is no less than the elusive drama of childhood itself.
    • £8.00
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  • Giro d'Italia

    Colin O'Brien

    Product Code: AYIUV
    Hardback
    Born of tumult in 1909, the Giro d'Italia helped unite a nation. Since then it has reflected it too; the race's capricious and unpredictable nature matching the passions and extremes of Italy itself. A desperately hard race through a beautiful country, the Giro has bred characters and stories that dramatise the shifting culture and society of its home: Alfonsina Strada, who cropped her hair and raced against the men in 1924. Ottavio Bottecchia, expected to challenge for the winner's Maglia Rosa in 1928, until killed on a training ride, probably by Mussolini's Black Shirts. Fausto Coppi, the metropolitan playboy with amphetamines in his veins, guided by a mystic blind masseur; and his arch rival Gino Bartali; humble, pious and countrified (and brave: recently it emerged he smuggled papers for persecuted Jewish Italians). The Giro's most tragic hero - Marco Pantani, born to climb but fated to lose. Halted only by World Wars, the Giro has been contested since 1909. The 2017 edition will be its one hundredth. This book celebrates it in all its kaleidoscopic glory.
    • £13.79
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