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Unknown Kimi Raikkonen
The authorised biography of cult hero Finnish Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkoenen - the closest thing we'll ever get to his autobiography.
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Autobiography: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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I, Robot: How to Be a Footballer 2
Sometimes being a footballer is about accidentally becoming best mates with Mickey Rourke, or understanding why spitting is considered football's most heinous crime.
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George Best: A Memoir: A unique biography of a football icon: The Perfect Gift for Football Fans
A unique biography of football icon, George Best, written by journalist and broadcaster, Michael Parkinson
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World According to Doddie: An A-Z of Life and how to Live it
Doddie Weir is much-loved as an after-dinner speaker, fundraiser and allround legend. Here is a brilliant, life-affirming collection of his bons mots!
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Klopp: Bring the Noise
The definitive insight into the man behind Liverpool's Champions League 2019 victoryJurgen Klopp was confirmed as manager of Liverpool FC in October 2015 to a rapturous reception.
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Reboot: My Life, My Time
Legendary striker Michael Owen's career divides opinion among fans and his honest new autobiography will see him set the record straight once and for all. It promises to make for an explosive read and will be one of the most talked about football books of the year.
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How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver
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Three Kings
Three of the greatest football clubs: Celtic, Liverpool and Manchester United. Their three greatest managers: Jock Stein, Bill Shankly and Matt Busby.
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No Is a Four-Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling But Succeeded in Life
The 20 principles by which pro-wrestler, international touring musician, actor and bestselling author Chris Jericho got to the top in so many different fields.
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Heads Up: My Life Story
The memoir of former Leicester, Arsenal and England footballer, Alan Smith.
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F2: Ultimate Footballer: The All New F2 Book! (Skills Book 4): (Skills Book 4)
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How I Became The Fittest Woman On Earth: My Story So Far
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Behind Closed Doors: Life, Laughs and Football
22 players chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans always win.' This book is inspired by the stories Danny and I have shared with each other about what life in football is really like: in the dressing room, in the commentary box, on the pitch and - with the appropriate pixellation - in the showers afterwards.
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Sean Cavanagh: The Obsession: My Autobiography
The compelling and searingly honest autobiography of one of Gaelic football's all-time greats.
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Suddenly A Footballer: My Story
One of the finest players in the Premier League, Juan Mata tells the inside story of life at Manchester United, as well as reliving his childhood and recalling his glory years with Chelsea and Spain.
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No Spin: My Autobiography
`My story, without the spin.'From the start of his glittering career in 1992, to his official retirement from all formats of the game in 2013, Shane Warne has long desired to tell his incredible story without compromise.
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Unbeaten: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Rocky Marciano
The biography of Rocky Marciano, the only undefeated heavyweight champion of the world, and inspiration behind Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa.
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Game of Two Halves: Famous Football Fans Meet Their Heroes
An anthology pairing the biggest names in football with their celebrity fans for a series of revelatory interviews, with forewords by Raheem Sterling and Gary Lineker, to raise funds for refugees.
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Running Free: The Autobiography
The autobiography of the first man ever to sail non-stop single-handedly round the world, one of the planet great adventurers
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My Life in Football: The Autobiography
The autobiography of the iconic, hugely influential and well-loved former English football player and manager.
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Quitters Never Win
A British underdog in the greatest fighting championship on earth, he spent the next decade winning some of the championship's most sensational contests to achieve his dream, becoming the first ever British UFC world champion in 2016.
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Jurgen Klopp
Updated to include the Champions League Victory 2019 "It is the intensity of the football, of how the people live football in Liverpool, all the Liverpool fans around the world.
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How to Be a Footballer
'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' - MetroFeatured on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans You become a footballer because you love football.
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Winning Formula: Leadership, Strategy and Motivation The F1 Way
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Boy in the Water
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Harry Kane: The Ultimate Fan Book
Harry Kane: The Ultimate Fan Book takes you into the England superstar's world like no other book. He captained England to their first FIFA World Cup semi-final for 28 years in Russia and went onto winning the FIFA World CUp 2018 Golden Boot as top scorer with six goals.
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Banksy: The Autobiography of an English Football Hero
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Scudamores: Three of a Kind
Three generations of a racing dynasty give their take on life in and out of the saddle.
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Parrish Times: My Life as a Racer
The rip-roaring autobiography of Steve Parrish, champion motorcyclist, truck racer and motorsport commentator.
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At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Forgiveness
From the daughter of Muhammad Ali comes an intimate portrait of the heavyweight boxing champion and a final love letter from a daughter to her father.
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Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion
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My World
From 2015 to 2017, Peter Sagan achieved the seemingly impossible: he won three road race World Championships in a row, ensuring his entry into the history books as one of the greatest riders of all time.
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Touched By God: How We Won the Mexico '86 World Cup
Over thirty years on from the magic of the '86 Mexico World Cup, Diego Maradona reveals, for the first time, the untold stories behind that one-of-a-kind championship.
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Mind Over Batter
From mental strength to mental health - how cricket exposes and challenge the mind like no other sport.
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Cristiano and Leo: The Race to Become the Greatest Football Player of All Time
The definitive account of the world-shaping rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and their ongoing competition to be the greatest football player of all time.
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Blood Horses
One evening late in his life, veteran sportswriter Mike Sullivan was asked by his son what he remembered best from his three decades in the press box. The result is Blood Horses, a wise, humorous and often beautiful memoir exploring the relationship between man and horse and the relationship between a sportswriter's son and his late father.
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In Sunshine or in Shadow: How Boxing Brought Hope in the Troubles
The remarkable tale of Gerry Storey, and how his boxing gym brought together a city during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
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Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance
But is it an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness?Adharanand Finn travelled to the heart of the sport to find out - and to see if could become an ultra runner himself.
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Love, Interrupted: Navigating Grief One Day at a Time
In his heart-breaking memoir, Simon Thomas (former Blue Peter presenter and one of the leading faces of Sky Sports Football) reveals how grief nearly destroyed him.
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Mental: Bad Behaviour, Ugly Truths and the Beautiful Game
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Monty Panesar: The Full Monty
Monty, a hugely popular figure both on and off the pitch, reveals for the first time the highs and lows of international cricket, including his struggle with mental health.
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Jenson Button: Life to the Limit: My Autobiography
This is my life, not the stuff you've seen, but the things you haven't. This is my childhood growing up in the West Country, my struggles, my doubts and my hopes. It's the people I've met in my seventeen years in Formula One, many of whom I've loved, some of whom I definitely haven't. It's the laughs I've shared, the battles I've fought, some on the track with rivals and friends like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. It's the pressure I struggled with as I closed in on my World Championship in 2009, it's the calm I felt every time I settled into the cockpit. It's my dad - the many times he saved me, the one moment he doubted me, the hole in my life he left me. It's everything in one go, the good days as well as the bad. A life lived not just as a racing driver but, ultimately, as a human being. Product Information: ISBN: 9781911600381 Author: Jenson Button Publisher: Blink Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 344 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm
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Survive. Drive. Win.: The Inside Story of Brawn GP and Jenson Button's Incredible F1 Championship Win
The extraordinary inside story of Brawn GP's shock 2009 F1 championship win, by the former team CEO.
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Half Time - The Autobiography (Paperback)
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Sean Cavanagh: The Obsession: My Autobiography
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Mind Game: The Secrets of Golf's Winners
In a truly groundbreaking expose of professional golf, Michael Calvin and Thomas Bjorn - captain of the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team - capture the distinctive nature of the game, and the principles and philosophies of players who dominate the world rankings.
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Villeneuve: His Untold Life from Berthierville to Zolder
Villeneuve sheds new light on the F1 legend through 48 illuminating interviews with his contemporaries and a stunning array of action and behind-the-scenes photographs, many previously unseen. Gilles Villeneuve, F1's last cavalier, lives on in the memories of his fans - his heritage all the more colourful thanks to Karoly Mehes' vivid tribute.
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John Virgo: Say Goodnight, JV - My Autobiography
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Graham Taylor In His Own Words: The autobiography
Graham Taylor was one of English football's most popular characters. During a managerial career that spanned more than a thousand games and seven promotion campaigns, he earned the respect of his peers and the love of the supporters. Taylor's football career began with six seasons at Grimsby Town. He moved on to Lincoln City where injury ended his career and, aged just twenty-eight, he became the league's youngest manager. In 1977 Elton John persuaded him to join Watford. The pair steered the club on a meteoric rise from the bottom division to Europe in just six years, finishing runners-up in their first top-flight season. After ten years at Watford, Taylor sought a new challenge with Aston Villa. They won promotion at the first attempt then finished runners-up in the top division. Taylor's excellent record in club management led to his appointment as England manager in 1990. A good start saw him lose just one of his first twenty-three internationals, but failure to reach the semi-finals of the 1992 European Championships or qualify for the 1994 World Cup left a deep sense of disappointment as well as torment at the impact the subsequent press mockery had on his family. He returned to club management with a brief stint at Wolves but it was a second spell at Watford that restored his reputation as one of the greats. Written in the two years before he died, In His Own Words is Taylor's autobiography, and tells the story of a life and career spent working with the people and the game he loved. It is an intimate and affectionate depiction of how English football changed during the forty years of his career, and a lasting portrait of a man whose humour and decent values saw him cherished by so many.