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Coming Back To Me: The Autobiography of Marcus Trescothick
Marcus Trescothick

A true-life sporting memoir of one of the best batsman in the game who stunned the cricket world when he prematurely ended his own England career. Trescothick’s brave and soul-baring account of his mental frailties opens the way to a better understanding of the unique pressures experienced by modern-day professional sportsmen.

At 29, Marcus Trescothick was widely regarded as one of the batting greats. With more than 5,000 Test runs to his name and a 2005 Ashes hero, some were

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From Lee to Li: An A–Z guide of martial arts heroes
Ben Stevens

An A-Z guide to martial arts heroes

Who gave Bruce Lee advice on kicking and taught Muhammad Ali how to punch? Which Welshman is revered in Japan as a karate expert, novelist and environmentalist? On which film did Jackie Chan fracture his skull and almost lose his life? All these questions and more are answered in From Lee To Li.
Ben Stevens, a lifelong martial arts fan, has compiled a quirky and informative guide to the giants of martial arts history. From Bruce Lee to Jet Li,

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Jumbo to Jockey: Fasting to the Finishing Post
Dominic Prince

How one man turned a midlife crisis into the realisation of a childhood dream at 4pm at Wincanton

Dominic Prince, journalist, documentary-maker, racing enthusiast and bon viveur hit the scales at nearly 16 stone on his 45th birthday. It was not always so. His first love was and still is horses. As a child he would bunk off school to ride his first horse, Conker, and it was only after an horrific accident that left him and his horse wound up in barbed wire that he stepped down off his

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Sex & Bowls & Rock and Roll: How I Swapped My Rock Dreams for Village Greens
Alex Marsh

The story of a man who gives up the rock ‘n’ roll dream... to play bowls.

Alex Marsh wanted to be a rock star - but it didn’t work out. Instead he toiled away in the big city - only to give up his career, move to rural Norfolk, and become a househusband. Only he isn’t a very good one. Whilst his pride won't let him admit it, he struggles with the cooking, the cleaning and the isolation. He hires a cleaner without telling his wife, his repertoire of baked potatoes exhausts quickly. He

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Get Her Off the Pitch!: How Sport Took Over My Life
Lynne Truss

From the bestselling author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, a hilarious new book from Lynne Truss about her strange journey through the world of sport and sports journalism.

Get Her Off the Pitch! is the story of one woman's foray into the very masculine and rather baffling world of sport. Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, spent four years as an unlikely sports writer for The Times. It was a job that took her around the world (via the most difficult journeys and least

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You Cannot Be Serious!: The 101 Most Frustrating Things in Sport
Matthew Norman

This is a book for the sports lover.

Some of us spend too much time in the shed listening to sport on the radio and hogging the television. The thing about sports lovers is that we hate so much about it, we shout at the radio and the television; we love sport so much that if any of it makes us cross, it makes us FURIOUS. So this is a book for us, the sports loving angry brigade.

So, introducing: Frank Lampard; badge kissing (Frank Lampard); Neville Neville, for producing the

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Out of the Shadows
Neil Cadigan, Wally Lewis
Rugby league's 'King', as you've never seen him Wally Lewis will forever be known to rugby league fans as 'The King'. He could do what appeared to be impossible on the field and yet, unbeknown to those around him, including his family and closest friends, he managed to perform at the most elite level while hiding a secret. When he finally revealed to a stunned public that he'd been living with epilepsy for years, he did so just prior to undergoing life-saving brain surgery for the neurological
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Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice
Matthew Syed

Essential reading following an astounding summer of sport; if you’ve ever wondered what makes a champion, Bounce has the answer.

This edition does not include illustrations.

What are the real secrets of sporting success, and what lessons do they offer about life? Why doesn’t Tiger Woods “choke”? Why are the best figure skaters those that have fallen over the most and why has one small street in Reading produced more top table tennis players than the rest of the country put

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Lead to Succeed: What it takes to be the best
Craig Lewis
Craig Lewis is a well-respected sports psychologist, instrumental in the successful 2005 Tri-Nations Rugby League campaign for the Kiwis. Building on his sporting success he has become a corporate motivational speaker and works with leading companies: Les Mills, Price Waterhouse, Deloittes, Team McMillan, Briscoes, CocaCola Amatil and Farmers. Lead to Succeed has been written for sportspeople and businesspeople alike who are looking for strategies to up their game and put into practice the
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Sunrise from the Summit
Michele Cox
17 Inspirational women tell their stories. Inspirational stories about Kiwi sportswomen who are making it to the top in their chosen sports internationally and nationally - in traditional and non traditional sports. The book profiles 17 of NZ's top female sporting athletes, coaches and administrators, providing an in-depth view of their remarkable feats - what motivated them and assisted them, what obstacles they had to overcome. With key messages summarized at the end of each chapter and an
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