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Apart form its current publications, John Blake Publishing has a sizeable back list of acclaimed sporting titles. These include biographies of stars such as Roger Federer, WG Grace, Fernando Torres and Frankie Dettori. For more information, visit www.blake.co.uk



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Four Mums in a Boat: By Jeanette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Nikki Doeg & Frances Davies

Release date: 16th March, 2017
Publisher: HQ

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The story of four women in their forties and fifties, who went from meeting at their local rowing club each Saturday morning in order to get some exercise while enjoying a laugh and a gossip, to rowing the Atlantic in record time offers a compelling form of sporting inspiration. (read review)

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Dr Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher, Legend By Andrew Downie

Release date: 09th March, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Very few people, especially footballers, warrant an obituary in The Economist, the high-brow weekly founded in 1843. Presidents, Prime Ministers and seriously rich entrepreneurs tend to be the folks about whom The Economist writes once they’ve died, but in 2011, Brazil’s former midfielder and captain, the outrageously skilled Socrates, justified his inclusion on several fronts as Andrew Downie’s excellent biography confirms. (read review)



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The Beardless Adventurer and Her Inconvenience: A first-time cycle trip across Europe By Donna Marie Ashton

Release date: 07th April, 2017
Publisher: Independently published

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We have a copy of THE BEARDLESS ADVENTURER to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: Which city is the capital of Brittany ? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 20th April 2017 (read review)

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Sports book of the Year

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All time greats

It may seem as though sports books are a new phenomenon or limited solely to autobiographies, but this is not the case. There have been a number of classic sports titles over the years, a selection of which we have chosen here.



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