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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Release date: 26th February, 2017 Publisher: John Murray
List Price:£9.99 Our Price: £8.44 You Save: £1.55 (15%)
Sport, declares Matthew Syed, is “underpinned by themes basic to the nature of the human condition: heroism, drama, competition, hierarchy, psychology, morality and, perhaps most important of all, the quest for greatness.” This, he maintains, is why sport and our love of it, has grown despite scandals at FIFA, the IOC and a host of other governing bodies.
Release date: 09th March, 2017 Publisher: Simon & Schuster
List Price:£18.99 Our Price: £16.59 You Save: £2.4 (12%)
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)
Release date: 18th March, 2017 Publisher: A & C Black
List Price:£16.99 Our Price: £11.89 You Save: £5.1 (30%)
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Sports book of the Year
You’ve probably heard about the title that won
this award, but how about the other five nominees? They’re
all a good read and they’re all here.
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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.
The top 10
This list is regularly updated, designed to save you
time and money visiting the High Street to try and find
which sports books are currently in the top 10. A mug’s
game – read about them here
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The dramatic increase in the number of sports-related books being published over the past decade means that sports fans are continually searching for independent assessments of content before buying.
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