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Belt Boy by Kevin Lueshing with Mike Dunn

Release date: 29th April, 2016
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

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He fought with the initials NSPCC sewn on his shorts. But nobody knew why. He became a British champion and knocked down one of the most-famous boxers on the planet in a world title fight. But nobody knew about the fund raising or the secret donations he was making to a children's charity that seemed so far removed from the brutal world of boxing. What was the dark secret Kevin Lueshing took into the ring with him every time he fought? Why did those five initials - NSPCC - mean so much? For the first time Lueshing has rediscovered the strength of a champion to tell his own harrowing story. His autobiography, The Belt Boy, is the completely true account of a brutal life kept hidden. Lueshing won the British welterweight title in a battle so ferocious it was voted fight of the year. But while the newspapers, TV and radio stations applauded his achievements, there was one story they knew nothing about (read review)

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Mister By Rory Smith

Release date: 07th April, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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As anyone who has ever worked overseas for a prolonged period will tell you, travel broadens the mind, a point made by Roy Hodgson in this book’s thoughtful introduction. The observation is true of every profession and includes, as the author points out, an eclectic collection of Britons capable of spreading the football word to every corner of the globe. (read review)

Poker Book Reviews

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Make a Million from Online Poker by Nigel Goldman

Release date: 13th February, 2006
Publisher: John Blake Publishing

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This latest addition to the burgeoning poker library claims to "hold the key to financial success" at poker and while every new book has to try and sell itself, it's fair to say that while it provides general advice, it's not entirely comprehensive... All the same, this book offers some handy hints to those who fancy taking their chances at online poker during the festive season's 'downtime'. After all, how many times have you already seen 'Jason & the Argonauts'? (read review)


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Forever Young By Oliver Kay

Release date: 19th May, 2016
Publisher: Quercus

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We have a copy of FOREVER YOUNG to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: In which year did Ryan Giggs make his full debut for Manchester United’s first XI? Send your answer to no later than 19 May 2016 (read review)

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