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Featured Publisher: John Blake
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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Redemption: From Iron Bars to Ironman By John McAvoy with Mark Turley

Release date: 06th January, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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Redemption features one of the best introductions to a sporting title you’re ever likely to read. Within a few paragraphs, you have an empathy with the narrator embarked on a 106 km foot race from London to Brighton after he explains why tackling such distances appeals. “Endurance sport hinges on pain, which is why it attracts a certain type of athlete,” he says. “You begin an event with your fitness and strength, but you finish it only with stubbornness.” (read review)

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Football Book Reviews

We've added a separate section specifically for reviews of football books to make them easier for you to find.

Above Head Height A Five-a-Side Life By James Brown

Release date: 09th February, 2017
Publisher: Quercus

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What keeps us coming back to play five-a-side? Dressing room banter; a prolonged moan about an injury incurred the previous week; playing ‘up front’ (a joy for perennial defenders); the prospect of a few pints afterwards, or perhaps lashing in a goal from four yards? (read review)



Competition

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The Dark Destroyer By Nigel Benn

Release date: 25th February, 2017
Publisher: John Blake Publishing

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We have a copy of THE DARK DESTROYER to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: Who is the current WBO Middleweight champion? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 28th February 2017 (read review)

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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. Every single book is available at less than the publisher’s list price.



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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