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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 11 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Swell by Jenny Landreth
    Swell - by Jenny Landreth

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781472938961 | ISBN 10: 1472938968

    SHORLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017   These days, swimming may seem like an egalitarian pastime, open to anyone with a swimsuit – but this wasn't always the case. In the 19th century, swimming was almost exclusively ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women
    Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer - by Gwendolyn Oxenham

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785783197 | ISBN 10: 178578319x

    Under the Lights and In the Dark takes an unprecedented look inside the lives of professional football players around the world – from precarious positions in underfunded teams and leagues, to sold-out stadiums and bright lights. Award-winning film ... more

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  • Cover image of book Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya
    Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution - by Ellie Roscher

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781632280572 | ISBN 10: 1632280574

    Growing up and living in Kibera, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. After being raised by his aunts, mother, and grandmother ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women
    Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer - by Gwendolyn Oxenham

    £14.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785781537 | ISBN 10: 1785781537

    In 2004 football author, journalist and award-winning documentary maker Gwendolyn Oxenham played futebol feminino for Santos FC, Brazil. The team hitchhiked to practice, shared their field with a horse and wore hand-me-downs from the men’s team. I ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Mum Runs by Jo Pavey
    This Mum Runs - by Jo Pavey

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780224100434 | ISBN 10: 0224100432

    The inspirational story of athlete Jo Pavey, the runner and mum who ran at a record-breaking fifth Olympic Games at Rio 2016.   'Come-back races? I've had more than a few, the night of 10 May 2014 was the ultimate long shot. I was a forty-year ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight by Maria Toorpakai
    A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight - by Maria Toorpakai

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509800810 | ISBN 10: 1509800816

    "Armed with a squash racket and enormous will, Maria Toorpakai has risen from the turmoil of tribal life in Pakistan to become not only a world-class athlete, but a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women
    Women's Football: The Secret History - by Tim Tate

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782197720 | ISBN 10: 1782197729

    Boxing Day 1920, and 53,000 men, women and children pack inside Goodison Park. The extraordinary crowds have come to watch two local rivals play a match for charity. But this is no ordinary charity fixture. Eleven of the players are international cel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kicking Off: How Women in Sport are Changing the Game by Sarah Shephard
    Kicking Off: How Women in Sport are Changing the Game - by Sarah Shephard

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472913838 | ISBN 10: 1472913833

    There's a battle being fought. It's raging on the sports fields, in the newsrooms and behind the scenes at every major broadcaster. Women in sport are fighting for equality with more vigour than ever, but are they breaking down the barriers that stan ... more

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  • Cover image of book In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner
    In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court - by Brittney Griner

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780062309358 | ISBN 10: 0062309358

    Hailed by ESPN as the world s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her stre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling by Suze Clemitson (Editor)
    Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling - by Suze Clemitson (Editor)

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472912916 | ISBN 10: 1472912918

    When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told 'absolument, non!' by M. Degranges and the Societe du Tour de France. Instead she rode each stage 15 minutes after the official race had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black, White and Gold: My Autobiography by Kelly Holmes with Fanny Blake
    Black, White and Gold: My Autobiography - by Kelly Holmes with Fanny Blake

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753513170 | ISBN 10: 075351317x

    Kelly Holmes had two dreams - to join the army, and bring home a gold medal from the Olympic Games. But winning double gold in the 2004 Olympics and becoming Dame Kelly Holmes was much more than fulfilling a dream; it was a reward for a lifetime of r ... more

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