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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 34 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book A People
    A People's History of Tennis - by David Berry

    £14.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780745339658 | ISBN 10: 0745339654

    Pristine lawns, tennis whites, strawberries and cream, tennis is synonymous with the upper echelons of society, but scratch beneath the surface and you'll quickly discover a different history, one of untold struggles on and off the courts.   ... more

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  • 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 Brazil
    Brazil's Dance with the Devil (Updated Olympics Edition) - by Dave Zirin

    £13.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465897 | ISBN 10: 1608465896

    The people of Brazil celebrated when they learned that in the space of two years their country would host the world's two largest sporting events: the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Now they are protesting in numbers the country hasn't s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandal at FIFA by Andrew Jennings
    The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandal at FIFA - by Andrew Jennings

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784754112 | ISBN 10: 1784754110

    In The Dirty Game, investigative reporter and BBC Panorama presenter Andrew Jennings, who has been heralded around the world for his decade-long pursuit of this story, uncovers the eye-watering level of fraud and criminal activity at the heart of FIF ... more

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  • Cover image of book Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff, with a Foreword by Dave Zirin
    Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics - by Jules Boykoff, with a Foreword by Dave Zirin

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784780722 | ISBN 10: 1784780723

    A timely, no-holds barred, critical political history of the modern Olympic Games.  The Olympics have a checkered, sometimes scandalous, political history. Jules Boykoff, a former US Olympic team member, takes readers from the event’s nineteenth-cen ... 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 Playing as If the World Mattered: An Illustrated History of Activism in Sports by Gabriel Kuhn
    Playing as If the World Mattered: An Illustrated History of Activism in Sports - by Gabriel Kuhn

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629630977 | ISBN 10: 1629630977

    The world of sports is often associated with commercialism, corruption, and reckless competition. Liberals have objected to sport being used for political propaganda, and leftists have decried its role in distracting the masses from the class struggl ... 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 Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire by Martin Fletcher
    Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire - by Martin Fletcher

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472920164 | ISBN 10: 1472920163

    On May 11 1985, fifty-six people died in a devastating fire at Bradford City's old Valley Parade ground. It was truly horrific, a startling story – and wholly avoidable – but it had only the briefest of inquiries, and it seemed its lessons were not l ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little Book of Everton by Becky Tallentire
    The Little Book of Everton - by Becky Tallentire

    £4.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780975856 | ISBN 10: 1780975856

    Traditionally one of the Big Five English football clubs, although Everton haven't won many trophies in recent years, they are currently undergoing a revival thanks to the management of David Moyes and leadership of Bill Kenwright, the club's owner. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shocking Brazil: Six Games That Shook the World Cup by Fernando Duarte
    Shocking Brazil: Six Games That Shook the World Cup - by Fernando Duarte

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781909715165 | ISBN 10: 1909715166

    The Brazilian game has become synonymous with excellence, success and beautiful, irresistible football. Supporters from every part of the globe are able to recount joyful tales about Brazil’s unmatched achievements, especially ones of World Cup glory ... more

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  • Cover image of book Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos
    Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life - by Alex Bellos

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408854167 | ISBN 10: 1408854163

    The Brazilian football team is one of the wonders of the modern world and legendary names like Pelé, Garrincha and Ronaldo inspire awe in football-lovers everywhere. But in Latin America’s largest country, football also symbolises racial harmony, the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tales from the Secret Footballer by The  Secret Footballer
    Tales from the Secret Footballer - by The Secret Footballer

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781783350087 | ISBN 10: 1783350083

    From the bestselling author of I am the Secret Footballer   FOOTBALL'S BIGGEST CHARACTERS TELL IT LIKE IT IS   The Secret Footballer is back. And this time his mates speak out too.   Players, agents, coaches and managers give you ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where
    Where's Mo? - by Sara Cywinski with Harry Bloom

    £9.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781782190714 | ISBN 10: 1782190716

    Join Mo Farah (and His Sporting Friends Zara Phillips, Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Tom Daley) on This Action-packed Adventure!  It's up to you to find Mo, Zara, Bradley, Jessica and Tom as they prepare to run, cycle and swim in the triath ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague by Marc Perelman
    Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague - by Marc Perelman

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844678594 | ISBN 10: 1844678598

    Marc Perelman pulls no punches in this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent form of barbarism’ that is the global sporting event. Forget the Olympics and consider, under Perelman’s guidance, the ledger of inequities maintained by suc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chinaman by Shehan Karunatilaka
    Chinaman - by Shehan Karunatilaka

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099555681 | ISBN 10: 0099555689

    One of the most acclaimed debuts of the year - a rumbustuous, brilliant novel about Sri Lanka, cricket and the search for a legendary sportsman.   Retired sportswriter WG Karunasena is dying. He will spend his final months drinking arrack, maki ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tackling Life by Charlie Oatway
    Tackling Life - by Charlie Oatway

    £1.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780552161787 | ISBN 10: 0552161780

    Charlie Oatway was born into a family who were often in prison and always on the wrong side of the law. Unable to learn his lessons in school, Charlie was soon involved in petty crime and it seemed his life would follow that of his dad and uncles. He ... more

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  • Cover image of book Usain Bolt: Fast as Lightning by Mike Rowbottom
    Usain Bolt: Fast as Lightning - by Mike Rowbottom

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906413828 | ISBN 10: 1906413827

    Usain Bolt is the fastest man on the planet – and one of the most popular athletes of all time. His dramatic world record-breaking feats in the 100 and 200 metres have earned him Olympic and world gold medals in the last couple of years. But what has ... more

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  • Cover image of book Outcasts United: An American Town, A Refugee Team, and One Woman
    Outcasts United: An American Town, A Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference - by Warren St John

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007330799 | ISBN 10: 0007330790

    The incredible true story of a a football team in the United States made up of refugee children.  Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement centre in the 1990s, becoming home to scores of families ... more

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  • Cover image of book China
    China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges - by Edited by Minky Worden

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781583228432 | ISBN 10: 1583228438

    With contributions from some of the most well-respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, China’s Great Leap examines the People’s Republic of China today as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olymp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life
    Life's New Hurdles - by Colin Jackson

    £1.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781906125936 | ISBN 10: 1906125937

    Colin Jackson is one of the greatest athletes that Britain has ever produced. He was in the world top ten for sixteen years, and was world number one for two of them. He set seven European and Commonwealth and nine UK records, and he still holds the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila by Paul Rambali
    Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila - by Paul Rambali

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781846686535 | ISBN 10: 1846686539

    Abebe Bikila was the first African to win an Olympic gold medal, running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and again - wearing shoes this time - in Tokyo four years later. His story has never been told.  Born in an Ethiopian village, Bikila joined the ... 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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  • Cover image of book The Match by Romesh Gunesekera
    The Match - by Romesh Gunesekera

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780747579397 | ISBN 10: 0747579393

    A heartwarming novel about life, love and cricket from this Booker-shortlisted author.  As a teenager from Sri Lanka, Sunny liked to play cricket. But none of his new friends in Manila were remotely interested. That is until the gorgeous Tina arri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football by Jonathan Wilson
    Behind the Curtain: Travels in Eastern European Football - by Jonathan Wilson

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780752879451 | ISBN 10: 0752879456

    From the war-ravaged streets of Sarajevo, where turning up for training involved dodging snipers' bullets, to the crumbling splendour of Budapest's Bozsik Stadium, where the likes of Puskas and Kocsis masterminded the fall of England, the landscape o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Played in Liverpool: Charting the Heritage of a City at Play by Ray Physick
    Played in Liverpool: Charting the Heritage of a City at Play - by Ray Physick

    £14.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781850749905 | ISBN 10: 1850749906

    Becher's Brook at Aintree, the legendary Kop at Anfield, the 18th tee at Hoylake - just three hallowed Liverpool landmarks on the map of international sport. But sporting heritage on Merseyside permeates the entire region and its unique cultural lega ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes by Gary Imlach
    My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes - by Gary Imlach

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780224072687 | ISBN 10: 0224072684

    Stewart Imlach was an ordinary neighbourhood soccer star of his time. A brilliant winger who thrilled the crowd on Saturdays, then worked alongside them in the off-season; who represented Scotland in the 1958 World Cup and never received a cap for hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Football My Arse! - The Funniest Football Book You Will Ever Read by Ricky Tomlinson
    Football My Arse! - The Funniest Football Book You Will Ever Read - by Ricky Tomlinson

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780751537352 | ISBN 10: 0751537357

    'I have always collected football stories like other people collect stamps, and it's great to get this opportunity to stick them in a book.' From the bestseling author of Ricky comes this collection of hilarious anecdotes about football, with stories ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Football Explains the World by Franklin Foer
    How Football Explains the World - by Franklin Foer

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099492269 | ISBN 10: 0099492261

    As we all know, football is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It also provides a window into our world. In this remarkable book, American journalist and football fan Franklin Foer takes us on a striking tour through the worlds of football ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beyond a Boundary by C L R James
    Beyond a Boundary - by C L R James

    £10.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780224074278 | ISBN 10: 022407427x

    C L R James, one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century, was devoted to the game of cricket.   In this classic summation of half a lifetime spent playing, watching and writing about the sport, he recounts the story of his overriding pas ... more

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  • Cover image of book It
    It's Not Your Leg Son... The Book of Shankly - by Compiled by Alex Murphy

    £5.00   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780954417741 | ISBN 10: 0954417747

    This humble son of Ayshire won the hearts and minds of football fans across the globe with his warmth, wit and wisdom. Here is a tribute to Bill Shankly in his own words...  "Brian Clough is worse than the rain in Manchester. At least God stops th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Football Against the Enemy by Simon Kuper
    Football Against the Enemy - by Simon Kuper

    £9.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780752848778 | ISBN 10: 0752848771

    Football is much more than just the most popular game in the world. It can start - or stop - wars, it can fuel revolutions or it can keep dictators in power.  Simon Kuper travelled to twenty-two countries to discover the sometimes bizarre eff ... more

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  • Cover image of book Everton Football Club 1878-1946 by John Rowlands
    Everton Football Club 1878-1946 - by John Rowlands

    £10.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780752422596 | ISBN 10: 0752422596

    This collection of original material and photographs charts the history of this proud and well-supported club, from its early days, when the tema was still playing at Stanley Park, through to 1946. It illustrates the highlights of the period of the c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Goodison Park Voices: Recollections of Supporters by David Paul
    Goodison Park Voices: Recollections of Supporters - by David Paul

    £9.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780752415482 | ISBN 10: 0752415484

    As one of the greatest clubs in the country, Everton FC has a past its fans can be proud of. This book collects the memories of those supporters, both young and old. It is not a complete history of the club, but a rich assortment of anecdotes as tol ... more

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