Autobiography: sport

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  • Brutal

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    Brutal

    Running has been Iwan Thomas’s life. He put everything into becoming and remaining an elite athlete – so much so that it took a brutal toll. In his first book, Thomas reveals not only the highs, but also the hard graft and his battles with the dark side of running – the loneliness, the doubts, the hurt and, ultimately, the serious mental health issues. A deeply reflective, compelling and sensationally open book, ‘Brutal’ reveals the truth about a sportsman’s life.

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  • Cast catch release

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    Cast catch release

    In her early twenties, drifting and directionless, Marina Gibson fled the city for the countryside, and picked up a fishing rod for the first time in years. She was returning to a childhood pursuit and a passion passed on by her mother. Fishing overtook Marina’s life as she grew enraptured by the quiet magic of angling. Whiling away hours by a Highland river or a local chalk stream, with only the ritual of casting and the music of the water for company, Marina found an escape from a failing marriage and a connection to a tradition of female anglers stretching back generations. ‘Cast Catch Release is a love letter to the water and what it means to find peace and purpose in the great outdoors.

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  • Great rides according to G

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    Great rides according to G

    Across the UK, into Europe and further afield, these are the training rides, races and journeys closest to his heart. From one-day classics in the Peak District and Snowdonia to the rolling roads of Tuscany and the wide-open vistas of New Zealand’s South Island, these are the routes you’ll want to ride alongside Britain’s favourite cycling superstar.

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  • Lioness

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    Lioness

    Beth Mead is one of the world’s most talented footballers – Golden Boot winner and Player of the Tournament at the UEFA Euro 2022, England Player of the Year 2021-22, Arsenal Player of the Season 2021-22, and nominee for the 2022 Ballon d’Or. But long before this, Beth was just an ordinary kid from Hinderwell, North Yorkshire who wanted to play football. From being placed in the local boys’ team as a child because her mum wanted her to run off her boundless energy, to joining Middlesbrough FC’s Centre of Excellence and making her professional debut at Sunderland, Beth and women’s football have come a long way. Now, Beth shares the challenges that shaped her, what she faced on the journey to the top, and the life events that made her stronger.

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  • Might Bite

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    Might Bite

    For more than 12 years, Patrick Foster lived a double life. Turning 31, a popular and sociable young teacher and former professional cricketer, he had a lovely girlfriend and a supportive family. But he was hiding a secret and debilitating gambling addiction from even those closest to him. Huge bets had led to huge debts, thousands of lies, and consequences for his mental health that pushed him to the edge of the platform at Slough station, where he was moments from taking his own life in March 2018. He lost 50,000 on a single horse, Might Bite, in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. In his desperation, he had taken out every possible loan, and borrowed money from family, friends and even the parents of children he taught. Although his life was unravelling around him, he could not stop. You might think that this is just one man’s story. But problem gambling affects one in 200 people in the UK alone.

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  • Rassie

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    Rassie

    The long-awaited memoir from the maverick coach of the South African rugby team. In Rassie: Stories of Life and Rugby, Rassie Erasmus dives into the intense ups and downs of his incredible life and career.

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  • Stuart Broad

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    Stuart Broad

    Stuart Broad is a fighter. For over 17 years he has been leading England’s Test attack, taking wickets and becoming one of the most successful bowlers in history. In his autobiography, he takes us on an extraordinary journey through the moments which have defined him. From bursting onto the scene to becoming an integral part of the new look England team, Broad delves deep into the struggles, sacrifices, and relentless determination which have made him one of the greatest ever bowlers.

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    £10.99
  • Trails and tribulations

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    Trails and tribulations

    Susie Chan is an icon of endurance running. Since taking up running at the age of 35, Susie has completed the legendary Marathon des Sables more times than any other British woman, set the 12-hour treadmill world record and was one of the first women to finish all the World Marathon Majors. She regularly competes in endurance races, 100-milers and week-long stage races in the jungles of the Amazon Rainforest. Susie’s story is a fight against the odds. A toxic marriage, managing as a single mum, cataracts and cancer are among the obstacles she has overcome to become an inspiration for thousands. Through tales of her adventures, disappointments, traumas and triumphs, we learn what drives her passion for running.

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  • Turning over the pebbles

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    Turning over the pebbles

    ‘If you go on like this, you’ll do nothing but play cricket all your life’. These were the exasperated words of Mike Brearley’s mother, as he once again tracked mud into the house after a long day playing outdoors. They were also an unknowing prediction, for Brearley’s is a life that has always been closely intertwined with cricket. One of England’s finest cricket captains, Mike Brearley looks back on a lifetime of the sport, from joyful childhood games to his captaincy in the 1981 Ashes home series, leading England to one of their most famous victories. A trained psychoanalyst, Brearley seamlessly blends reflection on his sporting life with introspections on literature, religion and leadership, reflecting on his experiences both on and off the field.

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  • Waterlog

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    Waterlog

    Inspired by John Cheever’s classic short story, ‘The Swimmer’, Roger Deakin set out from his home in Suffolk to swim through the British Isles. The result of his journey is this personal view of an island race.

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