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Sport and sporting prowess, interesting biographies and autobiographies, great commentators like Alistair Cooke to ColemanBalls and word gaffes to make you laugh, all manner of sporting history.

CLASSIC GUIDE TO POLO
Book number: 87118 Product format: Hardback Author: T. S. DALE
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
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First published in 1905, the book was created as the definitive manual for polo, explaining its origins and rules, offering strategic advice, and reflecting on what might be to come. Dale's instru...
HORSE RACING MANUAL
Book number: 88691 Product format: Hardback Author: TOM PEACOCK
Published price: £22.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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From the excellent Haynes Guides stable, whether you be a punter or admire the athleticism of the horse, this excellent guide covers types of racing on the flat, jump racing and all weather racing,...
BLEACHERS
Book number: 89228 Product format: Paperback Author: JOHN GRISHAM
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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Glory never dies. Neely Crenshaw was the best quarterback ever to play for the Messina Spartans, the state's most legendary high school football team. 15 years later with the glory days far behind...
FAN: A Novel
Book number: 90598 Product format: Paperback Author: DANNY RHODES
Published price: £11.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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Author Danny Rhodes was at Hillsborough on 15th April 1989, and he has donated a percentage of the profits of this book to the memory of the Hillsborough 96. His novel is set in 1989. 18 year old...
ALI: A Life
Book number: 90990 Product format: Paperback Author: JONATHAN EIG
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Winner of the Sports Book of the Year 2018 this is the most definitive biography of Muhammad Ali that has ever been published, based on more than 500 interviews with those who knew him best and wit...
FOOTBALL LEAKS: Uncovering the Dirty Deals
Book number: 91149 Product format: Paperback Author: R. BUSCHMANN & M. WULZINGER
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Reading like a Cold War thriller, this is probably the biggest story in football of the last decade, the shocking ugly underside of the beautiful game. One anonymous football fan, 18.6 million con...
GRAND PRIX: The Killer Years
Book number: 91469 Product format: Paperback Author: EDITED BY JOHN L MATTHEWS
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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With extended interviews from the BBC film, here is the tragic, dramatic and unmissable story of Formula One's killer years when the sport was out of control. In the 1960s and early 1970s mechanic...
TENDULKAR IN WISDEN: An Anthology
Book number: 91701 Product format: Hardback Author: EDITED BY ANJALI DOSHI
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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It was in 1989 that Sachin Tendulkar first appeared in Wisden, the book's 126th edition. From the time he scored his first Test century at the age of 17 at Old Trafford, through to his final innin...
DAILY MAIL BASIC CHESS
Book number: 92061 Product format: Paperback Author: DAVID LEVENS
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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A comprehensive and jargon-free guide to the rules and tactics, this Daily Mail publication is the book you need to master the game. Now anyone can play chess with this straightforward guide espec...
HER MAJESTY'S PLEASURE: How Horse Racing Enthrals the Queen
Book number: 92330 Product format: Hardback Author: JULIAN MUSCAT
Published price: £20
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By their reminiscing, the people who bring this book to life reflect the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's disposition in all turf matters. Invariably smiling when on the racecourse she was also,...
ONE: My Autobiography
Book number: 92468 Product format: Paperback Author: PETER SCHMEICHEL
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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'Why me? How could a boy from a Copenhagen tower block say I want to be champion with Manchester United and Denmark and make it happen?' Frank and conversational in tone, honest and unsentimental,...
PHYSICAL TRAINING SIMPLIFIED
Book number: 92477 Product format: Hardback Author: EDWARD WARMAN
Published price: £7.99
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A British Library reprint of a physical fitness manual from the Edwardian Age which is both refreshingly practical and amusingly eccentric. 'The exercises herewith given are so arranged as to meet...
MEN WHO RAISED THE BAR
Book number: 92532 Product format: Hardback Author: Chris Waters
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
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Sub-titled 'The Evolution of the Highest Individual Score in Test Cricket' from Charles Bannerman who scored 165 for Australia against England in the inaugural Test Match in 1877, to Brian Lara, wh...
THAI MASSAGE MANUAL
Book number: 92542 Product format: Paperback Author: Maria Mercati
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Thai body work, massage and medicine, herbal medicine and spiritual meditation has been in the process of constant evolution for over 1,000 years. Thai massage at its most basic is a complex seque...
SPORTING HORSE: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence
Book number: 92621 Product format: Hardback Author: NICOLA JANE SWINNEY
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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If you love horses, hundreds of action shots by equestrian photographer Bob Langrish make this book a must-have, while the informative text by equestrian journalist Nicola Swinney opens up the worl...
EARLY BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Book number: 92958 Product format: Paperback Author: Trevor Pask
Published price: £7.95
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Over the last century, Britain has become one of the major centres of motorsport, with many of the greatest names in the business such as Maclaren based in the UK. Beginning prior to WWII, competi...
GHOST RUNNER
Book number: 92730 Product format: Paperback Author: BILL JONES
Published price: £14.99
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'The Epic Journey of The Man They Couldn't Stop' is the sub-title of this brilliantly told tragic story of a man condemned not only by authority but also by his own stubbornness. John Tarrant was ...
BAT, BALL AND FIELD: The Elements of Cricket
Book number: 93151 Product format: Hardback Author: JON HOTTEN
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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In the summer of 2019, Ben Stokes was batting in the Third Test against Australia at Headingley. England had lost the first match, drawn the second, and were about to lose this one too, and with it...
PAUL BROWN: Master of Equine Art
Book number: 93408 Product format: Paperback Author: M. L. BISCOTTI
Published price: $24.95
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Paul Brown is primarily known for his wonderful paintings, drawings and sketches of horses and equestrian sports as well as for his elegant and prolific illustrations for Brooks Brothers catalogues...
BOBBY MOORE: The Definitive Biography
Book number: 93559 Product format: Hardback Author: JEFF POWELL
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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In the words of the Daily Mail, 'a worthy testament to a fine man and a simply marvellous footballer', this is the new edition of the bestselling definitive and authorised biography. Yet another W...
DUBLIN: The Chaos Years
Book number: 93455 Product format: Paperback Author: NEIL COTTER
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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For every Gaelic football fan here is a book offering fascinating insight into the egos, dressing room divides and bad habits from unwelcoming veterans to arseboxing and collapsing human pyramids, ...
ACCUMULATOR: The Revolutionary 30 Day Fitness Plan
Book number: 94040 Product format: Paperback Author: PAUL MUMFORD
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Ditch the gym! It costs too much anyway and Paul Mumford is a highly experienced fitness and nutrition coach. These workouts get tougher as you get fitter in this new workout plan that combines bo...
50 YEARS OF SHOOT!
Book number: 93682 Product format: Hardback Author: ADRIAN BESLEY
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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Gordon Banks arching gracefully through the air horizontally to punch away a ball from the goal mouth. On the ball with Billy Bremner in a facsimile signed article. Shoot's star writers Bobby Moo...
CYCLING IN THE GREAT WAR
Book number: 93909 Product format: Paperback Author: PATRICK CORNILLIE
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £8.50
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A surprising view of the First World War as seen through the eyes of the early cycling champions with outstanding historical pictures and illustrations that have never been published before. On 28...
LATE CUTS: Musings on Cricket
Book number: 94499 Product format: Paperback Author: Vic Marks
Published price: £9.99
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The former Somerset and England cricketer Vic Marks played in six Tests and 34 one-day internationals and was the Cricket Correspondent for the Observer for 31 years and ended up fulfilling that ro...