`A devoted and luminously romantic history of swimming' GuardianHaunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes, from Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's funeral to Hart Crane diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico.
This volume offers practical advice and tips on how to improve mountain biking skills, employing the latest techniques to create a holistic approach centred on a sound mental approach and correct body equilibrium. Photo-collages present the technique in a flowing, easy-to-understand manner.
With 19 spells at various clubs in the Football League, Jon Parkin has cut an instantly recognisable figure in English football for the past 20 years. At 6" 4' and weighing in as one of football's heavyweights, Parkin has
played more than 600 games during his time, to York where he is currently top scorer. This is his no-holds barred life story.
Great British Bike Rides brings together 40 of the best road rides in England, Scotland and Wales, searching out the country's most celebrated routes, toughest climbs and scenic roads. Rides feature detailed route information, bespoke mapping and a statistical breakdown of every detail cyclists require. Complemented with downloadable GPX files.
Small, skinny and short-sighted . . . and dazzlingly talented. Jimmy Johnson loves rugby. All he dreams about is one day playing for his country in a World Cup, or winning a Test series for the Lions with a last-minute drop-goal.
Fresh, vivacious and ridiculously entertaining, this book is destined to unravel as a rip-roaring read not only for those who recall Ted Dexter's sporting legacy, but for anyone who resonates with his fervent enthusiasm for both cricket and life.
Jurgen Klopp: Notes on a Season is an official club book that provides a fascinating look back at this unique campaign in the words of the manager who made it all possible. The Liverpool boss is a one-off and his programme notes for every home game gave fans a window into his thoughts as Klopp's Reds clinched title number 19.
Jordan Henderson: Notes on a Season is an official club book that provides a fascinating look back at the 2019/20 campaign through a captain's-eye view of how a remarkable season unfolded. Thoughtfully penned by Henderson, his programme notes give a unique insight into the outlook of the players as they became Premier League champions.
Ever been tempted to try a marathon? Maybe you've just started running, perhaps you're gaining confidence, or are you already well on your way to conquering the iconic distance? Whatever stage you're at on your journey, join marathon man Vassos Alexander as he shows us why we shouldn't be afraid of the big 26.2.
The story of the All Blacks from the other side of halfway. Big names from all their fiercest rivals talk about meeting the world's most successful rugby team in some of the greatest tests of all time.
An International Master's guide to essential tactical strategies and positions in chess. The perfect guide for players who want to reach a higher level but don't have time to spend hours every week on less productive study.
Based on interviews with an array of past and present greats of the game, Legacy of the Lions explores leadership lessons learned in one of the most challenging environments in the sporting world: touring with the British & Irish Lions.
The first book to explore the relationship between cricket and the natural world, from the trees, shrubs and flowers around a cricket ground to the animals, birds and insects that visit - by the author of Snow Stopped Play, The Mysterious World of the Cricket Ground in Winter.
The Dream Factory provides the most intricate, intimate and all-encompassing insight yet into the machine of football's academies, and everything it spits out in the process, going behind the scenes of to lay bare the genesis of football's next generation of stars.
In an effort to provide some much-needed clarity, Paul Williams takes an irreverent, hilarious tour through the labyrinth that is rugby's rule book. Hilarious, off-beat and (surprisingly) insightful, this is the perfect gift for rugby fans all around the world.
The Beautiful History charts the fascinating history of Britain through its football badges. From Premier League to non-league, it covers over 100 clubs, revealing stories that are often surprising, quirky or funny. An engaging, informative and fun book for fans of all ages, it includes activities, places to visit, a football timeline and quiz.
Each day, millions of people around the world put on their trainers and try to deal with their personal demons and life challenges by going for a run. In Running for Our Lives, Rachel Ann Cullen shares moving stories of hope and resilience, demonstrating the power of running to help us all overcome adversity.
Shows cyclists that with proper training and the right attitude, the years after 50 can be their best ever. This book looks at the full range of considerations for cycling successfully into and through middle age. It explains the physical adjustments seasoned cyclists can make to keep their biking effective and satisfying.