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Chasing Gold - Nick Yapp - Centenary of the British Olympic Association.
Chasing Gold
The British Olympic Association celebrate their centenary this year, but have been too preoccupied with the London bid to make a fuss about it. But the BOA have produced a book to honour the occasion. Chasing Gold is a pictorial history of British participation in the Olympics, compiled by Nick Yapp with the archive of Getty Images, and is a useful reminder of what the Games have meant to this country.  Read the full review..
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Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Cricketers Take on the World - Harry Thompson

Evening Standard

'Gloriously funny and life affirming. Crammed with sharp observation, comic characterisation and a great many very good jokes'

Running Made Easy - Susie Whalley, Lisa Jackson, "Zest"
It's motivational, it's inspiring, it's fun! It's Running Made Easy! And, quite simply, it's the friendliest running book on the block. Running Made Easy is designed to get everyone who thought they could never run on their way to a better body, bags of confidence and soaring energy levels. Its revolutionary running programme involves just 60 seconds of running at a time - and will take you from couch potato to fit and fab in just 10 weeks. It'll encourage you to knock aside every excuse you've ever made and celebrate every step you take towards a fitter, happier you. Packed with amazing real-life running and weight-loss success stories and advice, Running Made Easy also includes a highly motivating running diary and colourful fill-in charts to help you track your progress and see just how well you're doing.

Collins Bird Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe
"Collins Bird Guide" provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding).


Bushcraft Survival - Ray Mears

Geographical Magazine
'The foremost purveyor of bushcraft in the UK today.'

Book Description: Following on from the bestselling BUSHCRAFT, BUSHCRAFT SURVIVAL is a fascinating guide to surviving in a wide range of different environments from the UK's Number One survival expert.


Internet Texas Holdem: Winning Strategies from an Internet Pro
Book Description: On any given night, thousands of players are playing poker for real money on the Internet. This book is an excellent tool for players at all levels to be successful at limit Texas Hold’em with specific topics focused on Internet play.
A comprehensive overview of Texas Hold’em is presented including general poker concepts such as probability and odds, bluffing, raising and check-raising. Various deceptive tactics are also discussed such as inducing bluffs and calls, slowplaying, and buying free cards.


Zimmer Men: The Trials of the Ageing Cricketer
Synopsis: Ten years after his classic Rain Men - 'cricket's answer to Fever Pitch,' said the Daily Telegraph - Marcus Berkmann returns to the strange and wondrous world of village cricket, where players sledge their teammates, umpires struggle to count up to six, the bails aren't on straight and the team that field after a hefty tea invariably loses. This time he's on the trail of the Ageing Cricketer, having suddenly realised that he is one himself and playing in a team with ten others every weekend.


Schott's Original Miscellany - Ben Schott

Stephen Fry
'The best-ever collection of essential trivia. Everyone I know ought to get one for Christmas.'

The Bookseller, 30th August, 2002, Kes Nielsen afrom WHSmith
"the best little book of trivia going."


The Rivals: Chris Evert Vs. Martina Navratilova - Their Rivalry, Their Friendship, Their Legacy
Synopsis: In March 1973 two women met on a tennis court in Akron, Ohio. Over the course of the next sixteen years, together they would change the world. In their long careers Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert played each other eighty times, sixty of those in finals. For twelve consecutive years, from 1975 to 1986, one or other finished the season ranked No. 1 in the world. Each set out to be the finest player women's tennis had ever seen; each goaded the other to greatness.

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
Lance Armstrong. Review: People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstrong--a world-class athlete nearly struck down by cancer, only to recover and win the Tour de France, the multiday bicycle race famous for its gruelling intensity. Armstrong is a thoroughgoing Texan jock, and the changes brought to his life by his illness are startling and powerful, but he's just not interested in wearing a hero suit..

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