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Usain Bolt: Fast As Lightning

by Mike Rowbottom

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...


Ben Hogan: An American Life

by James Dobson

Authorized, intimate, and definitive, Ben Hogan: A Life is the long-awaited biography of one of golf’s greatest, most enigmatic legends, narrated with the unique eloquence that has made author James Dodson...


Labour of Love

by Torquil Cowan

This is the story of Robert Smiliie,MP and trailblazing trade unionist who was born into poverty in Belfast in 1857. He moved to Scotland when he was 15 to join his brother James and became a miner at 17 in...


The Great Glen

by Catriona Fforde

This book provides a picture of the Great Glen, stretching from Fort William to Inverness, from AD550 to 1850. It begins with a description of the glen as it is today and an account of its geological development....


Ron Fawcett - Rock Athlete: The Story of a Climbing Legend

by Ron Fawcett & Ed Douglas

Ron Fawcett is a natural-born climber. In 1969, while still at school in his native Yorkshire, he tied into a climbing rope for the first time and was instantly hooked. From that moment on, it seemed nothing...


Jerry Moffatt - Revelations

by Jerry Moffatt & Niall Grimes

When Jerry Moffatt burst onto the scene as a brash 17-year-old, rock climbing had never seen anyone like him before. Fiercely ambitious, even as a boy Moffatt was focused on one thing: being the best in the...


Wheels Within Wheels: The Making of a Traveller

by Dervla Murphy

What is it that makes us who we are? In this beautifully written and searingly honest autobiography, the intrepid cyclist and traveller Dervla Murphy remembers her richly unconventional first thirty years. She...


Henry Cooper: A Hero For All Time

by Norman Giller

When Sir Henry Cooper died in May 2011, the depth of affection in the tributes was a testament to his remarkable popularity. Put simply, Henry Cooper was the nation’s favourite boxer: a gentleman and a great...


Tango 190: The David Rathband Story

by David Rathband & PC David David Rathband

On 1 July 2010, Raoul Moat was released from Durham Prison. Within forty-eight hours he had shot his ex-partner Samantha Stobbart and brutally murdered her new boyfriend, Chris Brown. In the early hours of 4...


Snow: The Double Life of a World War II Spy

by Madoc Roberts & Nigel West

SNOW is the codename assigned to Arthur Owens, one of the most remarkable British spies of the Second World War. This 'typical Welsh underfed type' became the first of the great double-cross agents who were...


Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

by Alan Alda

On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some...


Hattie: The Authorised Biography of Hattie Jacques

by Andy Merriman

The hardback of this first and authorised biography received very good reviews and immediately reprinted. It tells the story of one of the heroines of post-war British comedy, on radio, film and TV.

Hattie Jacques...


Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life & Career of Warwick Davis

by Warwick Davis & George Lucas

Published to coincide with his highly anticipated new sitcom – a mockumentary follow-up to Extras from the pens of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant – Size Matters Not is the surprising and hilarious story...


The Last Englishman: The Life of J.L. Carr

by Byron Rogers

‘A fine biography… Rogers has done a wonderful job’ Daily Telegraph

J. L. Carr was the most English of Englishmen: headmaster of a Northamptonshire school, cricket enthusiast and campaigner for the conservation...


The Unforgiven: The Story of Don Revie's Leeds United

by Rob Bagchi

In 1961, when Don Revie became manager of Leeds United, they were a struggling Second Division club. By 1974 they had won two League Championships, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (twice), the FA Cup and the League...


Alice Cooper: Golf Monster: How a Wild Rock'n'roll Life Led to a Serious Golf Addiction

by Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper: Golf Monster is the full account of how Cooper became one of the biggest rock stars on the planet with hits like "School's Out" and "Elected", nearly lost it all to alcoholism, and then turned...


Passion Is a Fashion: The Real Story of the Clash

by Pat Gilbert

Pat Gilbert’s definitive biography of the Clash – universally acclaimed as a great book – has already sold over 20,000 copies in paperback. Now, for the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic London...


The Man Who Went Into the West

by Byron Rogers

Byron Rogers’ biography of Wales’s national poet and vicar, R.S. Thomas has been hailed as a ‘masterpiece’, even as a work of ‘genius’, by reviewers from Craig Brown to the Archbishop of Canterbury....


Miss Savidge Moves Her House: The Extraordinary Story of May Savidge and Her House of a Lifetime

by Christine Adams

‘This story will appeal to those who still believe that an Englishman’s home is his castle, and to those who have a soft spot for indomitable old women’ Daily Telegraph

The hardback edition of this book,...


It Shouldn't Happen to a Midwife!

by Jane Yeadon

As the Swinging Sixties continue, Jane Yeadon is ready to start her training as a midwife. With general nursing already under her belt, it’s time for a whole new adventure – and another very steep learning...