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Category archive: Books and reviews

28 Dec
2015

Here’s proof of what is needed to get published

Generic Books

VIEW FROM THE PRESSBOX: Think you’ve got a sports journalists’ life story to write? Publisher RANDALL NORTHAM is sceptical, but offers some advice on publishing it

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30 Nov
2015

The sociologists’ take on the rise of Ronaldo

Ronaldo

PETER WILSON on a definitive biography of one of the world’s greatest footballers

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28 Nov
2015

McCoy cleared every hurdle on way to the top

AP McCoy book

JON RYAN assesses the latest winner from the former champion jump jockey – his autobiography

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5 Nov
2015

The Giller Guide to getting your book into print

Books generic

Some of us learn from experience. The clever ones learn from the experience of others, and here NORMAN GILLER offers his insight into how to get your sports book published

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2 Nov
2015

McRae tells Griffith’s brutal life story beautifully

Emile Griffith

STEVE BUNCE reviews the latest gripping biography from an accomplished sportswriter

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1 Nov
2015

100 not out: Giller’s life story is one to inspire

NORMAN_S BOOK COVER

ANTON RIPPON reviews the autobiography of a Fleet Street sportswriting stalwart which includes more stars than the London Planetarium

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5 Oct
2015

Sport gets its collar felt, in a hundred different ways

law book Ian Hewitt

‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello, what’s going on here then… ANTON RIPPON feels the cover of a new edition of a book about sport’s many scrapes with the law

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1 Oct
2015

Latchford’s road was long haul in search of glory

Bob Latchford

ERIC BROWN catches up with the autobiography of a 30-goal-a-season striker who ended his football career without any major medals

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30 Sep
2015

Dark side of sport reflected in 2015 vintage books

The Ugly Game

ANTON RIPPON runs the rule over the recently announced long-list for the 2015 Sports Book of the Year Award

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25 Sep
2015

French hero Rives transcends the true art of rugby

Rugby and Art

PETER BILLS, the biographer of Jean Pierre Rives, reviews a new book about the former international and his latest career, as a sculptor

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