Apart form its current publications, John Blake Publishing has a sizeable back list of acclaimed sporting titles. These include biographies of stars such as Roger Federer, WG Grace, Fernando Torres and Frankie Dettori. For more information, visit www.blake.co.uk
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By happy coincidence, the cricketing career of William Gilbert (“W. G”) Grace began only a year after Wisden was first published. That the great man made it into the second edition when aged just 16 is testament to his phenomenal ability. (read review)
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Youngsters have collected football cards since the late nineteenth century when John Baines of Bradford invented them around 1885. They were probably even more popular then than the modern-day Panini versions, particularly as they sold in packets of six costing a halfpenny. Today, Baines’ cards sell for up to £80 each.
Release date: 01st August, 2005 Publisher: High Stakes Publishing
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This granddaddy of poker memoirs shows its age in some of the games discussed ('Betty Hutton' anybody?) and the absence of TV and computers in the narrative. But its writing is as sharp as if it had been penned yesterday, and the plots are gripping... (read review)
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Sports book of the Year
You’ve probably heard about the title that won
this award, but how about the other five nominees? They’re
all a good read and they’re all here.
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All time greats
It may seem as though sports books are a new phenomenon
or limited solely to autobiographies, but this is not
the case. There have been a number of classic sports titles
over the years, a selection of which we have chosen here.
The top 10
This list is regularly updated, designed to save you
time and money visiting the High Street to try and find
which sports books are currently in the top 10. A mug’s
game – read about them here
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The dramatic increase in the number of sports-related books being published over the past decade means that sports fans are continually searching for independent assessments of content before buying.
The benefits to a newspaper or magazine of incorporating a regular column which reviews the current crop of sports books are severalfold and, depending upon how it is promoted, can have a positive impact upon circulation. Read more...