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Featured Publisher: John Blake
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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Sex & Drugs & Rebel Tours By David Tossell

Release date: 16th April, 2015
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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In case you thought disarray was something new to English cricket, it isn’t: matters were just as volatile, careering between incredible highs and disappointing lows throughout the 1980s, a remarkable decade that saw the Ashes won or retained three times, plus two thumping 5-0 series defeats inflicted by the imperious West Indies. (read review)

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Football Book Reviews

We've added a separate section specifically for reviews of football books to make them easier for you to find.

The Ugly Game The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup By Heidi Blake & Jonathan Calvert

Release date: 28th April, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Forget Lance Armstrong; dodgy agents; the worryingly swift rise in the number of gangster owners of football clubs; allegations of wholesale doping in athletics, cycling and a host of other sports; football managers handed envelopes containing hundreds of thousands of pounds, for all are minor misdemeanours compared with the biggest sporting scandal of them all: Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup. (read review)



Poker Book Reviews

New to the site is a poker book reviews section, expect lots of reviews to be added over the next few days.

The Poker Encyclopaedia by Elkan Allan and Hannah Mackay

Release date: 18th October, 2007
Publisher: Anova

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We had some doubts about the publishers' decision to coat the original imprint of this book in green flock (so it feels like table felt - geddit?). Few concerns about the content, though. (read review)



Competition

This month's competition book:

Bernard Hinault And the Fall and Rise of French Cycling By William Fotheringham

Release date: 16th May, 2015
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press

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We have a copy of Bernard Hinault to give away. To win this prize, answer the following question: In what year did Hinault win his first Giro d’Italia? Send your answers to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com before the closing date of 27 May 2015. (read review)

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Sports book of the Year

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All time greats

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