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A Man’s World By Donald McRae

Release date: 10th September, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

List Price: £20.00
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Donald McRae has twice authored books that have won the coveted sports book of the year accolade and with A Man’s World, the extraordinary story of American boxer Emile Griffiths, he has produced another contender that could see him claim an award hat-trick later this year. (read review)

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Football Book Reviews

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400 at 5:30 by Peter Bills

Release date: 01st September, 2015
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

List Price: £16.99
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Yes, we know this is the football book section, but with the rugby world's attention focused on the UK at the moment, we thought we'd hijack this section to tell you about our rugby book bundle competition that we're running in conjunction with Toolstation. Full details appear in the competition section below. One of the books you can win is the excellent 400 at 5:30, the cover of which is featured here. Details of another three rugby-related books appear in the review. (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)


This month's competition book:

Official Guide to the Rugby World Cup

Release date: 01st August, 2015
Publisher: Carlton Books

List Price: £14.99
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Against a backdrop of compelling international rugby action, we're running a rugby-related competition in conjunction with Toolstation to win one of three fantastic rugby book bundles. To have the opportunity of winning this fantastic prize, just click on the link below and follow the instructions to comment on Toolstation's Facebook page. (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. Every single book is available at less than the publisher’s list price.

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 and save up to 50% on the cover price!

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