Search for your sports books:

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



Current top 10 sports books

The 10 latest and best sports books with savings of up to 50% on the cover price.

Crazy: My Road to Redemption By Chris Lewis

Release date: 01st September, 2017
Publisher: The History Press

List Price: £18.99
Our Price: £16.00
You Save: £2.99 (15%)
Buy Now

Crazy is a world away from what might be called the ‘standard’ sporting biography, a fascinating mixture of heady success, a remarkable fall from grace and, hopefully for Chris Lewis, redemption. (read review)

Fearless Freddie The Life and Times of Freddie Mills By Christopher Evans

Release date: 16th September, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

List Price: £17.99
Our Price: £17.99
You Save: £0 (0%)
Buy Now

Christopher Evans’ book is it’s a slow burner, peppered with both familiar tales and completely unexpected anecdotes. The search for unknown aspects of Mills’ life take a while to uncover, but they’re worth waiting for, as are the conspiracy theories, clearly relished by the author. (read review)

Unstoppable: My Life So Far By Maria Sharapova

Release date: 22nd September, 2017
Publisher: Particular Books

List Price: £18.99
Our Price: £13.60
You Save: £5.39 (28%)
Buy Now

Taken from Russia to the USA by her father when she was just six years old in order to develop her burgeoning talent, the little girl didn’t see her mother for several years. It was on the practice courts of Florida that Sharapova’s competitiveness, toughness and confidence were nurtured. Her father realised that if she was to succeed on the professional tennis circuit, she had to be tough and self-sufficient. (read review)

Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special By Henry Blofeld

Release date: 19th October, 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Staughton

List Price: £18.99
Our Price: £13.60
You Save: £5.39 (28%)
Buy Now

Such is the delicious, cut glass tone of Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld’s rich voice that thousands of cricket fans, grown used to his match commentary on Test Match Special (TMS), are likely to buy Over and Out and read it as though still listening to him on the radio. Having published two memoirs, the second as recently as 2014, prospective readers may wonder whether Over and Out is a regurgitated version of the two. Fortunately, it isn’t. Blowers wouldn’t short-change his public. (read review)

Football: My Life, My Passion By Graeme Souness

Release date: 19th October, 2017
Publisher: Headline

List Price: £20.00
Our Price: £13.60
You Save: £6.4 (32%)
Buy Now

There’s still an air of menace about Graeme Souness, a characteristic which ensures that television pundits espousing an alternative opinion to the Scot tend to remain quiet when he speaks, not least because he can be relied upon to talk sense. On TV, Graeme Souness comes across as a thoughtful, experienced man who knows the football industry inside out; the excellent Football: My Life, My Passion reinforces this view. (read review)

Rugby, The Game Of My Life: Battling For England in the Professional Era By Rob Andrew

Release date: 19th October, 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Staughton

List Price: £20.00
Our Price: £14.99
You Save: £5.01 (25%)
Buy Now

What makes Rugby, The Game Of My Life so interesting is Rob Andrew’s overview. He’s not content to talk about players, matches and tours, but is eager to offer his thoughts on why the New Zealanders are so much better than the English when planning their national coach succession, for instance. He also believes that a player strike is not beyond the realms of possibility. He has sympathy with club owners who have spent enormous sums of money on players only to see the international season encroach further onto the domestic set-up. Anyone who enjoys watching the game should be urged to tackle it with the ferocity of a Jonny Wilkinson tackle. (read review)

Ali: A Life By Jonathan Eig

Release date: 04th October, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

List Price: £25.00
Our Price: £16.79
You Save: £8.21 (32%)
Buy Now

You could fill a library with Muhammed Ali biographies, photographic collections, tittle-tattle, statistical tomes and hastily-prepared cut-and-paste ‘appreciations’, which may prompt the would-be reader of Ali: A Life to ask, ‘is it worth spending £16.79 on yet another book which focuses on the great man’s life? (read review)

A Clear Blue Sky By Jonny Bairstow with Duncan Hamilton

Release date: 01st November, 2017
Publisher: Harper Collins

List Price: £19.99
Our Price: £14.44
You Save: £5.55 (27%)
Buy Now

A Clear Blue Sky is not a statistical re-run of JB’s career to date, but a gripping, page-turning evocation of the human spirit, a story of triumph and lots of sadness in the face of extreme adversity. (read review)

From Orient to the Emirates The Plucky Rise of Burnley FC By Tim Quelch

Release date: 17th October, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

List Price: £12.99
Our Price: £12.99
You Save: £0 (0%)
Buy Now

From Orient to the Emirates tells the tale of Burnley’s inspirational, never-say-die recovery from the cusp of oblivion (a final match of the 1986-87 season against Orient) to once more competing against the top flight’s big guns. To call the intervening 30-year journey a ‘roller-coaster’ is an understatement, but to convey what it has meant to those associated with, or supporting the Clarets, author Tim Quelch mixes his story with an abundance of comments from fans, players, newspaper reports and other contemporaneous accounts. It’s an uplifting formula tracing the period from Burnley’s unlikely survival to their renaissance and status as many folks’ favourite ‘other’ team. (read review)

Ascent By Sir Chris Bonnington

Release date: 01st November, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

List Price: £18.99
Our Price: £13.77
You Save: £5.22 (27%)
Buy Now

We have a copy of ASCENT to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: In which country is Mount Everest? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 21st November 2017 (read review)



Toolstation


SBOTM Current Top 10

Crazy: My Road to Redemption By Chris Lewis
The History Press
Read Review Buy Now
Fearless Freddie The Life and Times of Freddie Mills By Christopher Evans
Pitch Publishing
Read Review Buy Now
Unstoppable: My Life So Far By Maria Sharapova
Particular Books
Read Review Buy Now
Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special By Henry Blofeld
Hodder & Staughton
Read Review Buy Now
Football: My Life, My Passion By Graeme Souness
Headline
Read Review Buy Now
Rugby, The Game Of My Life: Battling For England in the Professional Era By Rob Andrew
Hodder & Staughton
Read Review Buy Now
Ali: A Life By Jonathan Eig
Simon & Schuster
Read Review Buy Now
A Clear Blue Sky By Jonny Bairstow with Duncan Hamilton
Harper Collins
Read Review Buy Now
From Orient to the Emirates The Plucky Rise of Burnley FC By Tim Quelch
Pitch Publishing
Read Review Buy Now
Ascent By Sir Chris Bonnington
Simon & Schuster
Read Review Buy Now

Amazon’s top 6 best-sellers

© Sharks Media Ltd 2004 – 2012. Site designed and maintained by Marcus Hamblett for Furydesign.