• 1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die
    1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760525330
    Title: 1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die

    This latest book in the hugely popular 1001 series showcases the world's best designed and most important cars. With stunning full-solour photography representing the highest achievements of car design and visceral descriptions of what it is like to turn the key and rev the engine, this collection is the next best thing to a test drive. Strap yourself in for a cavalcade of the fastest, biggest, smallest, most expensive, and most innovative motorized vehicles ever produced. Arranged by date of launch and packed with beautiful photographs, incisive writing, and specification tables, this truly global guide offers a lush visual history of the automobile and highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers, engineering feats, and designers, and the interplay between popular culture and car design. Discover the extraordinary contraptions that started it all more than one hundred years ago and marvel over today's most spectacular supercars. Read the remarkable stories behind the most famous Ferraris and Porsches and then explore the little-known, unsung heroes of motoring history, too. Survey the cars chosen by stars, millionaires, and world leaders. Admire James Bond's Aston Martin DB5, James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder, and Al Capone's Cadillac V16. 1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die reveals the stories behind the cars, the geniuses who designed them, the companies and factories who built them, and the people who drove them. It will keep you dreaming about cars forever.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 15 Minute Pilates: Four 15-Minute Workouts for Strength, Stretch, & Control
    15 Minute Pilates: Four 15-Minute Workouts for Strength, Stretch, & Control
    ISBN: 9780241295892
    Title: 15 Minute Pilates: Four 15-Minute Workouts for Strength, Stretch, & Control

    Do you struggle to practise Pilates regularly? Stress no more- these four 15-minute programmes offer the flexibility and ease of use that busy lifestyles demand. At home, with just a mat and some weights, build these 15-minute routines into your week to get the lean, sculpted body you've always wanted.

    Clear step-by-step photographs paired with easy-to-follow instructions explain exactly what to do in each move, targeted "feel it here" graphics help you to understand which part of your body to focus on, and at-a-glance reminders at the end of each 15-minute programme show all the poses in sequence.

    15 Minute Pilates will inspire you to make Pilates part of your weekly routine, so you soon reap the benefits of enhanced health and wellness.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • 2019 Rugby Almanack
    2019 Rugby Almanack
    ISBN: 9781988516530
    Title: 2019 Rugby Almanack
    Author: AKERS & MILLER & HALL

    The Rugby Almanack is the world's longest running rugby book of record. It was first published in 1935 to cover the previous season's first-class rugby in New Zealand. Since then it has been published uninterrupted (apart from two combined issues during World War II). Now in its 83rd edition, the 2019 Rugby Almanack records another huge year, including the France in New Zealand, the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship and the Bledisloe Cup, plus Women's Rugby, Super Rugby, Mitre 10 Cup and Mitre 10 Championship and a full summary of sevens rugby.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Above Average at Games The Very Best of P. G. Wodehouse on Sport
    Above Average at Games The Very Best of P. G. Wodehouse on Sport
    ISBN: 9781786332004
    Title: Above Average at Games The Very Best of P. G. Wodehouse on Sport
    Author: WODEHOUSE P. G.

    As Wodehouse's biographer Frances Donaldson observed, it was vitally important to the boy Plum that he was 'above average at games'. Luckily, he was known at school as 'a noted athlete, a fine footballer and cricketer and a boxer', and sport inspired much of his earliest writings, as well as some of his very finest and laugh-out-loud funniest.

    Wodehouse wrote with trademark wit on a rich range of games - and on cricket and golf, in particular - as well as anyone ever has, bringing a knowledge and a passion born of practice.

    English cricket inspired in Wodehouse what he himself long considered to be his favourite work; and yet America (which he first visited keenly and then came to call home) led him to the love of baseball, and golf - enthusiasms that drew him to new tales for new audiences, including the celebrated golf stories which John Updike described as 'the best fiction ever done about the sport.'

    This rollicking anthology, selected, edited and introduced by the novelist Richard T. Kelly, offers a vivid picture of Wodehouse at play - in the ring, at the crease, on the tee - which is guaranteed to please any sporting crowd. Beginning with early journalism, taking in extracts from novels and short stories in their entirety, it all adds up to a medal-winning collection.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Accidental Countryside
    Accidental Countryside
    ISBN: 9781783351640
    Title: Accidental Countryside
    Author: MOSS STEPHEN

    In The Accidental Countryside, author and naturalist Stephen Moss makes a journey of discovery through Britain, in search of the hidden corners where wildlife survives against the odds.

    From Shetland's Iron Age stone structures to London's most modern skyscrapers, and from lowly railway cuttings to ornate stately gardens, Moss reveals the unlikely oases where wildlife thrives in areas originally created for human purposes.

    The result is a surprising and uplifting story of how we have influenced the landscape and wildlife of these crowded islands; and how wildlife has taken advantage of us - even when we least expected it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Ali A Life
    Ali A Life
    ISBN: 9781471155956
    Title: Ali A Life
    Author: EIG JONATHAN

    "As Muhammad Ali's life was an epic of a life so Ali: A Life is an epic of a biography . . . pages in succession its narrative reads like a novel--a suspenseful novel with a cast of vivid characters." - Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review

    Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay in racially segregated Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a sign painter and a housekeeper. He went on to become a heavyweight boxer with a dazzling mix of power and speed, a warrior for racial pride, a comedian, a preacher, a poet, a draft resister, an actor, and a lover. Millions hated him when he changed his religion, changed his name, and refused to fight in the Vietnam War. He fought his way back, winning hearts, but at great cost.
    Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America's master storytellers, sheds important new light on Ali's politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition through unprecedented access to all the key people in Ali's life, more than 500 interviews and thousands of pages of previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files and audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Ali: A Life is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Art of the Fishing Fly
    Art of the Fishing Fly
    ISBN: 9781454929024
    Title: Art of the Fishing Fly
    Author: LOLLI TONY

    The ultimate book for fly fishing enthusiasts, featuring stunning photography of flies and the fishermen who use them.

    Features a foreword by President Jimmy Carter

    For the millions of fly fishers who are passionate about their sport, this gorgeous book is both a visual feast and the perfect reference. The Art of the Fishing Fly includes a history of fly fishing focusing on the evolution of fishing flies; a guide to essential equipment; a how-to section on tying three key flies by three top fly tyers; and essays by noted experts. The book's core includes 75 profiles of flies--the soul of the sport--with absolutely stunning color photographs of each fly and fascinating stories behind the flies, inspirational photographs of fly fishers in action, and profiles of the top 19 fly fishing locations around the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Forgiveness
    At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Forgiveness
    ISBN: 9780552173728
    Title: At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Forgiveness

    From the daughter of Muhammad Ali comes an intimate portrait of the heavyweight boxing champion and a final love letter from a daughter to her father.

    Through audio journals, love letters and cherished memories, Ali's daughter Hana tells the story of a very typical and yet fully-unique family, the rise and fall of her parent's marriage and the struggles they faced as a family surrounding Ali's loss to Larry Holmes in 1981.

    With the decline of Ali's voice, his recordings are important to history as they are to his personal legacy. At Home with Muhammad Ali offers a candid look at a man who was trying to find his purpose in the world as he realized he was coming to the end of his lucrative sporting career, all the while trying to balance fatherhood and his worldly and political obligations. Additionally, Hana tells of the everyday adventures that the family experienced around the house-with visitors like Michael Jackson and Clint Eastwood dropping by. And for the first time, Hana's mother Veronica will share her memories of the 12-year relationship with Muhammad.

    At Home with Muhammad Ali is a candid and revealing portrait of a legend, a man admired and respected as the greatest sporting icon of our age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Awa Book of NZ Sports Writing
    Awa Book of NZ Sports Writing
    ISBN: 9780958291620
    Title: Awa Book of NZ Sports Writing

    New Zealand sportspeople and their exploits regularly hit world headlines. This collection of writings by top authors is packed full of terrific stories of over 30 sports the triumphs, disasters, magic moments, and the ones that got away. You'll find Ed Hillary's account of being the first person on the summit of Everest, Jack Lovelock's famous 1500-metre victory in the shadow of Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and Jean Batten's daring first solo flight from England to New Zealand. There are graphic descriptions of the protests, controversy and arrests that surrounded the Springboks' 1981 tour of New Zealand, and the defection 19 years later of top South African netball player Irene van Dyk to play for New Zealand. Richard Boock writes about sexism in sport, Melissa Moon gives a graphic story of mountain-running in Alaska, and Roger Hall reveals why he's known as Jonah. And this is only the beginning. This exciting anthology goes from fly-fishing to motor-racing, cricket to archery. There's literally something for every sports lover.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Barbarian Days: a Surfing Life
    Barbarian Days: a Surfing Life
    ISBN: 9781472151414
    Title: Barbarian Days: a Surfing Life

    Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard. "Sports Illustrated"
    "Barbarian Days" is William Finnegan s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.
    Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. "Barbarian Days" takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves.
    Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity.
    "Barbarian Days "is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.
    Praise for "Barbarian Days"
    Without a doubt, the finest surf book I ve ever read . . . But on a more fundamental level, "Barbarian Days" offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood. Like Jon Krakauer s "Into the Wild," it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world. " The New York Times Magazine"
    Incandescent . . . I d sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer, in part because nothing I ve read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under. . . . But] it s also about a writer s life and, even more generally, a quester s life, more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any I ve read in a long time. " Los Angeles Times""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Basketball (& Other Things)
    Basketball (& Other Things)
    ISBN: 9781419726477
    Title: Basketball (& Other Things)
    Author: SERRANO SHEA

    Michael Jordan is the acknowledged greatest basketball player of all-time, but what season was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan? Who's in The Disrespectful Dunk Hall of Fame? What's allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents listeners with a set of pivotal and ridiculous questions from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn't even know they needed, from the authoritative (Which NBA championship was the most important to the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). Featuring a foreword by Reggie Miller, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Behind the Mask My Autobiography
    Behind the Mask My Autobiography
    ISBN: 9781529124873
    Title: Behind the Mask My Autobiography
    Author: FURY TYSON

    'Incredible stories... you don't have to be a boxing fan to enjoy it' SCOTT MILLS, BBC RADIO 1
    'A must-read for any boxing fan.' WORLD BOXING NEWS
    'If you know someone who is a fan of the People's Champion then they'll love this.' TALKSPORT XMAS GIFT GUIDE

    The extraordinary story of the rise and fall and rise again of Tyson Fury...


    A Manchester lad from Irish Traveller stock, born three months premature and weighing just a pound at birth, Tyson (named after his father's boxing hero) grew up to become one of the most unlikely heavyweight champions in history. This 'dream come true' soon turned to nightmare, however, as alcohol and cocaine abuse took hold and Tyson was stripped of his titles. What followed was the darkest moment of his life - detailed in this book for the first time - in which he came within seconds of ending everything.


    Like all the greatest stories, though, there is redemption and Tyson defies all the odds and literally drags himself to his feet. 10 million people around the globe watched Fury fight Wilder in the biggest fight of the boxing calendar. Speaking candidly about his struggles with mental health, this is Tyson Fury as you have never seen him before.


    Behind the Mask is an unflinching autobiography from the greatest boxer of our time and a man who has demonstrated strength of a very different kind by conquering his demons.

    'It's a great book, if I could read, I'd buy it' BILLY JOE SAUNDERS, WBO World Super-Middleweight Champion

    'I didn't believe boxers could be role models, but Tyson Fury has changed my mind... This 30-year-old Mancunian has made us all think twice about the possibilities of redemption.'

    'Tyson Fury has become Britain's most unlikely inspirational figure... the sight of a broken Fury caught a mood with the public. Never was the epithet "People's Champion" more apt'

    'Tyson Fury is an amazing real-life champion' SYLVESTER STALLONE, star of Rocky

    'You may not have any interest in boxing at all and you will find this story about Tyson's life fascinating' BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

    'An unusual, heartening story, nicely told. There is much to amaze and admire' SUNDAY TIMES

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August
    Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August
    ISBN: 9781784705428
    Title: Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018'Compelling, suspenseful and beautifully done' Anna Funder, author of STASILANDA captivating account of the Nazi Olympics - told through the voices and stories of those who were there.For sixteen days in the summer of 1936, the world?s attention turned to the German capital as it hosted the Olympic Games. Seen through the eyes of a cast of characters - Nazi leaders and foreign diplomats, athletes and journalists, nightclub owners and jazz musicians - Berlin 1936 plunges us into the high tension of this unfolding scene.Alongside the drama in the Olympic Stadium - from the triumph of Jesse Owens to the scandal when an American tourist breaks through the security and manages to kiss Hitler - Oliver Hilmes takes us behind the scenes and into the lives of ordinary Berliners- the woman with a dark secret who steps in front of a train, the transsexual waiting for the Gestapo?s knock on the door, and the Jewish boy hoping that Germany may lose in the sporting arena. During the sporting events the dictatorship was partially put on hold; here then, is a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in Berlin in the 1920s and 30s that the Nazis aimed to destroy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Best American Sports Writing 2018
    Best American Sports Writing 2018
    ISBN: 9781328846280
    Title: Best American Sports Writing 2018

    For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curate a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Best American Sports Writing 2019
    Best American Sports Writing 2019
    ISBN: 9781328507853
    Title: Best American Sports Writing 2019

    The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year

    For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curates a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Beyond a Boundary
    Beyond a Boundary
    ISBN: 9781784875398
    Title: Beyond a Boundary
    Author: JAMES C L R

    'To say "the best cricket book ever written" is piffingly inadequate praise' Guardian

    'Great claims have been made for Beyond a Boundary since its first appearance in 1963- that it is the greatest sports book ever written; that it brings the outsider a privileged insight into West Indian culture; that it is a severe examination of the colonial condition. All are true' Sunday Times

    C L R James, one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century, was devoted to the game of cricket. In this classic summation of half a lifetime spent playing, watching and writing about the sport, he recounts the story of his overriding passion and tells us of the players whom he knew and loved, exploring the game's psychology and aesthetics, and the issues of class, race and politics that surround it.

    Part memoir of a West Indian boyhood, part passionate celebration and defence of cricket as an art form, part indictment of colonialism, Beyond a Boundary addresses not just a sport but a whole culture and asks the question, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Big O: The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina
    Big O: The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina
    ISBN: 9781988516844
    Title: Big O: The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina

    The Big O by Patrick Skene is the story of Olsen Filipaina, a New Zealand Hall of Fame rugby league legend who was a pathfinder for the Maori and Pasifika players who today dominate the Australian National Rugby League. In a career that saw him play 29 Tests for New Zealand and more than 100 first grade NSWRL games, Filipaina was an object of fascination for the rugby league community.To fans he was "the Galloping Garbo", a working-class hero who thrilled crowds in between shifts as a garbageman. To opponents, who feared his Polynesian power game, he was The Big O. To coaches and critics, he was simply "Olsen the enigma".Featured in the book are some of the pivotal figures of 1980s Australia and New Zealand sport including Sir Graham Lowe, Arthur Beetson, Roy Masters, Sir Peter Leitch, David Tua, Sir Bryan Williams, Wayne Pearce, Sir Michael Jones, John Ribot, Mark Graham, David Lange and NRL Immortal Wally Lewis who for the first time opens up about being outplayed by Filipaina in the 1985 Test series.The Big O tracks Olsen's story from his rise out of working-class South Auckland, to overcoming depression, racism and cultural dislocation in Sydney, to the Cinderella story of his success for the New Zealand Kiwis.Forty years after Filipaina burst into Australian rugby league, Skene relates the tale of a humble and principled man, a dynamic and magical pioneer of the 'Pacific Revolution'.The Big O' is a timely story of resilience, redemption, bravery and love. To understand Olsen's story is to understand the cultural changes that have reshaped the game of rugby league.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Bill Pratney: Never Say Die
    Bill Pratney: Never Say Die
    ISBN: 9780958267328
    Title: Bill Pratney: Never Say Die
    Author: ROBINSON JIM

    Bill Pratney's cycling career began in 1926 at the age of 17 and spanned and astounding seven decades. He won an array of championship titles, from one-mile to 120-mile. He triumphed in numerous classic races and became New Zealand's greatest Maori cyclists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Black Boots: NZ Rugby Legends
    Black Boots: NZ Rugby Legends
    ISBN: 9781869539948
    Title: Black Boots: NZ Rugby Legends
    Author: GIFFORD PHIL

    Over 200 photographs from a classic era of NZ rugby - 1950s-early 1990s, many unusual images from behind the scenes. Fascinating (and funny) captions from renowned rugby writer Phil Gifford. Perfect gift for the nostalgia-loving rugby fan - will bring back many great memories of AB greats and tours.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Box on Wheels
    Box on Wheels
    ISBN: 9783667113245
    Title: Box on Wheels

    - Dedicated to the VW camper, a cult classic, celebrating its many guises, in all their glory "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." The VW camper van has been a cult classic for decades and has a broad fanbase all around the world. But Norbert Nettekoven is not interested in immaculately restored collector's pieces, he is looking for the maddest and baddest, the funniest, nicest and strangest camper vans on the planet. From born-again rust bucket to lowered street racer, from stretch limo to steam punk. This eclectic collection of camper vans will blow your mind.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Boy in the Water: A Memoir
    Boy in the Water: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780241354124
    Title: Boy in the Water: A Memoir
    Author: GREGORY TOM

    **Winner of the William Hill 2018 Sports Book of the Year Award**
    A Sunday Times Book of the Year and Telegraph Best Book of 2018
    'Extraordinary' Clare Balding

    The poignant, life-affirming story of a determined boy, a visionary coach, and how the dream of a record-breaking Channel swim became reality

    Eltham, South London. 1984: the hot fug of the swimming pool and the slow splashing of a boy learning to swim but not yet wanting to take his foot off the bottom. Fast-forward four years. Photographers and family wait on the shingle beach as a boy in a bright orange hat and grease-smeared goggles swims the last few metres from France to England. He has been in the water for twelve agonizing hours, encouraged at each stroke by his coach, John Bullet, who has become a second father.

    This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a coach and a boy, and a love letter to the intensity and freedom of childhood.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • Brothers in Black: The Long History of Brotherhood in NZ Rugby
    Brothers in Black: The Long History of Brotherhood in NZ Rugby
    ISBN: 9781988547176
    Title: Brothers in Black: The Long History of Brotherhood in NZ Rugby
    Author: WALL JAMIE

    There's an astounding number of brothers playing in top level rugby in New Zealand. How is this so? What's it like for the siblings: do they compete with each other or do they support each other? Is there a particular climate in some families that encourages this success?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
    Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
    ISBN: 9781851779673
    Title: Cars: Accelerating the Modern World

    A world without cars would be unrecognizable. They have altered the shape of our cities, transformed our nations and landscapes, revolutionised the way we make and buy things, and profoundly influenced our relationship with speed itself.
    From the Ford Model T and the legacy of mass production, to the GM LaSalle and the birth of style and obsolescence, and from the original Volkswagen expression of national identity to the GM Firebird and the desire for frictionless movement, this book presents the car as the driving force that accelerated the twentieth century. It takes an in-depth look at the history of the automobile and its impact, to better understand where we might want to go in the future.

    Published to accompany the V&A's exhibition Cars: Accelerating the Modern World(5 October 2019 - 20 April 2020)

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Chasing Glory? Twelve Months with the All Blacks
    Chasing Glory? Twelve Months with the All Blacks
    ISBN: 9781988547329
    Title: Chasing Glory? Twelve Months with the All Blacks
    Author: WALL JAMIE

    The 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign is shaping up to be the most intriguing World Cup campaign ever for the All Blacks, because they're going for their third title in a row. It will cap a decade of dominance for the team, who broke their 24-year drought in 2011 and then breezed through to win the 2015 edition.

    This year will be a much tougher challenge, though.

    The signs are there that most of the other test playing nations have gained some serious ground on the All Blacks in the last couple of seasons. This was seen in the results against England and Ireland late last year.

    Road to Glory? focuses on the lead up and World Cup campaign itself, which very much started in October 2018. The All Blacks went to Japan for a couple of tests and then on to Europe for three more, which was seen as a dry run for what would happen in a year's time. The tour itself was a hard slog, with the team clearly feeling the effects of a long season. Notably, coach Steve Hansen and captain Kieran Read came under considerable scrutiny throughout.

    Jamie Wall covers the year leading up to the cup, including Super Rugby and the Six Nations, the test season in New Zealand (and the games that will be played in Buenos Aires and Perth), then the final preparations that lead up to the squad being named. Then, a blow-by-blow account of the All Blacks' games, trainings, press conferences and dramas throughout the World Cup as Jamie follows the team through the campaign in Japan.

    All of which will lead to either a Triumphant final victory on 2 November. . .or a crushing defeat that will signal a new era in world rugby.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00

  • Cicerone Tour of Mont Blanc Complete Two-way Trekking Guide
    Cicerone Tour of Mont Blanc Complete Two-way Trekking Guide
    ISBN: 9781852847791
    Title: Cicerone Tour of Mont Blanc Complete Two-way Trekking Guide
    Author: REYNOLDS KEV

    The Tour of Mont Blanc is one of the best - if not the best - of the world's classic hikes. It circumnavigates the Mont Blanc massif in about eleven days. This new edition incorporates details of the new routes on the Italian section, as well as all other recent route changes and variants. The walk has all the excitement of the high mountains yet none of the worry of altitude sickness. It crosses numerous cols with stunning views of spectacular snow and rock peaks. Accommodation along the route is plentiful.The 'official' Tour du Mont Blanc follows an established route around the main block of mountains containing not only Mont Blanc but its principal allied summits. The author describes the tour both in the traditional 'anti-clockwise' direction and the 'clockwise' direction. There are several alternative routes that subsequently link, and these are also described. The routes, along with suggestions for alternative exploration, give what the author thinks is the very best perspective and appreciation of the whole region.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey
    Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey
    ISBN: 9781250234926
    Title: Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey

    Winner of the 2019 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing

    "The Circuit is the best sports book I've read in years, maybe ever." --Rich Cohen, author of The Chicago Cubs and Monsters

    "As sports writing goes, The Circuit is unusual in the very best way. Rowan Ricardo Phillips writes with such fluidity, and packs the book with bursts of brilliance. This is a compulsively readable guide to one truly Homeric year of professional tennis." --John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars

    An energetic, lyrical, genre-defying account of the 2017 tennis season.

    In The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey, the award-winning poet--and Paris Review sports columnist--Rowan Ricardo Phillips chronicles 2017 as seen through the unique prism of its pivotal, revelatory, and historic tennis season. The annual tennis schedule is a rarity in professional sports in that it encapsulates the calendar year. And like the year, it's divided into four seasons, each marked by a final tournament: the Grand Slams.

    Phillips charts the year from winter's Australian Open, where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal renewed their rivalry in a match for the ages, to fall's U.S. Open. Along the way, Phillips paints a new, vibrant portrait of tennis, one that captures not only the emotions, nerves, and ruthless tactics of the point-by-point game but also the quicksilver movement of victory and defeat on the tour, placing that sense of upheaval within a broader cultural and social context. Tennis has long been thought of as an escapist spectacle: a bucolic, separate bauble of life.

    The Circuit will convince you that you don't leave the world behind as you watch tennis--you bring it with you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Climb: The Autobiography
    Climb: The Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780241969427
    Title: Climb: The Autobiography
    Author: FROOME CHRIS

    The Climb by Chris Froome - the inspirational memoir from the British winner of the 100th edition of the Tour de France The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France. A journey unlike any other in the history of cycling, Froome has crossed continents, overcome the death of his mother and conquered debilitating illness to follow his dreams and represent Team GB and Team Sky. He has experienced soaring triumphs, humbling defeats, a public rivalry with Bradley Wiggins and, most recently, the pressures of Lance Armstrong's legacy. Extraordinary, revealing and life-affirming, The Climb is a story of determination, hardship and unimaginable success. Chris Froome was born in Nairobi in 1985 to British parents. He was educated and raised in South Africa and now races for Team GB and Team Sky. In 2011 he finished second overall in the Vuelta a Espana. In 2012 he finished runner-up to Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France and won the Bronze medal in the Time Trial at the Olympic Games. Froome amassed five stage-race victories in 2013, with triumphs at the Tour of Oman, Criterium International, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine leading into a dominant win at the 100th Tour de France. He won the prestigious Velo d'Or award for best rider of 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. In 2014 he won the Tour of Oman, the Tour de Romandie and finished runner-up in the Vuelta a Espana.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Climbing Manual The Essential Guide to Rock Climbing
    Climbing Manual The Essential Guide to Rock Climbing
    ISBN: 9781785212611
    Title: Climbing Manual The Essential Guide to Rock Climbing

    The Haynes Climbing Manual is a thoroughly modern introduction to this growing adventure sport, written by an experienced mountain guide, photographer and author. From getting started with equipment, clothing, fitness and basic skills through to advanced techniques and coping with tricky situations, this manual is packed with practical step-by-step sequences and inspirational photography, making it the perfect guide for the novice or intermediate climber.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Club: How the Premier League Became the Richest, Most Disruptive Business in Sport
    Club: How the Premier League Became the Richest, Most Disruptive Business in Sport
    ISBN: 9781473699588
    Title: Club: How the Premier League Became the Richest, Most Disruptive Business in Sport


    A fascinating book, by two witty and meticulous sports writers Sunday Times

    A jaunty journey through the past quarter of a century in English football The Times

    Magnificent ... Witty, pacy, thorough, this is a book hard to put down Daily Mail

    Brilliant Independent

    How did English football - once known for its stale pies, bad book-keeping and hooligans - become a commercial powerhouse and the world's premium popular entertainment?

    This was a business empire built in only twenty-five years on ambition, experimentation and gambler's luck. Lead by a motley cast of executives, Russian oligarchs, Arab Sheikhs, Asian Titans, American Tycoons, battle-hardened managers, ruthless agents and the Murdoch media - the Premier League has been carved up, rebranded and exported to phenomenal 185 countries. The United Nations only recognizes 193.

    But the extraordinary profit of bringing England's ageing industrial towns to a compulsive global attention has come at a cost. Today, as players are sold for hundreds of millions and clubs are valued in the billions, local fans are being priced out - and the clubs' local identities are fading. The Premier League has become the classic business fable for our globalised world.

    Drawing on dozens of exclusive and revelatory interviews from the Boardrooms - including Liverpool's John W. Henry, Tottenham's Daniel Levy, Martin Edwards and David Gill at Manchester United, Arsène Wenger and Stan Kroenke at Arsenal, Manchester City's sporting director Txiki Begiristain, and executives at Chelsea, West Ham, Leicester City and Aston Villa - this is the definitive bustand boom account of how the Premier League product took over the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Complete Golf Manual
    Complete Golf Manual
    ISBN: 9780241393352
    Title: Complete Golf Manual
    Author: NEWELL STEVE

    Covering every aspect of the game, this is the ultimate self-improvement guide for every player - from the novice to the experienced club golfer.

    Showing readers exactly what it takes to achieve an effective - and repeatable -
    golf swing, this book works systematically through every type of shot, from tee shots, iron play, pitching, and chipping, to coping with bunkers and putting. Each section includes a test to establish your level of ability and provides a series of progressive exercises designed to develop your technique. A section on the ten most common faults that can creep into your game shows you how to fix them quickly and efficiently.

    The Complete Golf Manual also shows you routines to help you think more decisively on the course and deal with high-pressure situations. An invaluable reference section advises you on buying equipment, including custom fitting, guides you through all-important golf etiquette, clearly explains golf's most important rules, and defines all the key golfing terms.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Cristiano & Leo #whoIstheGreatest
    Cristiano & Leo #whoIstheGreatest
    ISBN: 9781509849147
    Title: Cristiano & Leo #whoIstheGreatest
    Author: BURNS JIMMY

    For the best part of the last decade soccer has seen a personal rivalry unlike any seen before: Cristiano and Leo. This is their definitive story, from children kicking a ball halfway around the world from each other to their era-defining rivalry. One the preening Adonis, a precision physical machine who blows teams away with his pace and power. The other a shuffling genius, able to do things with a soccer ball that seem other-worldly. Their differences seem to tap into something fundamental about sports and indeed life. Between them they have scored over a thousand goals, won the Ballon d'Or nine times and redefined modern soccer. For the past eight seasons they have shared the accolade of best player in the world and arguments rage over which one deserves the title of greatest player of all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs
    Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs
    ISBN: 9780500293973
    Title: Cyclepedia: A Tour of Iconic Bicycle Designs

    Cyclepedia is a photographic homage to the beauty of two wheels as well as a celebration of the fastest, lightest, and most innovative bicycles designed over the past century. This book features highlights from the unique collection of architect and designer Michael Embacher's more than 250 bicycles. This compact edition of Cyclepedia offers an expanded selection, including fifteen new bicycles from Embacher's collection, among them designs from Alex Singer, Alan, Textima, and Puch.With a foreword by designer Paul Smith and a history of bicycle design by Michael Zappe and Martin Strubreiter, this stunning selection presents some of the rarest and most beautiful bicycles from around the world. Grouped loosely according to type, the bikes range from mountain, racing, urban, single-speed, and tandems to kids', folding, touring, cargo, and curiosities. The selection includes classic racing bikes from the Tour de France, high-tech machines that employ the latest advances in materials science, and eccentric bikes designed for unusual uses.This book is a cornucopia of all that bicycle design has to offer, the ultimate gift purchase for cycling and design enthusiasts everywhere.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain
    Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain
    ISBN: 9781784705350
    Title: Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain
    Author: MOORE TIM

    A hideously over-ambitions challenge on doomed machinery: Tim Moore, author of Gironimo , cycles the length of the old Iron Curtain.

    Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike.

    Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter's brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland.

    Sleeping in bank vaults, imperial palaces and unreconstructed Soviet youth hostels, battling vodka-breathed Russian hostility, Romanian landslides and a diet of dumplings, Moore and his 'so-small bicycle' are sustained by the kindness of reindeer farmers and Serbian rock gods, plus a shameful addiction to Magic Man energy drink.

    Haunted throughout by the border detritus of watchtowers and rusted razor wire, Moore reflects on the curdling of the Communist dream, and the memories of a Cold War generation reared on the fear of apocalypse -- at a time of ratcheting East-West tension.

    After three months, 20 countries and a 58-degree jaunt up the centigrade scale, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • Dawn of the Golden Weather
    Dawn of the Golden Weather
    ISBN: 9780947493653
    Title: Dawn of the Golden Weather

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Derek & Nigel: Two Heads One Tale
    Derek & Nigel: Two Heads One Tale
    ISBN: 9781784612979
    Title: Derek & Nigel: Two Heads One Tale

    Derek Bevan and Nigel Owens are the only two Welshmen to referee a Rugby World Cup Final and between them, they have officiated in all but one of every Rugby World Cup tournament that’s ever been. In this book, they talk about their World Cup experiences, sharing all the warmth and humour of their many stories and anecdotes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Drive: The Definitive History of Motoring
    Drive: The Definitive History of Motoring
    ISBN: 9780241317662
    Title: Drive: The Definitive History of Motoring
    Author: DK

    Charting the 130-years from the arrival of horseless carriages to the advent of driverless vehicles, celebrate the automobile and the romance of the open road.

    Beginning with the development of the first vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, Drive explores the early glamour of driving, motor sport, and car design, and looks at how the automobile has shaped the modern world.

    Revealing the advances in technology and design that have made cars faster, safer, and better to drive, and transformed them from a means of transportation into objects of status, excitement, and desire, Drive tracks trends in auto manufacturing and the public's changing tastes in cars: whether it's Golden Era sports cars such as the MG, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, and Chevrolet, muscle cars like the Mustang, hot rods, custom cars, the hippie-standard VW, or modern-day hybrid cars. Trivia and fascinating facts covering the growth of car racing, the development of traffic lights, the boom in automobile advertising, the first car washes, and the craft of artisan-made cars complete the subject, making it a must-have for car enthusiasts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

  • Empire Strikes: The Extraordinary Life of Laurie Laxon
    Empire Strikes: The Extraordinary Life of Laurie Laxon
    ISBN: 9780473477493
    Title: Empire Strikes: The Extraordinary Life of Laurie Laxon
    Author: DILLON MIKE

    The Empire Strikes is the tale of the well-known Melbourne Cup winner and one of the world's finest horse trainers, New Zealander Laurie Laxon. While most winners come from horse stock, Laurie Laxon was an apprentice builder in Ngaruawahia. To come from that background to become one of the world's finest horse trainers is astonishing. On the way he won every one of New Zealand's major races, a number of them multiple times, and became Singapore's champion trainer a stunning nine years running. It wasn't a boring journey. Laurie overcame financial difficulties to become a multi-millionaire, coped with a potentially fatal flight from New Zealand to Australia on a horse charter aircraft, and battled with racing's stewards, on the reverse side he refused to allow the grief of his wife being killed by a drunk driver destroy him.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Enzo Ferrari: the Man, the Cars, the Races, the Machine
    Enzo Ferrari: the Man, the Cars, the Races, the Machine
    ISBN: 9780241977163
    Title: Enzo Ferrari: the Man, the Cars, the Races, the Machine
    Author: YATES BROCK

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • FC Barcelona
    FC Barcelona
    ISBN: 9788857240954
    Title: FC Barcelona

    Public spaces tend to over-represent facilities and spatial design for the young and the middle-aged, whereas elderly citizens are all too often neglected by contemporary urban design practice. Age Inclusive Public Space establishes a dialogue between architects and academic contributors from a range of disciplines.

    Collecting examples and showcasing architectural case studies as well as providing a broad portrait of age-inclusive design methodology, it provides practitioners with inspiration and theoretical and practical knowledge on how to design public space to meet the needs of people of all ages.

    Drawings, photographs and illustrations of contemporary built environments, historic gardens, art installations and atmospheric landscapes provide a range of contexts for spatial practitioners of all stripes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
  • Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer
    Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer
    ISBN: 9781781317587
    Title: Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer

    ROGER FEDERER is almost universally recognised as the greatest tennis player of all time; he might also be the greatest athlete. Adored around the world, Federer has become one of sport's most iconic and popular figures. In this innovative graphic biography, Federer's genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with beautiful infographics looking at his serving patterns, the speed of his shots, the spin he generates, his movement, as well as his performance in high-pressure situations such as tiebreaks and Grand Slam finals. Federer's astonishing records -- no man has won more majors, or spent more weeks as the world number one -- are also showcased against his rivals and the legends of the game. Drawing on his conversations with Federer, as well as exclusive interviews with those close to the Swiss, Mark Hodgkinson tells the story of how a young hothead from Basel transformed himself into a calm and poised athlete who came to dominate tennis. And who, while deep in his thirties, has continued to seek improvements, to challenge men many years younger than him and to contend for the sport's biggest prizes. The infographics, stunning photography and insight and analysis -- from Federer's rivals, idols, coaches and members of his inner circle -- will give you a new appreciation of his greatness and how his tennis has moved so many people.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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