• 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
  • 2020 NZ Cricket Almanac
    2020 NZ Cricket Almanac
    ISBN: 9781988516974
    Title: 2020 NZ Cricket Almanac

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • 2020 Rugby Almanack
    2020 Rugby Almanack
    ISBN: 9781988516820
    Title: 2020 Rugby Almanack
    Author: AKERS C & HILL A & BURNES C

    The Rugby Almanack is the world's longest running rugby book of record. Now in its 84th edition, the 2020 Rugby Almanack records another huge year, including the Rugby World Cup, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aston Martin
    Aston Martin
    ISBN: 9781529410785
    Title: Aston Martin
    Author: COLLINS BEN

    Aston Martin is a story of spies, speed and hard-driving genius: a driver's love letter to one of the world's best-loved machines.

    The company's first, wickedly fast models were forged at a time when Ferrari's premises at Maranello was nothing but a ploughed field. This book celebrates a century of innovators who kept the fire burning brightly for over a century, from the visionary pioneers Martin and Bamford to modern-day design guru Adrian Newey; from a glamorous web of pre- and post-war spies and racing drivers, to David Brown and the achingly beautiful DB models beloved of Bonds past and present.

    Bestselling author, racer and stunt driver Ben Collins explores the car with the double-o prefix from a unique perspective behind the wheel, carving through country lanes in his father's V8 Vantage, driving Aston Martins in four James Bond movies and competing against them in the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race.

    Ultimately, this is a very British success story: of a triumph of engineering that has burned brightly from the Roaring 20s to the 2020s, and an iconic car that never says die.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • 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
  • Be the Fittest: Your Ultimate 12-Week Guide to Training Smart, Eating Clever & Learning to Listen to Your Body
    Be the Fittest: Your Ultimate 12-Week Guide to Training Smart, Eating Clever & Learning to Listen to Your Body
    ISBN: 9781787135581
    Title: Be the Fittest: Your Ultimate 12-Week Guide to Training Smart, Eating Clever & Learning to Listen to Your Body

    BE THE FITTEST is a powerful, fun and inspirational guide that will change your life.

    Tyrone is a personal trainer who turned his life around through fitness. In this, his first book, he shares his ground-breaking workout and meal plans so that anyone can learn to BE THE FITTEST in 12 weeks.

    * Train the fittest: 12 weekly workout plans based on Tyrone's unique method of combining HIIT with yoga, with clear photographs of the exercises and easy-to-use weekly workout schedules to fit into busy lives
    * Eat the fittest: 60 recipes with photographs and accompanying meal plans, using supermarket ingredients and including time-saving and/or healthy tips and tricks
    * Feel the fittest: essential yoga poses, with clear photographs, as well as breathwork exercises and self-care tips

    Be the fittest: motivational advice, goal-setting and encouragement to help you sustain the new, fittest you

    You'll need no special equipment or expensive ingredients to follow Tyrone's unbeatable fitness plan. And since the book offers questions to help you figure out what your current level of fitness is, you'll be able to start working out at a level that suits YOU.

    Are you ready to BE THE FITTEST?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Beast, the Emperor & the Milkman: A Bone-Shaking Tour Through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands
    Beast, the Emperor & the Milkman: A Bone-Shaking Tour Through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands
    ISBN: 9781472945068
    Title: Beast, the Emperor & the Milkman: A Bone-Shaking Tour Through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands

    A journey through the wild madness of bicycle racing in Flanders.


    'A joy.' - Ned Boulting

    Every nation shapes sport to test the character traits it most admires.

    In The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman, committed Belgophile and road cycling obsessive Harry Pearson takes you on a journey across Flanders, through the lumpy horizontal rain, up the elbow juddering cobbled inclines, past the fans dressed as chickens and the shop window displays of constipation medicines, as he follows races big, small and even smaller through one glorious, muddy spring.

    Ranging over 500 years of Flemish and European history, across windswept polders, along back roads and through an awful lot of beer cafes, Pearson examines the characters, the myths and rivalries that make Flanders a place where cycling is a religion and the riders its lycra-clad priests.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • 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 2020
    Best American Sports Writing 2020
    ISBN: 9780358196990
    Title: Best American Sports Writing 2020

    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 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: $37.00

  • Best: How Champions Are Made
    Best: How Champions Are Made
    ISBN: 9781529304367
    Title: Best: How Champions Are Made

    "Insightful, thoughtful, and altogether wonderful." DANIEL COYLE, New York Times bestselling author of THE TALENT CODE"This book is a must read." EDDIE JONES, Head Coach, England Rugby THE SECRETS OF SUPERHUMAN PERFORMANCENever have the best sportspeople seemed so far removed from the rest of us, their prowess so unfathomable. So how are these extraordinary athletes made?THE BEST reveals how the most incredible sportspeople in the world get to the top and stay there. It is a unique look at the path to sporting greatness; a story of origins, serendipity, practice, genetics and the psychology of excellence, as well as of sports science and cutting edge technology.Packed with gripping personal stories and exclusive interviews with top athletes including Siya Kolisi, Marcus Rashford, Pete Sampras, Steph Curry, Jamie Carragher, Ian Poulter, Helen Glover, Ada Hegerberg, Elena Delle Donne, Joey Votto and Mike Hussey, it explains how the best athletes develop the extraordinary skills that allow them to perform remarkable feats under extreme pressure.Get inside the minds of champions and understand first-hand what makes them perform during high-octane competition, what they think about in the heat of the moment and what drives them to do what they do.By combining examples from numerous original interviews with top athletes and leading sports science research, THE BEST deconstructs superhuman performance and answers the question on every sports fan's mind: "How did they do that?"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 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
  • Born Fighter
    Born Fighter
    ISBN: 9781471185151
    Title: Born Fighter

    Ruqsana Begum's account of how she rose to become a Muay Thai world champion is only a small part of why her story is such an inspirational one for anyone who has ever followed their dream.&

    Ever since she went to school in Bethnal Green, part of a large local Bangladeshi community, Ruqsana Begum stood apart from her friends because she was so keen on sport. At home, she wore the clothes her mother wanted her to wear and behaved like a dutiful Muslim daughter, but at heart she wanted something different. And when she went to college and saw an advert for a Muay Thai club, she knew what that would be. But she also knew that her parents would never allow her to fight - even if they could have afforded the costs. So she fought in secret, and soon discovered that she was a natural. But when her parents arranged her marriage, her new world collapsed and she found herself unable to cope, until she broke free again, and worked her way to the top.

    Ruqsana's story is a tale of empowerment that will inspire anyone who has ever had to battle against the odds and against all the opposition to achieve their goal.&

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Born to Run
    Born to Run
    ISBN: 9781846684227
    Title: Born to Run

    At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Boy in the Water
    Boy in the Water
    ISBN: 9780141988757
    Title: Boy in the Water
    Author: GREGORY TOM

    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: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    ISBN: 9781447210986
    Title: Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin

    The Boys in the Boat is the story of Joe Rantz, a charismatic young man born dirt poor in the woods of Washington State, who dreams of escaping the challenges of the Great Depression, and a complicated family life full of painful memories. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other young men exchange the sweat and graft and dust of ordinary life for the purer rigours of sport at its very highest level - a journey at the end of which lies a gold medal rowing race at the Berlin Olympics of 1936, in front of Hitler himself. Told against the grand backdrop of 1930s America, The Boys in the Boat is a story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty; a story that rises above sport, and even the grand sweep of history itself, in favour of something more personal. For as becomes clear in an interview with Joe shortly before his death, during the writing of this book, what shines most brightly in the old man's mind is not memories of medals, or the boat in particular, or even the boys that he called his friends. It is the thought of something more transcendent; a singular thing that had happened in a fleeting, golden sliver of time long gone, when nine good-hearted young men strove together, pulled together as one, gave everything they had for one another, bound together forever by unspoken bonds of pride and respect and love. Joe was crying, at least in part, for the loss of that vanished time, but much more, I think, for the sheer beauty of it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Call of the Road: The History of Cycle Road Racing
    Call of the Road: The History of Cycle Road Racing
    ISBN: 9780008220808
    Title: Call of the Road: The History of Cycle Road Racing

    Eddy Merckx. Fausto Coppi. Jacques Anquetil. Bernard Hinault. Beryl Burton. Marianne Vos.

    A sole cyclist battling over a pass high in the mountains is one of the most romantic of sporting images. In the past 150 years road cycling has been dominated by a series of iconic people who have redefined endurance and fortitude. Every decade has pushed human limits, until limits were extended by inhuman pharmacology. And these battles have not been fought over just one race, but an annual series beginning with the Spring Classics and then culminating in the three great tours - the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta d'Espagne and the Tour de France - before the cyclists retire to lick their wounds and start on another winter of training.

    The Call of the Road is the definitive story of cycle road racing, from the first race in 1868 to the present day. It is a story that has never been told as the professionals experience it - as a whole energy-sapping year. It looks at the beginning and development of the sport, it explains the tactics and looks at the different physical types that succeed. It explains why some nations have dominated this sport and why, until recently, British riders have underperformed. It also looks at the way the great races were founded and developed, and how the great riders stamped their authority on them through the ages.

    Sidwells doesn't shy away from controversy: dissecting the vexed and seemingly ever-present question of doping. The final chapter brings the story of road racing completely up to date with insight into jiffy bags and salbutamol levels.

    Truly international in scope, looking at road racing in North and Latin America, Australia, Africa and Asia, as well as continental Europe, The Call of the Road is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the history, tactics or personalities of cycle road racing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Captain's Run: What It Takes to Lead the All Blacks
    Captain's Run: What It Takes to Lead the All Blacks
    ISBN: 9781775541646
    Title: Captain's Run: What It Takes to Lead the All Blacks
    Author: GREGOR PAUL

    How the captains of the last 50 years have gone about leading the world's most successful rugby team.

    The job of All Blacks captain comes with a scrutiny that puts it alongside the prime minister in terms of profile and public expectation. It takes a strong, confident and assured personality to captain a team where failure is never tolerated.

    The Captain's Run is a behind the scenes journey into the world of All Blacks captaincy. It reveals how the great captains dealt with the pressure of the toughest job in world rugby, how they coped with failure, and what they would have done differently, if given their time again.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Car Hacks
    Car Hacks
    ISBN: 9781785216510
    Title: Car Hacks

    Driving, owning, repairing and maintaining a car can be expensive, frustrating and time-consuming. Car Hacks is here to explain how to use the things you have around your home to improve your car life, and balance your well-being in the process. From ensuring you never lose a screw when repairing your car, to spending less on fuel, and using cereal boxes to keep you car tidy, this book will open your eyes to the joys of car hacking.

    Here are some favorite hacks you'll find in Car Hacks
    • Interior hacks - Storage, cleaning, fixes, upgrades
    • Exterior hacks - Bodywork, mechanical, quick repairs using everyday items
    • Workshop hacks/Garage hacks - Working on your car
    • Journey hacks - Easy storage solutions, luggage packing hacks, avoiding motorway food prices
    • Driving hacks - Getting better fuel economy, avoiding motorway fuel prices, avoiding jams
    • Family hacks - Entertaining kids (and adults ), simple tablet holders, ensuring everything stays charged, cable tidies, adding WiFi to your car
    • Everyday hacks
    • PLUS 'Tool Hacks' box outs placed throughout the book

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics
    Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics
    ISBN: 9780061351471
    Title: Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics
    Author: SEY JENNIFER

    Updated With a New Introduction

    "I am grateful to Jennifer Sey for sharing such an honest account of her experiences as an elite gymnast. She has eloquently and fairly exposed a dark side to our sport that parents have long needed to be made aware of."

    --Dominique Moceanu, Olympic Gold Medal Winning Gymnast

    Fanciful dreams of becoming the next Nadia Comaneci led Jennifer Sey to become a gymnast at the age of six. Her early success propelled her family to sacrifice everything to help her become, by age 11, one of America's elite. But as she set her sights higher and higher, Jennifer began to change, setting her needs, her health, and her well-being aside in the name of winning. And the adults in her life refused to notice her downward spiral.

    Now, Sey reveals the tarnish beneath her gold medals. A powerful portrait of intensity and drive, eating disorders and stage parents, abusive coaches and manipulative businessmen, Chalked Up is the story of a young girl whose dreams would become subsumed by the adults around her.

    --The Observer, UK

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Cheat: The Not-so-subtle Art of Conning Your Way to Sporting Glory
    Cheat: The Not-so-subtle Art of Conning Your Way to Sporting Glory
    ISBN: 9781760894481
    Title: Cheat: The Not-so-subtle Art of Conning Your Way to Sporting Glory
    Author: O'REILY TITUS

    Where there's sport, there's cheating. No sport is immune; athletics, swimming, rugby, American Football, cricket, baseball, badminton, motorsports, tennis and curling. Yes, even that sport on the ice with brooms.

    Almost as soon as humans started playing sport competitively, they started to cheat. They cheated to win, for the fame, for the money and sometimes for reasons that are hard to understand.

    From the fiendishly clever to the outright hare brained, the borderline to the blatant, Titus O'Reily takes us through the many and varied ways athletes and countries have tried to cheat over the years.

    There's the winner of the New York marathon who was driven in a car part of the way, the male basketballer whose drug test revealed he was pregnant, the Tour De France where many of the riders took the train, the Spanish Paralympic basketball team who faked being intellectually disabled to win gold at the 2000 Paralympics.

    As well as sharing an alarming amount of tales involving swapping bodily fluids, Titus takes you through doping, illegal equipment, bribes, playing dirty, faking injuries, wearing disguises, dodgy referees, ball tampering, eye gouging, itching powder, licking an opponent to distract them and sending a dwarf out to bat to shrink the strike zone.

    Just as sport has become more sophisticated, so has cheating in sport, from state backed doping programs to tiny motors in Tour De France bikes.

    What does this say about us, that we cheat with such regularity and creativity? Will technology help stop cheating or will it only make it worse?

    Mastering the not-so-subtle art of cheating is a hilarious trip through the history of cheating in sport, and a handy how-to-guide for the professional athlete in your family.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Commonwealth of Cricket: a Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle & Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind
    Commonwealth of Cricket: a Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle & Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind
    ISBN: 9780008422516
    Title: Commonwealth of Cricket: a Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle & Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind

    From one of India's finest writers, thinkers and commentators, a memoir of a love affair with cricket.
    As a fan, player, writer, scholar, controversialist and administrator, Ram Guha has spent a life with cricket.

    In this book, Guha offers both a brilliantly charming memoir and a charter of the life of cricket in India.

    He traces the game across every level at which it is played: school, college, club, state and country. He offers vivid portraits of local heroes, provincial icons and international stars.

    Following the narrative of his life intertwined and in love with the sport, Guha captures the magic of bat and ball that has ensnared billions.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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
  • Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories & Other Serious Business
    Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories & Other Serious Business
    ISBN: 9781788701969
    Title: Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories & Other Serious Business

    'Wright Thompson's stories are so full of rich characters, bad actors, heroes, drama, suffering, courage, conflict, and vivid detail that I sometimes thinks he's working my side of the street - the world of fiction.' - John Grisham There is only one Wright Thompson. He is, as they say, famous if you know who he is: his work includes the most read articles in the history of ESPN (and it's not even close) and has been anthologised in the Best American Sports Writing series ten times, and he counts John Grisham and Richard Ford among his ardent admirers. But to say his pieces are about sports, while true as far as it goes, is like saying Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove is a book about a cattle drive. Wright Thompson figures people out. He jimmies the lock to the furnaces inside the people he profiles and does an analysis of the fuel that fires their ambition. Whether it be Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods or Pat Riley or Lionel Messi, he strips away the self-serving myths and fantasies to reveal his characters in full. There are fascinating common denominators: it may not be the case that every single great performer or coach had a complex relationship with his father, but it can sure seem that way. And there is much marvellous local knowledge: about specific sports, and times and places, and people. Ludicrously entertaining and often powerfully moving, The Cost of These Dreams is an ode to the reporter's art, and a celebration of true greatness and the high price that it exacts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • 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

  • 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
  • Distant Shores Surfing the Ends of the Earth
    Distant Shores Surfing the Ends of the Earth
    ISBN: 9781623261177
    Title: Distant Shores Surfing the Ends of the Earth

    Distant Shores is an impressive photographic record of Chris Burkard's search for wild, remote surfing destinations around the globe.

    Chris Burkard's photographs are punctuated by energized landscapes and moments of bliss.

    With the ocean as his main muse, Burkard has consistently captured this subject in timeless and expansive photographs.

    - Burkard spent more than a decade on this quest.
    - Explores how surfing is a bridge between the humble human figure
    and awe-inspiring, powerful natural landscapes
    - Features adventure-seeking surfers and images of natural serenity

    Chris Burkard has established himself as a major photographer in the surf, outdoor, and adventure communities.

    Chronicling some of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world, Distant Shoresmakes a great pick for lovers of surfing, nature, and photography.

    - Perfect for surfers, photographers, adventurer seekers, and those
    who appreciate the beauty of our natural landscape
    - Features extreme locations around the globe and awe-inspiring
    phenomena, like the aurora borealis alongside extreme surfers
    - Gorgeous on display on the coffee table
    - Add it to the shelf with books like Swell: A Year of Waves
    by Evan Slater, Leroy Grannis: Surf Photography
    of the 1960s and 1970s
    by Jim Heimann and
    Steve Barilotti, and The California Surf Project
    by Eric Soderquist and Chris Burkard

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

  • 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
  • Facing the Haka
    Facing the Haka
    ISBN: 9781988547596
    Title: Facing the Haka

    The story of the All Blacks from the other side of halfway. Big names from all their fiercest rivals talk about meeting the world's most successful rugby team in some of the greatest tests of all time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Fever Pitch  (Pop Penguin)
    Fever Pitch (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141045498
    Title: Fever Pitch (Pop Penguin)
    Author: HORNBY NICK

    For many people watching football is mere entertainment; to some it's more like a ritual; but to others, its highs and lows provide a narrative to life itself. For Nick Hornby's devotion to the game has provided one of the few constants in a life where the meaningful things - like growing up, leaving home and forming relationships- have rarely been as simple or as uncomplicated as his love for Arsenal.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
  • Fly Fisher (2020 Version) The Essence and Essentials of Fly Fishing
    Fly Fisher (2020 Version) The Essence and Essentials of Fly Fishing
    ISBN: 9783899551464
    Title: Fly Fisher (2020 Version) The Essence and Essentials of Fly Fishing

    Reel the rewards of fly fishing while being surrounded by nature and wildlife. The lure of pristine rivers coupled with the sensation of casting a net into the open make fly fishing the perfect balance of outdoor activities. The Fly Fisher is a celebration of both the community and artistry of a sport with an ever-growing global appeal. By showing a new generation of aficionados alongside an established, avid band of global fishers, we take a refreshing overview on the essence of the sport, while showing how to care for nature and connect with the environment. For both curious minds and prolific fishers, this is an updated version of a gestalten favorite. In this definitive look at contemporary fly fishing, we go through gear essentials and knot patterns, and explain the techniques needed to master this pastime. Join us as we explore new fishing spots, introduce new- comers to the sport on a beautiful scale, and exhibit an opulence of stunning new photography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
  • Harry Watson: The Mile Eater
    Harry Watson: The Mile Eater
    ISBN: 9780958267311
    Title: Harry Watson: The Mile Eater

    The Europeans laughed at his old-fashioned bicycle and predicted that he would never make it in the Tour de France, the world's hardest and most prestigious cycling race. But in 1928 Harry Watson, the first New Zealander to enter, became the favourite underdog. He returned home a hero, and cemented his claim to greatness by winning almost every long-distance cycling race in New Zealand during the 1930s, creating several enduring records in the process.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Haynes Kayaking Manual: Essential Guide to All Kinds of Kayaking
    Haynes Kayaking Manual: Essential Guide to All Kinds of Kayaking
    ISBN: 9781785211799
    Title: Haynes Kayaking Manual: Essential Guide to All Kinds of Kayaking
    Author: BILL MATTOS

    New in paperback.
    This is a modern illustrated 'how to' guide to kayaking, with authoritative information for beginners as well as the experienced paddler, all delivered with humor and enthusiasm. Presented in color with easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographic sequences and inspirational action images, the Kayaking Manual covers everything from flat water through to ocean paddling, white water and surfing. The book also explains the clothing and equipment required for every type of kayaking and, of course, the boats and paddles themselves, as well as weather, hydrodynamics, safety and rescue.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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