1. The Armchair Olympian by Philip Ascough
This trivia book will get you clued up on the Olympics in time for its descent on the UK, so you can know everything there is to know about this grand competition. With statistics, trivia and quotes, you can become the world’s best armchair Olympian in no time.
2. Gazza – Glorious: My World, Football and Me by Paul Gascoigne
Written by the man himself, this autobiography traces back over Paul Gascoigne’s colourful past. Whether it’s a gift for a friend or for yourself, this book is sure to please.
3. The Bumper Book Of Slightly Forgotten British Olympians by Simon Bullivant
Simon Bullivant is the creator of two of the UK’s best panel shows – ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and ‘They Think It’s All Over’, and now he’s brought us this fantastic sports book which is packed to the rafters with sportsmen and women that have been all but forgotten in the annals of time; a truly entertaining read.
4. World Cup Rugby Tales – Lawrence Dallaglio by Lawrence Dallaglio
Lawrence Dallaglio lifts the lid on what goes on behind the scenes at a Rugby World Cup in this book, and he does so with more than enough wit and banter to go around. With a great many big names in rugby included in its text, you’re sure to have a great time reading this book.
5. Twirlymen – The Unlikely History of Cricket’s Greatest Spin Bowlers by Amol Rajan
This book is perfect for cricket fans as it commemorates some of the great spin bowlers of our time. Including W. G. Grace, Shane Warne and many others, this book is accessible for all.
6. Jonny: My Autobiography by Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson’s career in rugby has run on for three decades and he’s now a household name all over the UK, but just what’s it like to live his life? Read his autobiography to gain insight into the highs and lows of a rugby superstar’s life.
7. Paul Scholes – My Story by Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes is one of the most well-known footballers in recent years, but the footballing genius remained relatively quiet until he stepped off the field for the final time. Now in retirement, Scholes has lifted the lid on life as Manchester United’s star player.
8. Sir Alex – The Official Man Utd Celebration Of 25 Years by MUFC
This biography, compiled by Manchester United Football Club, takes a look at the man that is Sir Alex Ferguson and explains how he manages to do what he does. From the first time he stepped into the role of Manchester United manager to now, everything you need to know about Sir Alex is contained within this book.
9. The Cyclist’s Friend by Chris Naylor
Any fans of cycling will appreciate this book, which includes quotes and short stories written by cycling lovers throughout the ages. There are also a number of hints and tips interspersed throughout the book, with everything from dealing with a tyre puncture to how to choose a bike being covered.
10. 100 Essential Things You Didn’t Know About Sport by John D. Barrow
If you know someone who likes to think they know everything there is to know about sport, this book is the perfect gift for them. Many interesting questions you might not have thought to ask are answered in this book, and there’s also a whole hodgepodge of information you can pick up on along the way.
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