Sporting Classics

By The Book Labyrinth

By The Book Labyrinth

Books about sport which have stood and will stand the test of time. These books are always about more than sport and tell us about psychology, our need to win and share in sporting triumph and transport us to specific moments in time. All of these show us the best and worst in human sporting endeavour and how sport endures and immortalises. You'll also learn about octopus wrestling!

Epic: In Search of the Soul of Sport and Why It Matters

Simon Barnes

£9.99 £9.49

Captures the thrill and sense of community of sporting events. It reminds us how our lives are punctuated and enriched by the magnificent battles, games and matches and makes us relive our own experiences of watching victories and defeats. Fantastic!

The Captain Class: The Hidden Force Behind the World's Greatest Teams

Sam Walker

£12.99 £12.34

An excellent book exploring what makes a great leader in sport. Who is your favourite captain? Is grit and determination more important than skill and charisma? A fascinating study for all sports fans.

The Great Romantic: Cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus - Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

Duncan Hamilton

£10.99 £10.44

Perfect prizewinning book for the cricket fan in your life and actually perfect for any sporting fan or fan of writing. It explores the colourful life of sportswriter, Neville Cardus, a man who changed forever how the game was described and perceived.

The Inner Game of Golf

W Timothy Gallwey

£8.99 £8.54

Getting your head right to play golf is the holy grail of this book and it has been a bestseller since publication!

Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports

Edward Brooke-Hitching

£8.99 £8.54

Illuminating, quirky and fun!

Life of Senna

Tom Robython

£9.99 £9.49

Stone Cold Classic

The Battle

Paul O'Connell

£9.99 £9.49

Honest, open and inspiring and surely one of the best ever books on the sport of rugby by a sporting legend.

The Three Degrees: The Men Who Changed British Football Forever

Paul Rees

£10.99 £10.44

Take a knee and read this important book which explores how 3 black footballers experienced life at West Midlands football clubs in the late 70s.

The Hardmen: Legends of the Cycling Gods

The Velominati, Frank Strack, et al.

£9.99 £9.49

Extremely funny and educational - enter the mysterious world of the Velominati with strong language and opinions on all things Cycling. Discover your favourite cycling heroes and the suffering cyclists endure to be the best.

The Damned Utd

David Peace

£8.99 £8.54

Enjoy the brilliant, melodramatic and violent novelisation of Clough's time at Leeds. Engrossing!

The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-first Century

David Goldblatt

£12.99 £12.34

Meticulously researched and satisfying. Yes, football comes first and has become all things to all people. It is religion, it is big business, it is sport and it is life. This book explains why.

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