The destination for history



We all know there’s nothing more important in life than sport. Bill Shankly knew the score on that one. Since ancient times it has been central to our culture with sports such as wrestling and boxing used to prepare for war. Nowadays our sport is rarely so life-threatening but it doesn’t mean it is any less important. Since the development of modern sports in the nineteenth century, it has brought together armies on the Western Front, challenged apartheid and transformed the lives of the lucky talented few.

The Home Nations have produced a plethora of sporting heroes – W.G. Grace, George Best, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and Andy Murray to name but a few – and have had their fair share of great triumphs as well as sporting disasters, both in international and domestic fixtures.

Our fantastic selection of sports books reflects this diversity, covering all your favourite teams and players. Our pictorial books and quirky miscellanies offer a unique insight into the histories of specific teams while our fun and irreverent Never Mind series are the ultimate quiz books for rugby and footy fans of all ages. For those interested in the other sports we can offer titles on speedway, rugby league, show jumping, darts, hurling and much more, and for those looking for the more personal touch, a selection of autobiographies and biographies. In short, for the sports fan we have it all.

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