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The Official Sunderland AFC Annual 2022 is packed with facts and stats vital for red and white fans of all ages. Featuring every first team player along with a review of the 2020/21 season, including the Papa John’s Trophy Wembley win, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Quizzes and puzzles galore combine with exclusive looks at the history of your favourite club, including how the Black Cats and Stadium of Light get their names. We look ahead to the biggest games coming up in the second half of the season and, with 2022 being a FIFA World Cup year, we turn the spotlight on SAFC’s World Cup connections. The Official Sunderland AFC Annual 2022 is essential reading for all Black Cats fans! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913578848 • Author: Rob Mason • Publisher: Grange Communications Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 64 • Dimensions: 28.6 x 19.1 cm

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Welcome to the Official Queens Park Rangers Soccer Annual 2022. Find your favourite players in the profiles and posters, as well as a focus on our manager and a look at some of our new opponents for this campaign. Get an inside look at the kit and look back at the highs and lows of last season, as well as looking forward with excitement and anticipation as we feature our pre-season and friendlies matches. And, of course, there is the usual mix of puzzles and quizzes to challenge even the most knowledgeable R's fans! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913578800 • Author: Queens Park Rangers Football Club • Publisher: Grange Communications Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 64 • Dimensions: 28.6 x 19.1 cm

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Formula One 2022, the world's bestselling Grand Prix handbook, is the essential resource for the season ahead. Formula 1 fans will be kept fully up to speed with detailed examinations of all the teams racing in 2022 (from Mercedes and Red Bull to Ferrari and Aston Martin), every driver in competition (including Lando Norris, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton), and all the tracks featured on the packed Grand Prix calendar. It also reviews the 2021 season with race-by-race reports and statistics; highlights changes to the rules and regulations for 2022, and discusses major talking points in F1. As well as the drivers' and constructors' world championship tables from 2021, there is a fill-in guide for 2022, so each book can become a personalised record of the Formula One season. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787399112 • Author: Bruce Jones • Publisher: Welbeck • Format: Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 24.61 x 18.9 cm

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‘My story, without the spin.’ From the start of his glittering career in 1992, to his official retirement from all formats of the game in 2013, Shane Warne has long desired to tell his incredible story without compromise. No Spin is that very story. It will offer a compelling intimate voice, true insight and a pitch-side seat to one of cricket’s finest eras, making this one of the ultimate must-have sports autobiographies. Shane is not only one of the greatest living cricket legends: he is as close as the game has had since Botham to a maverick genius on the field and a true rebel spirit off it, who always gives audiences what they want. Despite being the talismanic thorn in England’s side for nearly two decades of regular Ashes defeats, he was also much loved in the UK where he played cricket for Hampshire. He’s also a much-admired figure in India and South Africa. Alongside his mesmerising genius as a bowler, Shane has often been a controversial figure, and in this book he's talk with brutal honesty about some of the most challenging times in his life as a player. Honest, thoughtful, fearless and loved by millions, Shane is always his own man and this book is a testament to his brilliant career. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785037856 • Author: Shane Warne • Publisher: Ebury Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.7cm

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Delve into the first biography of Dutch formula one wunderkind Max Verstappen. Few drivers have ever shaken up Formula 1 in quite the same way as Max Verstappen. Already the youngest competitor in F1 history, his debut race for Red Bull at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix saw him become the youngest driver ever to win a race, achieve a podium finish or even lead a lap. As the son of F1 legend Jos and elite-level kart driver Sophie Kumpen, Max was destined to be a racing driver. And since that headline-grabbing debut, he has continued to make an indelible impression on the sport, courting criticism and plaudits in equal measure. Sports journalist James Gray seeks to understand the outspoken nature and aggressive driving style that make Verstappen a must-watch before, during and after races, and why his Dutch fans, who turn up to cheer him on in their orange-clad droves, are quite so fanatical. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785787300 • Author: James Gray • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.46 cm

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The Barcelona FC Annual for 2022 has all the answers to your questions about the club and more!  With cool quizzes, facts and stats about current heroes and former legends, and a breakdown of all the best goals of the season, it contains everything you need to know about one of the biggest clubs in the world. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781912456956 • Author: Match! • Publisher: Pillar Box Red • Format: Hardback • Pages: 64

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After a trophy-laden and record-setting club and international career, England’s greatest ever goalkeeper, Peter Shilton, could rightly look forward to an equally successful post-playing career. But a gambling habit forged in his playing days soon spiralled into a gambling addiction: a silent, self-destructive and ruinous obsession that destroyed relationships, his mental health and very nearly himself. With the love and support of his wife Steph, he was able to face up to his addiction, find hope for the future and overcome his 45-year secret and turn his life around. Peter and Steph – who has over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS – now campaign to raise awareness of this, and other destructive addictions, helping both addicts and their partners weather the long and arduous journey back to recovery. Their support for and work with 'The Big Step' campaign aims to bring in stricter advertising controls and team kit sponsorship rules. Steph and Peter bravely tell both sides of their journey with a direct honesty and an empathy born of real-life experience, offering advice and hope to not only those affected by gambling, but sufferers of other chronic addictions. They also shine a light on football’s obsession with gambling, taking millions of pounds from the gambling sites and bookies who sponsor the game, while neglecting to support both the players and fans who fall prey to addiction. This is the ultimately uplifting story of how he was saved – by Steph’s love and support, and his own strength and determination. Product Information: •    ISBN: 9781913543648 •    Author: Peter Shilton, Steph Shilton, Gary Lineker •    Publisher: Ad Lib Publishers Ltd •    Format: Hardback •    Pages: 288

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Rob Burrow is one of the greatest rugby league players of all time. And the most inspirational. As a boy, Rob was told he was too small to play the sport. Even when he made his debut for Leeds Rhinos, people wrote him off as a novelty. But Rob never stopped proving people wrong. In December 2019, Rob was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, a rare degenerative condition, and given a couple of years to live. He was only 37, not long retired and had three young children. When he went public with the devastating news, the outpouring of affection and support was extraordinary. When it became clear that Rob was going to fight it all the way, sympathy turned to awe. This is the story of a tiny kid who adored rugby league but never should have made it – and ended up in the Leeds hall of fame. It's the story of a man who resolved to turn a terrible predicament into something positive – when he could have thrown the towel in. Far more than a sports memoir, Too Many Reasons to Live is a story of boundless courage and infinite kindness. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529073249 • Author: Rob Burrow • Publisher: Macmillan • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.3 x 3.4 cm

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Match Day. Closing a hotel room door, down into the team room. Up into a hotel lobby full of supporters in red shirts, of cheers and applause and shouts of good luck. This is where the story of Alun Wyn Jones's journey begins, the story that every child who has dreamt of playing rugby for their country starts with. From the tightness in your stomach to the look on your team-mates’ faces, the adrenaline starting to flow within. Belonging is the story about how the boy left Mumbles and returned as the most capped rugby player of all time. It is the story of what it takes to become a player who is seen by many as one of the greatest Welsh players there has ever been. What it takes to go from sitting, crossed legged on the hall floor at school, watching the 1997 Lions Tour of South Africa to being named the 2021 Lions Captain. But is it also about perthyn - belonging, playing for Wales, working your way through the age-grades and the club matches and regional sides. What it takes to earn the right to be there, and what it feels like to make the sacrifices along the way. Feeling the bond to the great players not long gone, and feeling the ties to the millions in front rooms and pubs across the hillsides and the valleys, coast to coast. Knowing that deep down you just want to belong, be a part of it, as everyone does. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529058086 • Author: Alun Wyn Jones • Publisher: Macmillan • Format: Hardback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 15.29 x 23.39 cm

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The 74th edition of the Playfair Cricket Annual is packed with all the information you need to follow the cricket season in 2021, as well as a review of events during the previous Covid-impacted twelve months. India are the main attraction this coming season, and here you'll find comprehensive Test match and limited-overs records and career records to help you follow the action. County cricket is covered in unrivalled depth, with biographies of all players registered to the counties at the start of the season, full coverage of last summer's events and a fixture list for all major domestic matches in 2021. There are also sections on women's cricket and the major domestic T20 competitions from around the world, which in 2021 will include The Hundred. For any cricket fan, the season is never complete without a copy of Playfair to guide you through it all. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472267542 • Author: Ian Marshall • Publisher: Headline  • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 13.6 x 9.8 x 3 cm

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The essential day-to-day guide for training for and nailing your first marathon. ‘When it comes to running a marathon, it’s not actually about making it to the finish line, it’s about having the guts to make it to the start line.’ In this beautifully designed and not-at-all scary marathon training guide, Chris Evans breaks down how we can all get ourselves off our sofas, up on our feet and onto that start line. And all in just 119 days! Fizzing with energy, great tips and hard-won experience, this is the perfect guide for anyone keen to take up their own marathon challenge, and to change their lives forever. ‘Chris is a mad keen runner. I hope this book inspires others to get out and do it.’ – Sir Mo Farah ‘An awesome way to get to the start line of your first ever marathon and reach the finish line having enjoyed every moment!’ – Paula Radcliffe Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008480752 • Author: Chris Evans • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 22.7 x 15.9 x 2.4 cm

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