Sport and leisure books

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‘Trump’s not a good sport’: Chris Cillizza on presidents at play
George HW Bush was the most sportsmanlike modern president but Gerald Ford was the best athlete, author says

Rich Tenorio

20, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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In Her Nature by Rachel Hewitt review – reclaiming the great outdoors
An impressive blend of memoir and history that takes inspiration from the women written out of sporting history

Alex Clark

20, Apr, 2023 @6:30 AM

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In brief: Deep Pockets; Camp Zero; Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies – reviews
An intellectual exploration of snooker, a gripping work of speculative climate fiction, and a Booker-longlisted evocation of terminal cancer

Ben East

02, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Writer Rachel Hewitt: ‘Running is fundamentally important to me, physically and emotionally’
As her book about women’s fight to access the great outdoors is published, the writer and academic talks about the joy that running gives her and why she won’t be put off by harassment

Lisa O'Kelly

02, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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In brief: A Writer’s Diary; The Race Against Time; Price Wars – reviews
A clever, moving lockdown journal, an inspirational hymn to older runners and an insightful analysis of our volatile consumer economy

Ben East

08, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Five of the best sport books of 2022
A warning about brain damage, a fresh perspective on Geoffrey Boycott, and the rise and tragic demise of a great cyclist

Jonathan Liew

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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In brief: Harlem Shuffle; Two Brothers; The Queen of Dirt Island – reviews
Colson Whitehead on a heist gone wrong; a revisionary study of the footballing Charltons; and Donal Wilson’s latest fictional vignette of small-town Ireland

Ben East

21, Aug, 2022 @4:00 PM

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In brief: Carrie Soto Is Back; High; All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days – reviews
A retired tennis champion defends her title and finds herself; Erika Fatland has an insightful Himalayan adventure; and a gripping true story of a woman in the anti-Nazi resistance

Hannah Beckerman

15, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Everybody knew Jim Thorpe’: biographer David Maraniss on a pioneering athlete
Pulitzer winner’s new biography tells fascinating story of a Native American star recently recognised as a double Olympic champion

David Smith in Washington

10, Aug, 2022 @1:36 AM

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Adrenaline by Zlatan Ibrahimović review – he doesn’t just talk a good game
In the superstar footballer’s latest memoir, vanity goes hand in hand with an appreciation of his absurd persona

Andrew Anthony

02, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Andy Ward obituary
Other lives: Author of books on sports and higher education, including a narrative account of the Hillsborough disaster

Ian Alister

15, Jul, 2022 @4:59 PM

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A Woman’s Game by Suzanne Wrack review – taking back the pitch
A fascinating history of women’s football from early 20th century heights, through suppression, to its present-day resurgence

Paula Cocozza

22, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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