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  • Adventure Revolution: The life-changing power of choosing challenge

    Little, Brown Book Group Adventure Revolution: The life-changing power of choosing challenge

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    For the past twenty-five years, Belinda Kirk's professional life has revolved around adventure. She's seen it change people first hand: turning the timid into the confident, the addicted into the recovering, and the lost into the intentionally wandering. As a force for change, adventure can be powerful like few others.This book is about this transformational power, and the first to explore why adventure is essential to our wellbeing. From managing anxiety and overcoming fear, to finding self-worth and building interpersonal connections, to being happier, healthier, and more playful, ADVENTURE REVOLUTION draws lessons from more than two decades of experience leading groups into the wilderness around the globe. Illuminated with Belinda's personal narrative, her own research with modern hunter-gatherers, and the latest findings in neuroscience and behaviour, ADVENTURE REVOLUTION presents a compelling case for ditching the living room in favour of a longer, happier, and more adventurous life.

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  • Beyond the Footpath: An inspiring guide to walking mindfully to places of meaning

    Little, Brown Book Group Beyond the Footpath: An inspiring guide to walking mindfully to places of meaning

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    'A treasure-trove of inspiration . . . [Beyond the Footpath] shows us how to make the most of the calm beauty of the natural world that surrounds us, as well as offering practical guidance on where to find - and how to travel to - those special places' Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path'Inspirational yet practical. With mindful exercises and tracks to take. Discover the benefits of being a modern pilgrim' Country Living'A brilliant solution to restoring balance and rediscovering meaning' The Simple ThingsAN INSPIRING GUIDE TO WALKING MINDFULLY TO PLACES OF MEANINGA pilgrimage - long, short, secular or religious - gives you the opportunity to step out of your day-to-day routine and follow a path that promises meaning, a little magic and the space to breathe.Beyond the Footpath will take you on a journey to places of spiritual or personal significance - and show you how to travel in a way that enhances your connection to the world and to yourself. Whether you choose a long-distance trail, an ascent of an awe-inspiring mountain, a walk in an ancient forest, a journey to a temple, stone circle or sacred garden, or simply a lunchtime stroll to somewhere special, Beyond the Footpath has suggestions and tips to inspire you to open the door and walk into a world of wonder.

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    £8.99

  • The Golf Book: The Players • The Gear • The Strokes • The Courses • The Championships

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd The Golf Book: The Players • The Gear • The Strokes • The Courses • The Championships

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    Study the masters! Improve your handicap, swing, and technique.Move from Saturday-golfer to amateur extraordinaire. Packed with everything golfing - from the history of golf, key players, and famous courses to insightful tips on how to step up your own game and master key shots. Learn golf as a beginner or improve your game through tried and tested tips, a look into the most common mistakes and how to fix them, and how to perfect every swing. Inside, you'll find: - Practical instructions about every aspect of golf- 1,500 photos, illustrations, maps, and diagrams to develop correct, consistent technique - Performance charts to assess your progress - Chapters to help you "read" the course, deal with different situations, learn the all-important etiquette, terms and rules, and make decisions about choosing equipment- Recent changes to the official rules of golf and the latest clubs, kit, and accessoriesAuthored by award-winning golf writer, Nick Bradley, this golf book engages keen golfers from start to finish. There is little about golf left untouched and the pages of this exciting book. It explores the game from its ancient origins to where it stands today, profiles great golfers, women's golf, competitions, and key moments in golfing history. Brimming with detail and superbly illustrated, The Golf Book is the ultimate golfing gift and definitive guide to the famous game for players and fans alike. Bringing you face-to-face with stars such as Tiger Woods, Gary Player, and Nancy Lopez - golf courses like Augusta National USA and prolific competitions such as The Open, The Ryder Cup, and the Curtis Cup. You'll be inspired to book your time on the green and master your chip, pitch, and hybrid shots.

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    £22.50

  • Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding

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    £32.40

  • South West England's Coast

    Ordnance Survey South West England's Coast

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    Are you planning a holiday to Devon, Cornwall or the Jurassic Coast? Do you enjoy a walk with stunning coastal scenery? The South West Coast Path is the UK's most popular National Trail - with Tintagel voted the `best walk in Britain' in a survey of 4,000 readers of Country Walking magazine. Pathfinder (R) Guide to Coastal Walks in South West England takes walkers and holidaymakers to the most scenic sections of the South West Coast without needing to walk all 635 miles. Selected from Pathfinder (R) Guides covering South West England, this collection of 30 coastal walks ranges from 2-13 miles in length and is suitable for walkers of all abilities. With walks ranging from family rambles to challenging hikes, each circular walk takes in some of the many delights of the dramatic coastline of South West England from Somerset and Devon to Cornwall and Dorset. The walks are selected by an author who specialises in outdoor writing in southwest England and who has written several walking books on Cornwall, Dorset and North Devon. Eeach walk in Pathfinder (R) Guide to Coastal Walks in South West England is accompanied by clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints to help you navigate your walk with ease. There is also a wealth of useful information accompanying each walk, including good pubs nearby and places of interest en route. So if you're planning a holiday to Cornwall, visiting relatives in Poole Harbour in Dorset or want to discover some of the hidden coastline on your doorstep at Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, enjoy the unparalleled diversity of the British coast with a beautifully scenic coastal stroll from Pathfinder (R) Guide to Coastal Walks in South West England. Pathfinder (R) Guides are Britain's best loved walking guides. Made with durable covers, they are the perfect companion for countryside walks throughout Britain. Each title features circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, tried and tested by seasoned walkers and accompanied by beautiful photography and clear Ordnance Survey mapping. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone.

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    £11.69

  • SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive in the Wild, on Land or Sea (Collins Gem)

    HarperCollins Publishers SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive in the Wild, on Land or Sea (Collins Gem)

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    THE MULTIMILLION COPY BESTSELLER THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SURVIVING ANYWHERE The Collins Gem SAS Survival Guide is the pocket companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared on land or sea. SAS legend John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman’s unrivalled guide will teach you: Preparation – Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit. Navigation – Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain. Food and Health – Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease. Safety and Security – Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others. Disaster Survival – Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.

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    £6.99

  • Move Like A Lion

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd Move Like A Lion

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    Get up off the sofa and start moving with former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, in his first children's book.Learn to walk like a crab, swing like a monkey, and slide like a penguin in this book from the Winter Olympics presenter that helps children have fun and get active, all the while learning about favourite animals. Simple exercises show children different activities they can easily do, any time and any place, with no extra equipment required!Inside the pages of this entertaining children's book, you'll discover: - 40 delightful activities where readers mimic the movements of their favourite animals- A fun fusion of animal facts (science) and physical education to create an engaging and unique experience- Charming illustrations and step-by-step instructions that show children how to do different posesAll of the moves in the book are modelled on the natural movements of the animals and can be easily integrated into the day, with an exercise to do when you wake up, suggestions for ones to do during the day, and a relaxing exercise to help children settle down for bedtime. Radzi wants every child to enjoy the amazing way exercise can make you feel. Illustrations by Francesca Rosa accompany the exercises, showing young readers exactly what they need to do for each one. Ideal for both active kids and children who are a bit more reluctant to go out and play, this exciting new book teaches them about the natural world as they have fun moving their bodies.

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    £5.99

  • The Joy of Walking: Selected Writings

    Pan Macmillan The Joy of Walking: Selected Writings

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    Just like the best walks, The Joy of Walking takes you on a journey with lots to surprise and enjoy along the way. Through the best of classic writing, this inspiring anthology shows how the simple act of walking goes to the heart of life itself.Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning pocket size classics, this edition is edited and introduced by Suzy Cripps.Whether walking through awe-inspiring countryside or weaving your way through crowds in the hustle and bustle of great cities, we take thousands of steps a day. Finding meaning in movement can be difficult in today’s frenetic world. This may seem like a modern problem, but putting one foot in front of the other is something that authors have been writing about for centuries. Some like Gaskell, Wordsworth and Whitman extol the virtues of walking in the countryside, be it on one’s own connecting with nature or as the means to really good conversation with friends. Others like Dickens and E. M. Forster explore the thrill and dangers of moving about the city, by day or by night. In The Joy of Walking you’ll find a wealth of essays, poetry and fiction celebrating and exploring the joy of walking.

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    £9.89

  • Bazball: The inside story of a Test cricket revolution

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Bazball: The inside story of a Test cricket revolution

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    WATERSTONES' BEST BOOKS OF 2023: SPORT ‘Gripping’ Roger Alton, Sunday Times The inside story of how England transformed the way Test cricket is played. After one win in 17 by the start of the summer of 2022, England needed something new. For 145 years, Test cricket was played mainly in one way: batters laid a foundation before daring to attack – and, even then, only if circumstances were favourable. Bowlers tried to bowl maidens, calculating that they would eventually force an error. But the old ways weren’t working. Then came ‘Bazball’, driven by new head coach in Brendon (‘Baz’) McCullum and captain Ben Stokes. What followed was one of the most thrilling revolutions in any sport, as a rudderless and ridiculed England Test team became – almost overnight – cricket’s most talked-about phenomenon. They embarked on a brand of Test cricket that breathed life into an ailing format, breaking records as they went on to win 11 out 13 Tests before taking on world champions Australia in a dramatic Ashes contest that ended 2–2. Lawrence Booth and Nick Hoult, two of the game’s most respected writers, had a ringside seat for all the action. Their book will reveal how Bazball swept the England dressing room and transformed the team’s fortunes. Told via a mixture of interviews with the protagonists and insights gathered by the authors during their own close-up reporting, Bazball is an unmissable read. As Rob Key said after he appointed McCullum: ‘Buckle up and get ready for the ride.’

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    £19.80

  • The Catch: Fishing for Ted Hughes

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC The Catch: Fishing for Ted Hughes

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    ‘An absolute gem . . . I was delightfully lost by the river throughout’ Paul Whitehouse ‘Marvellous . . . The Catch leaves both its writer and its reader wonderfully "lost in water"’ Robert Macfarlane ‘Penetrating and poetic, filled with honeyed prose and thoughtful criticism’ The Times A brilliant blend of memoir and biography, The Catch is a stunning meditation on poetry and nature, and a quiet reflection on what it means to be a father and a son. _______________ It is in the midst of a swirling river, casting a line, that Mark Wormald meets Ted Hughes. He stands where the poet stood, forty years ago, because fishing was Ted Hughes’s way of breathing – and because the poet's writing has made Mark understand that it has always been his way of breathing, too. Using Hughes’s poetry collection River and his fishing diaries as a guide, Mark returns again and again to the rivers and lakes in Britain and Ireland where the poet fished. At times, he uses Ted's fly patterns; at others his rods. It is an obsession; a fundamental connection to nature; a thrilling wildness; an elemental pursuit. But it is also a release and a consolation, as Mark fishes after the sudden death of his mother and during the slow fading of his father.

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  • All the Time in the World

    Simon & Schuster All the Time in the World

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    Discover the answer to life’s most pressing problems through the joy of fly-fishing from master philosopher John Gierach. Once again, John Gierach tells the world why the pastime of fly-fishing makes so much sense—except when it doesn’t. In sparkling prose, with more than a touch of humour, he recalls the joys of landing that trout he’s been watching for the last hour—and then losing an even fatter one a little later. Joy and frustration mix in Gierach’s latest appreciation of the fly-fishing life as he takes us from his home waters on the Front Range of the Rockies in Colorado to fishing meccas all over North America. From fishing lodges in Alaska to memories of the local creek in the Midwest where he grew up, Gierach reminds us about the indispensability of the natural world around us.

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    £18.00

  • Any Given Sunday: The NFL's Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games

    Orion Publishing Co Any Given Sunday: The NFL's Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games

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    An authoritative 100-year history of America's National Football League from its founding.The NFL has become the most lucrative sports league in the world, yet it has not always been a roaring success story. It is a rocky road filled with detours and wrong turns; with heroes and villains; and, most importantly, with thousands of games. Any Given Sunday recounts twenty of the biggest of those, starting with the first contest ever played in 1920 and working through to key fixtures in the recent past. Each chapter is complemented by interviews with some of the game's true stars; first-hand accounts from games, including multiple Super Bowls; and, finally, full access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Matthew Sherry, founder of Gridiron, the UK's only NFL magazine, takes readers from the boardroom to the field, into the locker-room and inside the journeys of legends, providing a full snapshot of the NFL's epic first century.

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  • The Grand National: A Celebration of the World's Most Famous Horse Race

    Orion Publishing Co The Grand National: A Celebration of the World's Most Famous Horse Race

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    Every year the Grand National produces very different stories from jockeys and horses alike; uplifting scenes from a victor and heartbreak when a mere inch divides the loser from the winner at the end of nearly four-and-a-half miles and thirty challenging fences. In 1839 the first winner was aptly named Lottery. Back then, huge crowds rode to Aintree by horseback, in carriages, carts or on foot. Today the Grand National is probably the world's most famous horse race, with a global television audience of some 600 million in 140 countries.This richly informed book focuses on the race's various record-breakers, rather than being a purely chronological history of this greatest of all steeplechases. Many records have stood the test of time: in 2019, Tiger Roll's second consecutive victory was the first time that the feat had been achieved since Red Rum in 1973-74. Anne Holland's authoritative history celebrates one of the world's greatest sporting spectacles.'A well-organised and cheerily anecdotal volume' Spectator

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    £10.99

  • Springwatch: Great British Walks

    Ebury Publishing Springwatch: Great British Walks

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    100 wildlife walks through our beautiful British countryside. The beautiful countryside and intimate wildlife stories explored in Springwatch have inspired viewers to get outside and reconnect with the natural world for almost 20 years. Now this new practical compendium will help you go further, bringing together the most scenic walks and diverse wildlife from around Britain. Covering every region in the UK, it includes a range of easy strolls and more challenging hikes for every level of walker, each featuring wildlife unique to the area: from white-tailed eagles on the Isle of Mull and red squirrels in Northumberland, to grey seals in Devon, bottlenose dolphins along the Welsh coast and sparrowhawks in Northern Ireland. Detailed descriptions of routes, specially-commissioned maps and easy-to-follow practical information ensure you have everything you need to set out on these walks yourself, with tips on spotting flora and fauna, with a key species selected for each walk across the country.With a foreword by Chris Packham, and beautiful line art throughout, whether you feel like wandering through a bluebell wood or enjoying the sea breeze on a dramatic coastal path, Springwatch: Great British Walks has something for every season - and it's all just outside your door.

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    £17.09

  • SW Coast Path North Cornwall Adventure Atlas

    HarperCollins Publishers SW Coast Path North Cornwall Adventure Atlas

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    The perfect companion for those who love the great outdoors, the A-Z Adventure Series features OS 1:25000 scale mapping in a convenient book, complete with index. The South West Coast Path is a National Trail along the Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset coasts. This stunning walk from Minehead, Somerset covers 630 miles to South Haven Point in Poole Harbour, passing through two World Heritage Sites (the Jurassic Coast and the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape), Exmoor National Park, Land's End and many areas of outstanding natural beauty. A series of five A-Z Adventure Atlases together cover the South West Coast Path: •SW Coast Path North Devon and Somerset•SW Coast Path North Cornwall•SW Coast Path South Cornwall•SW Coast Path South Devon•SW Coast Path Dorset This A-Z Adventure Atlas of the SW Coast Path North Cornwall features 41 pages of continuous OS mapping covering the route from the Devon/Cornwall border to Land's End. The trail is easy to follow, highlighted in yellow to stand out from other footpaths, with mileage markers to gauge distances when planning your own sections of the walk to enjoy. The book includes a route planner showing distances between places and indicates available amenities, including:•Information Centres•Visitor Centres•Hotels/B&Bs•Youth Hostels•Campsites (seasonal opening)•Public Houses•Shops•Restaurants•Cafes (seasonal opening)•Petrol stations Also featured is a selection of QR codes to access useful websites with your smartphone. Unlike original OS Explorer sheets, this A-Z Adventure Atlas includes a comprehensive index to towns, villages, hamlets and locations, natural features, nature reserves, car parks and youth hostels. Each index entry has a simple page reference and a six figure National Grid reference. OS 1:25000 is Ordnance Survey's most detailed leisure mapping, showing public rights of way, open access land, national parks, tourist information, car parks, public houses and camping and caravan sites. With a book size of 240mm x 134mm Adventure Atlases are the same size as a folded OS map, ideal for map pockets etc. Other National Trails available within the A-Z Adventure Series include: Coast to Coast, Cotswold Way, North Downs Way, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Pennine Way, South Downs Way, The Ridgeway and Thames Pat

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  • Spirit of Cricket: Reflections on Play and Life

    Little, Brown Book Group Spirit of Cricket: Reflections on Play and Life

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    If someone were to say 'it's not tennis', or 'not football' of shabby behaviour in any walk of life, he or she would not be understood. If they said 'it's not cricket', they probably would be (though less reliably than a century ago). Is there some special spirit of cricket?The laws of cricket, like the laws of the land, aim at a sort of justice or balancing between different factions. The purpose behind cricket's laws, and behind changes in them, is often to calibrate the balance in the game between batsmen and bowlers, between attack and defence, between safety and risk. Cricketing lawmakers are interested in the overall appeal of the game to players and spectators alike.In Spirit of Cricket, Mike Brearley alternates between issues and examples within the game - from 'Mankading' and the 'Sandpaper' affair to sledging, mental disintegration and racism - as well as broader issues such as the spirit and letter of the law. Brearley examines the issue of how far what purports to be justice (in law or in spirit) may or may not be the expression of the powerful within the activity or within society. He also contrasts cheating and corruption, and reflects on the nature of penalties in regard to each. He discusses the significance of the notion of the spirit of the game for umpires, groundsmen, administrators, media and spectators - and, of course, for players.Intelligent and insightful, Spirit of Cricket points to qualities in cricket that enhance our development as people - including a sense of fair play, the embracing of striving both for our team and for ourselves and the important values of playfulness in life and professional sport.

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  • More Than a Game: Saving Football From Itself

    Vintage Publishing More Than a Game: Saving Football From Itself

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    A top-to-bottom look at England's national game, from one of the UK's leading business economists.The Premier League is the most commercially successful football league in history, the self-proclaimed 'best league in the world'. But success has come at a cost, unbalancing the English game to a profound and damaging degree.Football's stumbling response to COVID-19 and the European Super League disaster are just the most recent examples. It is estimated that more than two thirds of the country's 92 professional clubs are loss-making; payments to agents each year regularly total more than the combined income of all 44 clubs in Leagues 1 and 2; supporters have been squeezed to the limit; racist incidents are on the rise; grassroots facilities are in a dreadful state; and failed World Cup bids have severely weakened England's standing in the global game. The national team's performance at Euro 2020 can't paper over the cracks.There is an alternative. In this revealing and eye-opening analysis, leading economist Mark Gregory reveals the breadth and depth of the problems facing our national men's game, and shows us a way to bring football home for good.

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  • A Woman's Game: The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Women's Football

    Guardian Faber Publishing A Woman's Game: The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Women's Football

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    ***WINNER OF A SUNDAY TIMES SPORTS BOOK AWARD***A TIMES SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR'A truly important book.' MEGAN RAPINOE'Hardhitting and clear sighted.' THE TIMES'Impassioned . . . joyous.' SPECTATORDISCOVER THE STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR THE LIONESSESThis is the astonishing history of women's football: from the game's first appearance in England in the late nineteenth century to the incredible teams that at their height drew 53,000 spectators to Goodison Park, through to its fifty-year ban in the UK and the aftershocks when restrictions were lifted. Following the game's meteoric rise in recent years, Suzanne Wrack considers what the next chapter of this incredible story might - and should - be.'A thoroughly entertaining and enlightening read.'CLARE BALDING'A fantastic book on how the game has developed and what its future could hold.'PHIL NEVILLE'A compelling narrative . . . The history of the women's game has been long overlooked. This book celebrates it, and the teams and individuals who helped the sport develop into today's nationally and internationally recognized phenomenon.'TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT'Wrack is something of a trailblazer herself . . . few would be better placed to write its history.'IRISH TIMES

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  • Wild Swim

    Guardian Faber Publishing Wild Swim

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    In this stunning and inspiring guide, Kate Rew, founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society, takes you on a wild journey across Britain, braving the elements to experience first-hand some of the country's most awe-inspiring swim spots, from tidal pools in the Outer Hebrides to the white-sand beaches of the Isles of Scilly.Waterfalls, natural jacuzzis, sea caves, meandering rivers - every swim is described in loving detail, taking in not only the gleeful humour of each mini-adventure and the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings, but also practical information about how to find these remote spots.Featuring evocative photography from Dominick Tyler, this is a must-have book for serious swimmers and seaside paddlers alike, and is perfect for the outdoors enthusiast in your life.

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    £13.49

  • Women on Waves: A Cultural History of Surfing: From Ancient Goddesses and Hawaiian Queens to Malibu Movie Stars and Millennial Champions

    Pegasus Books Women on Waves: A Cultural History of Surfing: From Ancient Goddesses and Hawaiian Queens to Malibu Movie Stars and Millennial Champions

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    A captivating look at two centuries of surfing—"the Sport of Queens"—from Native Hawaiian royalty to the breakout style and jaw-dropping feats on the waves today.Few subjects in the world of sports and or the outdoors is more timely or compelling than women’s surfing. From smart, strong, fearless women shattering records on 80-foot waves to professional athletes fighting for equal pay and a more fair and just playing field, these amazing, wave-riding warriors provide an inspirational and aspirational cast of powerful role models for women (and men) across all backgrounds and generations. Over the past two-hundred years, and especially the past five decades, the surfing lifestyle have become the envy of people around the world. The perception of sun, sand, surf, strong young women and their inimitable style, has created a booming lifestyle and sports industry—and the sport that is set to make its Olympic exhibition debut in Tokyo 2021. A massive shift from when colonizers tried to extinguish all traces of Native Hawaiian surfing and its sacred culture.What is it about the surfing that intrigues people of all ages, from all corners of the world? The beaches and idyllic locations? The unique style and mystique that surfers project? These women, on the beach and riding giant waves, or in the media, have made their mark on not just their sport, but our wider culture. Women on Waves is filled with phenomenal athletic performance, breakthrough female achievements, and plenty of inspiration and fun to see us through until the time when we can all hit the surf once more! Spanning a millennia from Hawaii to Malibu, New York to Australia, South Africa to the South Pacific and beyond, Jim Kempton presents a fascinating new narrative that will captivate anyone who loves sports and the outdoors.

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  • Eat Run Enjoy: Recipes for Running Performance and Pleasure

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Eat Run Enjoy: Recipes for Running Performance and Pleasure

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    A book about two passions: trail running and delicious food. 'One of the 20 Best Food Books of the Year' - The Observer ‘If you love to run and you love to eat, this is a book for you!’ – Dean Karnazes ‘This book inspires me inside and out, I want to run, leap, cook and eat. An all-round appetite a rouser.’ – Fergus Henderson ‘You don’t need to be like Billy and run 100-mile trails to appreciate this cookbook.’ – Allan Jenkins Eat, Run, Enjoy is a recipe book designed for runners of all levels. It features 80 mouth-watering recipes, including breakfasts, salads, main meals, snacks, drinks and desserts, many of which are vegetarian or vegan, and all designed with busy runners in mind. These easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals will help runners reach their performance goals in an enjoyable way. It’s delicious food that not only tastes great but will also keep you going through long days on the trails and in the mountains. Includes insightful interviews with some of the world’s best trail and mountain runners, who offer their nutritional advice and tips on how to become a better runner. With beautiful food photography and stunning images of some of the world’s most majestic trails, this book will inspire you both to get cooking some wholesome and tasty food in the kitchen, then to lace up your trainers and head outside to enjoy the run. The book features interviews with ultra-running legends Emelie Forsberg, Ida Nilsson, Mimmi Kotka, Ricky Lightfoot, Courtney Dauwalter and Zach Miller.

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    £19.80

  • Wildlife Walks: Get back to nature at more than 475 of the UK's best wild places

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Wildlife Walks: Get back to nature at more than 475 of the UK's best wild places

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    The definitive guide to Britain’s stunning wildlife heritage, showcasing more than 475 walks through the Wildlife Trust’s forest, heaths, moors and woods. Published in conjunction with the Wildlife Trusts, Wildlife Walks is a superb guide to more than 475 of the UK's top nature reserves, all of them owned and managed by the unique network of Wildlife Trusts. Organised by region, each entry includes information on access and conditions, opening times, facilities, how to get there, and local attractions. Boxes highlighting special species of interest are dotted throughout the book. Illustrated throughout with many beautiful colour photographs and maps, Wildlife Walks is the only guide you'll need to plan a great family day out.

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    £15.29

  • Forest School Activity Cards: 48 Fun Things to Do Outdoors

    Watkins Media Limited Forest School Activity Cards: 48 Fun Things to Do Outdoors

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    This is the first-ever Forest School-themed activity card deck, offering 48 games, crafts and skill-building activities to enjoy outdoors. Aimed at parents, carers, teachers and Forest School group leaders, this is a uniquely handy reference tool to tuck into a pocket and take out into the woods to inspire outdoor fun. It complements Jane Worroll & Peter Houghton's two previous books (Play the Forest School Way and A Year of Forest School), containing activities from those books in abbreviated form. The cards are grouped into four "suits", each with 12 cards: Team Games (fun, high-energy games to play together); Survival Skills (working together to build dens, make fires, gather wild food and cook it); Nature Spotlight (exploring the natural world in more detail); and Forest Craft (woodland-themed makes). A booklet explains how to use the deck: forest school leaders or parents can get kids involved in leading the play (flicking through the cards and choosing an activity) and the suits will also help adults in considering how a session might be structured (with the kids getting final say looking at the cards). The booklet also gives notes on safety, the Forest School ethos, basic kit and other key need-to-knows.

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  • BBC Sports Report: A Celebration of the World's Longest-Running Sports Radio Programme: Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Sports Book Awards 2023

    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC BBC Sports Report: A Celebration of the World's Longest-Running Sports Radio Programme: Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Sports Book Awards 2023

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2023 - SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR THE OFFICIAL DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF BBC SPORTS REPORT ‘Opens the doors to one of the great radio institutions.' – Dan Walker ‘An absolute joy to read.’ – John Inverdale 'That opening tune always quickens the pulse.' – Henry Winter Sports Report is as much a 75-year history of sport as a BBC radio institution and Pat Murphy pays handsome tribute to a programme that is still followed affectionately by millions. For nearly 75 years, one BBC programme has been a constant factor in chronicling the way sport is covered, in all its many facets. It has been a window on the sporting world all over the globe – packed tightly into every Saturday evening for the bulk of the year. First broadcast in 1948, Sports Report is the longest-running radio sporting programme in the world and one of the BBC’s hardy perennials. Pat Murphy has been a reporter on the programme since 1981 and here he sifts comprehensively through the experiences of his contemporaries and those who made their mark on Sports Report in earlier decades. He hears from commentators, reporters, producers, presenters and the production teams who regularly achieved the broadcasting miracle of getting a live programme on air, without a script, adapting as the hour of news, reaction and comment unfolded. Drawing on unique access from the BBC Archives Unit, he highlights memorable moments from Sports Report, details the challenges faced in getting live interviews on air from draughty, noisy dressing-room areas and celebrates the feat of just a small production team in the studio who, somehow, get the show up and running every Saturday, with the clock ticking implacably on. --- Waterstones Best Books of 2022 – Sport

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  • After the Storm: How the GAA Found New Hope

    Bonnier Books Ltd After the Storm: How the GAA Found New Hope

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    Over the years, the GAA and its people have weathered many storms. But whenever there's a threat, this is when the GAA comes together to look after their own.AFTER THE STORM: How the GAA Found New Hope tells the story of the biggest and most recent threat we have faced, a global pandemic, and how the people of the GAA coped with a situation never seen before. These are stories of resilience and courage in the face of unknown odds, people helping each other as never before, and tales of loss, hope and the will to fight another day.Above all, this is the story of the life-and-death struggle for survival of the GAA and its people, and the incredible way they rallied and found new hope for the future.

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    £9.99

  • 101 Great GAA Controversies

    Bonnier Books Ltd 101 Great GAA Controversies

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    101 Great GAA Controversies is a collection of fascinating accounts from the field with appearances from some famous and infamous personalities, like Joe Brolly, Ger Loughnane, Pat Spillane and Babs Keating. With stories from the last 130 years, it is the major controversies that turn national games into our nationwide issues, often infuriating but never boring! Revealing insights into the Cork hurling strikes; Bloody Sunday; The Battle of Omagh; the Tony Keady affair; Louth's lost Leinster final; Kerry's undressing; the Sky Sports deal and of course the gripping events of the never to be forgotten hurling summer of 1998, this collection is bound to enthral all fans of Gaelic Games and might even settle a score or two. Including epic tales from Gaelic football, women's football, camogie and hurling, this book is sure to entertain fans of every GAA sport and continue the lore of the Gaelic Games.

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    £9.99

  • Woodland Craft Handbook

    GMC Publications Woodland Craft Handbook

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    The Woodland Craft Handbook is an inspirational yet practical guide to traditional crafts, woodland coppice products and forest permaculture. Step into the shoes of woodsman Ben Law as he explores this diverse collection of crafts made from materials sourced directly from the woods. Brooms, rakes, pegs, spoons, chairs, baskets, fencing and walking sticks – the items are one-off and unique ­ hewn and shaped by hand, infused with a simple, rustic beauty. With fascinating information on the history and traditions of the crafts, coppice management, tree species and the tools and devices used, we learn about all aspects of the low-impact woodland way of life. Much as the traditional techniques associated with the woods were passed down through families, this book aims to help secure their relevance and adapt them for future generations. AUTHOR: Ben Law, woodsman, craftsman, eco-builder, teacher and writer, lives and works in Prickly Nut Wood in West Sussex, UK. The building of his unique woodland home was featured on Grand Designs in the UK and was voted by viewers as the most popular episode ever. Ben runs courses on sustainable woodland management and permaculture, runs a specialist eco-building company and trains apprentices. Ben Law is the author of several books, including The Woodland House (Permanent Publications, 2005). The Woodland Year (Permanent Publications, 2008), and Woodsman: Living in a Wood in the 21st Century and Woodland Craft (GMC Publications, 2015). SELLING POINTS: . 15 rustic projects (including green wood) with detailed how-to instructions, photos and illustrations . Many projects are made with green wood . Includes sections on crafts for the farm and garden, crafts for the home and wood fuel, plus handy directories of tree species, tools and devices . Caters for all levels of ability: from simple woven panels and carving spoons to making a steam-bent lounger . Includes fascinating historical snippets that reveal the rich traditions behind the crafts from the era before industrialized mass-production . Will appeal to people with an interest in traditional crafts, woodland management, sustainability, permaculture and the countryside 220 photographs, 123 illustrations

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    £11.69

  • Four Guys in a Boat: A Decade of Rum, Cigars, Poker and Lies

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  • All in a Day's Cricket: An Anthology of Outstanding Cricket Writing

    Little, Brown Book Group All in a Day's Cricket: An Anthology of Outstanding Cricket Writing

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    This selection of the very best, and most intriguing, writing on cricket, drawn from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day, adopts a fresh approach. It is arranged around the theme of the many things that must happen simply for a day's play to happen - from creating a clearing in a Malaysian jungle to getting to the ground - so includes, alongside writing by players both great and unknown, the perspectives of spectators, umpires, scorers and other unsung heroes of the game. There are contributions from John Arlott, Neville Cardus, C. L. R. James and E. V. Lucas; Marcus Trescothick writes on his introduction to cricket aged three; Angus Fraser on meeting Nelson Mandela; Phil Tufnell on being shanghaied into getting a haircut by Mike Gatting; and Rachael Heyhoe Flint on being the first woman to step onto the Lord's ground as a player. But it is the cricket itself and the outstanding players and their achievements that remain the focus - the greats of the recent and distant past involved in some of their most famous exploits. From 'disgraceful scenes at Lord's', described by Irish writer Robert Lynd, to North America, which W. G. Grace toured in 1872, and from a match played on ice to the tropical islands of Fiji and Samoa, this is a collection that does full justice to the extraordinary breadth, diversity and enduring fascination of the greatest game in the world.

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  • Walking in the Isles of Scilly: 11 walks and 4 boat trips exploring the best of the islands

    Cicerone Press Walking in the Isles of Scilly: 11 walks and 4 boat trips exploring the best of the islands

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    This guidebook to walking on the Scilly Isles includes 11 day walks and 4 boat trips. The walks are between 1.5 and 10 miles long (2.5km and 16km), and explore the larger islands such as Tresco, St Martin's, St Mary's, St Agnes and Bryher as well as smaller islands in the archipelago. Alongside the walks, which are suitable for walkers of all abilities, are 4 boat trips which explore Annet and the Western Rocks, the Norrard Rocks, St Helens and Tean as well as the Eastern Isles. All routes are illustrated with OS mapping and contain lots of background information on the history, geology and ecology of the islands. There is also practical information on public transport services and accommodation. With their mild climate and relaxing atmosphere, the Isles make an ideal holiday destination, with stunning scenery, rich bird life and myriad wildflowers. Basking in sunshine, rising green and pleasant from the blue Atlantic Ocean, fringed by rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, they reveal their charms to those who walk the headlands, sail from island to island and take time to observe the sights, sounds and scents of the landscape.

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    £8.95

  • South West Coast Path: Minehead to Padstow: National Trail Guide

    Quarto Publishing PLC South West Coast Path: Minehead to Padstow: National Trail Guide

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    The South West Coast Path is the spectacular 630-mile (1008-km) National Trail around the tip of Britain. This volume features the section of the Path from Minehead to Padstow, a distance of 163 miles (262 km). It skirts the Exmoor National Park, taking in the precipitous harbour towns of Lynton, Lynmouth and Ilfracombe, before heading south-west into Cornwall along the surfers' coast via Westword Ho! and Arthurian Tintagel, to reach the gastronomic mecca of Padstow. Along the way there is the coastal path around Lundy Island, with its puffins, and other arresting wildlife from shearwaters to basking sharks.This guide has been fully revised and updated for 2016, and completely resdesigned to feature many more colour photographs and much more information on local history, cultural associations and wildlife. It is not so much a walking guide as a complete companion to the landscape of the Path, whether you are a dedicated long-distance walker or a weekend stroller. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Natural England, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails.

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    £13.49

  • South West Coast Path: Padstow to Falmouth: From golden beaches to rugged coves around Britain's southernmost tip

    Quarto Publishing PLC South West Coast Path: Padstow to Falmouth: From golden beaches to rugged coves around Britain's southernmost tip

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    The South West Coast Path is the longest of Britain’s National Trails, following the spectacular coastline for 630 miles around the southernmost tip of England from Somerset all the way to Dorset. This updated volume features the second section of 169 miles (271 km), from Padstow in north Cornwall to Falmouth on the south coast. From the surfing mecca of Newquay and St Ives’s golden beaches, it hugs the rugged clifftops round Land’s End and the Lizard – as far south as it is possible to go in mainland Britain – visiting serpentine harbours and craggy coves such as Cadgwith and Porthcurno, with its dramatic open-air theatre. The Path is rich in wildlife, offering a rare chance to see the delightful red-beaked chough, as well as seals, dolphins and peregrines. From the holiday stroller to the experienced long-distance walker, this guide contains everything you need to explore one of the most spectacular and varied long-distance trails in the world. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Walk Unlimited, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails.

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    £13.49

  • Aka

    Rowman & Littlefield Aka

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    Bill Conan, a middle-aged adventurer, has entered a 30,000 mile solo race around the world in the sloop Josephine, seeing it as his last chance to win status and success. Risking the ultimate test of skill, strength and endurance, Conan will follow his course across the vast expanse of the treacherous Atlantic, toward the one disaster a seaman most dreads. Overboard and alone on the open sea, his struggle can have only one end...

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    £11.99

  • We Are Nature: How to reconnect with the wild

    Ebury Publishing We Are Nature: How to reconnect with the wild

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    A journey of discovery through our natural world.Bushcraft and survival legend Ray Mears takes us on his own lifetime's journey through the natural world, into the British countryside and across continents, and shows us how to tune our senses, enhance our experience of nature, and understand our place within it.Guiding us through practical fieldcraft tips, Ray brings us up close with creatures we share our planet with, and reveals how we can learn from them, from the stealth of the leopard to the patience and stillness of the crocodile, and even the colour-changing camouflage of the octopus.With Ray as your companion, you will unlock the hidden secrets of the wild and begin to see, instead of merely look.

    1 in stock

    £18.00

  • How To Survive (Almost) Anything: The Special Forces Guide To Staying Alive

    Bonnier Books Ltd How To Survive (Almost) Anything: The Special Forces Guide To Staying Alive

    1 in stock

    THE MODERN-DAY SURVIVAL BIBLE FROM EX-SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER AND NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OLLIE OLLERTONDo you know how to thrive, not just survive?Can you build a fire? Administer critical first aid?Could you stay alive out in the wilderness? Fend off a wild animal?What about societal collapse, extreme weather or urban warfare?In How to Survive (Almost) Anything, former Special Forces soldier Ollie Ollerton passes on all the specialist skills, knowledge and mindset learnt over the course of a life that has experienced some of the world's toughest conditions and most hostile situations: whether that's fending off a wild animal at 10 years-old, serving in the elite Special Forces, or mountaineering in the ice-capped Himalayas.This essential guide meticulously teaches you how to prepare your instincts, ready your mentality and hone your survival skills so that you have the tools and know-how to survive whatever comes next.

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    £18.00

  • Mind is the Ride

    Unbound Mind is the Ride

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    When Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles to India and back, he didn’t want to write a straightforward account. He wanted to go on an imaginative journey. The age of the travelogue is over: today we need to travel inwardly to see the world with fresh eyes. Mind is the Ride is that journey, a pedal-powered antidote to the petrol-driven philosophies of the past.The book takes the reader on a physical and intellectual adventure from West to East using the components of the bike as a metaphor for philosophy, which is woven into the cyclist's experience. Each chapter is based around a single component, and as Jet travels he adds new parts and new philosophies until the bike is 'built'; the ride to India is completed; and the relationship between mind, body and bicycle made apparent.

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    £9.99

  • Illuminated By Water: Nature, Memory and the Delights of a Fishing Life

    Transworld Publishers Ltd Illuminated By Water: Nature, Memory and the Delights of a Fishing Life

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    Shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Award 2022Growing up in Shetland with its myriad lochs and burns, Malachy Tallack and his brother would roam the island in search of trout, and in so doing discovered a sense of freedom, of wonder - and an abiding passion.But why is it that fishing - or the mere contemplation of catching a fish - can be so thrilling and so captivating?Why is it that time spent beside water can be imprinted so sharply in memory?Why is it that what seems a simple act - of casting a line, waiting and hoping - can leave so much room for mystery?Here award-winning author and singer-songwriter Malachy Tallack tells the story of his own infatuation with fishing, a pastime that has brought him joy (and frustration) since early childhood. And in bringing together memoir, nature writing and reflections on culture and history, he explores why angling means so much to so many.Beautifully written and hugely engaging, it is a book about attention, about nature, and that sense of wonder; it is about a way of engaging with the world, of reaching out - and feeling it reach back.

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    £9.89

  • The World's 100 Weirdest Sporting Events: From Gravy Wrestling in Lancashire to Wife Carrying in Finland

    Little, Brown Book Group The World's 100 Weirdest Sporting Events: From Gravy Wrestling in Lancashire to Wife Carrying in Finland

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    When we think of the world's great sporting events, we tend to focus on spectacles such as the World Cup, the Olympics, the Derby, the Monaco Grand Prix or the University Boat Race. Yet there is also an alternative world of competition where participants risk life, limb and often dignity for meagre rewards in truly weird sporting pursuits. Step forward the Indonesian sport of sepak bola api, a variation of football in which the barefoot players kick a ball that is on fire; Germany's Mud Olympics, at which competitors play soccer, volleyball and handball while knee-deep in mud; yak racing from Mongolia; Oregon's Pig-N-Ford Races where drivers speed around the track while carrying a live pig under one arm; and Australia's variation of the Boat Race, the Henley-on-Todd Regatta, where, instead of rowing, teams carry their boats along the dry bed of the River Todd. This book lists geographically the world's 100 weirdest sports events, giving full details of their rules and colourful history. They include the grotesque (the national sport of Afghanistan is buzkashi, in which riders on horseback aim to drag the headless carcass of a dead goat towards their opponents' goal), the dangerous (Japanese hardcore wrestlers batter each other with glass fluorescent light tubes instead of their bare hands), and the downright daft in the form of the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships, the World Flounder Tramping Championships, the World Gravy Wrestling Championships and the World Shin-Kicking Championships. Races are staged in all kinds of transportation. Canada is home to the Great Klondike Outhouse Race (for portable toilets), the Vancouver Bathtub Race, and the Windsor Pumpkin Regatta; Colorado hosts the annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races; and the pride of Yorkshire is the Great Knaresborough Bed Race, where teams push a bed (containing human occupant) along a 2.4-mile course that requires a wet crossing of the River Nidd. Animals feature heavily, too. As well as traditional races for ostriches (complete with jockeys), cockroaches (no jockey required), armadillos, sheep, and Oklahoma City's splendid Dachshund Dash, rubber-duck racing is one of the fastest growing sports of recent years with events being held in several countries. Other competitions test an animal's ability to do more than just run or float, such as elephant polo, dog surfing, camel wrestling, rabbit show jumping and pig diving. It is not beyond the realms of possibility that in the near future we may even be treated to synchronized pig diving. Although the plunging porkers might disagree, the appeal of many of these sports is enhanced by taking part. If cheese rolling or volcano boarding are too energetic for your taste, ice golf or underwater hockey too uncomfortable, and lingerie football wouldn't show off your legs to best effect, you could always enjoy more leisurely pursuits like the world championships in rock, paper, scissors or pooh sticks. If, on the other hand, you prefer a watching brief, you could try your hand at cow patty bingo, a North American contest where a field is divided into numbered squares, and contestants bet on which square the cow will take a poop. It is probably the only occasion in life when you can make money from one number two on top of another.

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    £11.69

  • Barry Hearn: My Life: Knockouts, Snookers, Bullseyes, Tight Lines and Sweet Deals

    Hodder & Stoughton Barry Hearn: My Life: Knockouts, Snookers, Bullseyes, Tight Lines and Sweet Deals

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    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*REVISED AND UPDATED*'I am the largest sports promoter in the world. I promote 11 sports to a global audience of billions of people every day of my life'__________A larger than life working class hero, Romford born and bred - always ready with the perfect soundbite - Barry Hearn was famously described as 'roguish but never a rogue'.Hearn is credited with turning snooker into one of the biggest sports in Britain. He essentially turned a sport in which competitors wear bowties into a massive, globally televised event. Away from the table, his promotions empire casts its net over a dozen sports - from professional boxing to darts, fishing to ten-pin bowling - and his career spans four decades. He also previously owned Leyton Orient football club.Packed with hilarious anecdotes from the golden age of snooker, and behind-the-scenes insight into boxing negotiations and darts bust-ups, Hearn's book is a joy to read from start to finish.__________

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    £10.99

  • Never Leave a Man Behind: Around the Falklands and Rowing across the Pacific

    Little, Brown Book Group Never Leave a Man Behind: Around the Falklands and Rowing across the Pacific

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    'Mick Dawson's gripping Never Leave A Man Behind, effectively two adventure stories for the price of one, can be justifiably described as "unputdownable". Dawson is a man you would want on your side, whether in battle or tackling waves as high as houses should you ever consider rowing the Pacific.'Sports Book of the Month'An excellent read, it puts you in the boat, understanding what it's like to be in an extremely challenging environment while maintaining composure, cheerfulness and respect for your fellow men. I cannot recommend it highly enough'Keith M. Breslauer, Trustee of The Royal Marines Charity'Breathtaking - builds tension from the very start with life-and-death challenges throughout. Courage and comradeship at their very best, showing how mental and physical disabilities cannot and are not allowed to define or undermine the human self. Leaves you in awe and respect for one man determined to help his muckers win their battles whatever it takes - at great personal cost'Jonathan Ball, Director, The Royal Marines CharityThe stories of two veterans - one traumatised, one blind - who rediscover themselves with the help of a friend in the course of two epic ocean adventures, kayaking around the Falklands and rowing across the Pacific.Mick Dawson tells the story of kayaking around the Falkland Islands with friend and fellow Royal Marines veteran Steve Grenham, who was struggling to cope with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the extraordinary tale of his 2,500-mile voyage in a rowing boat with his friend and former Royal Marine Commando Steve 'Sparky' Sparkes, who was not only a rowing novice, but also blind. Sparky and Mick succeeded in rowing across the finish line after a truly epic voyage of over 2,500 miles from Monterey Bay in California to Waikiki, Hawaii. They'd hoped to break the record for a two-man rowboat and finish in less than fifty-five days, but a hurricane interfered with their plans. It took them eighty-two days, sixteen hours and fifty-four minutes to complete the race, but it was an even greater achievement for that, and Sparky became the first visually impaired person to row across the Pacific. The race with Sparky was the second expedition of an organisation Mick had set up a few years earlier, The Cockleshell Endeavour, designed to help another former Royal Marine and friend, Steve Grenham, by kayaking with him around the Falklands, where both former commandos served during the 1982 conflict with Argentina.

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    £9.89

  • Bob Willis: A Cricketer and a Gentleman: The Sunday Times Bestseller

    Hodder & Stoughton Bob Willis: A Cricketer and a Gentleman: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS CRICKET BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021 'Verdict on Willis book: a treat' - Express'The book is a gem' - Mike Atherton 'It's a lovely book, containing previously unseen musings from the great man' - David Lloyd'enjoyable and eye-opening... a delight to read' - The Telegraph 'A warm, polished recollection.' - The Guardian'It's such a great read' - Piers Morgan'Willis book will bowl you over' - Sunday Mirror & The PeopleA biography celebrating the life of the legendary cricketer Bob Willis, with tributes from key figures in sports and media and a foreword by Sir Ian Botham. Following his passing in 2019, tributes to Bob came flooding in in every major news outlet and from every major figure in the industry - and outside of it. His career spanned decades, from his days as a cricketer for England to his time as a pundit on Sky TV. This autobiography includes never-before-seen writing from Bob alongside contributions from key figures as well as a detailed account of the great England victory over Australia at Headingly in 1981.The book, edited by Bob's brother David, combines a new biography, written by Daily Mail sportswriter Mike Dickson, with a celebration of a truly legendary man. Tributes from some of his many friends in the world of cricket and beyond are accompanied by reflections on highlights from an eventful life, drawing on autobiographical and personal material by Bob himself, contemporary press reports and the accounts of team-mates and opponents.

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    £10.99

  • Where the Wild Things Grow: A Forager's Guide to the Landscape

    Hodder & Stoughton Where the Wild Things Grow: A Forager's Guide to the Landscape

    1 in stock

    Nestled by the roadside, peeking through the hedgerows, hidden in the woods and even in city streets and parks, wild food is all around us - if you know where to look.From woodland mushrooms and riverbank redcurrants to garden weeds and urban cherry blossoms, Where the Wild Things Grow takes us on a journey through the forager's landscape.Drawing on 25 years of foraging experience, David Hamilton show us how and where to hunt for the food that is hidden all around us. Along the way he delves into the forgotten histories and science of wild foods and their habitats and reveals his many foraging secrets, tips and recipes. You'll discover where to find mallows, mustards and pennywort, as well as sumac, figs and mulberries. You'll learn how to pick the sweetest berries, preserve mushrooms using only a radiator and prepare salads, risottos and puddings all with wild food.In all weathers, landscapes and seasons, David shows us that foraging doesn't just introduce us to new tastes and sensations, it also brings us closer to the natural world on our doorstep. Beautifully illustrated and rich in detail, Where the Wild Things Grow is more than a field guide - it is a celebration of the wonderful and fragile gifts hidden in our landscape.

    1 in stock

    £10.99

  • Reading the Glass: A Sailor's Stories of Weather

    Hodder & Stoughton Reading the Glass: A Sailor's Stories of Weather

    1 in stock

    'Brimming with knowledge and experience . . . delightful' Daily Telegraph'An extraordinary book by a modern-day Melville whose deep knowledge, boundless curiosity and endearingly wry humour make him the perfect guide to the world beyond our shores' Mark Vanhoenacker, author of Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot'Relatable, reflective, and humorous . . . a genuinely immersive read' CountrymanWhat's in a cloud? What separates a tropical storm from a winter blizzard? And what exactly is El Niño? Elliot Rappaport, a professional captain of traditional sailing ships, has spent three decades at sea, where understanding weather could be the difference between life and death. Told through a series of tall ship voyages, Rappaport's narrative takes readers from the icy seas of Greenland to the Roaring Forties, places where one can experience all four seasons in an hour. He navigates the turbulent waters of the Strait of Gibraltar, en route to storied port cities of the Mediterranean. In the vast tropical Pacific, he crosses the equator, where heat, moisture, and unsettled winds churn out powerful squalls, and drops anchor in isolated ports of call. He explores wide swathes of ocean to explain how the trade winds have carried ships westward for centuries, and how ancient Polynesian explorers pushed back the other way. Written in stunning prose, brimming with wisdom, curiosity, and humour, Reading the Glass brilliantly blends science and memoir to reveal how weather has shaped our oceans, our history, and ourselves.

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    £19.80

  • Surfing Tropical Beats

    Alison Hodge Surfing Tropical Beats

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    £13.50

  • Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden

    Plexus Publishing Ltd Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden

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    £11.69

  • 1999: Manchester United, the Treble and All That

    Simon & Schuster Ltd 1999: Manchester United, the Treble and All That

    1 in stock

    WINNER OF FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD In 1999, Manchester United completed a unique Treble, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League - but more remarkable than that was how they did it, and the stories behind the historic achievement. Matt Dickinson covered the whole story at the time, and now in 99 compelling chapters brings it all vividly to life. When the season began, Manchester United were up for sale, the club's iconic talisman Eric Cantona had gone, rivals Arsenal were the reigning Double winners, David Beckham was a national hate figure after being sent off during the World Cup, and even manager Alex Ferguson's position was being questioned. Early signs weren't promising, despite record spending to bring in new stars, among them Jaap Stam and Dwight Yorke, but soon things began to change. Driven by the indomitable will of skipper Roy Keane, supported by a nucleus from the Class of 92 - Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, the Nevilles and Paul Scholes - who had grown up at the club, they went on a long unbeaten and unbeatable run, featuring some of the most dramatic games in English football history. Acclaimed football writer Matt Dickinson goes behind the scenes of the legendary Manchester United treble of 1999: a tale full of comebacks, drama and record-breaking feats. So much more than a book for United fans; it is an insight into team building, the will to succeed, a tale of local pride and of history-makers.

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    £9.99

  • How to Fish

    Penguin Books Ltd How to Fish

    1 in stock

    Sitting on a riverbank, with rod and line, must count as one of the most relaxing and enjoyable – yet occasionally frustrating – experiences known to man.Chris Yates discovered the joys of fishing early in life and was quickly hooked by its pleasures. Many years later, he is still content to sit, day after day, observing the quirks of different fish and losing track of time. For him, fishing is much more than just a question of technique; sometimes it’s about listening to nothing but your instincts, and at other times it’s about enjoying the perfect cup of tea. And it’s always about not knowing how the day is going to unfold . . .There’s no better guide for the uninitiated – and no better companion for those already familiar with the satisfactions of fishing – than Chris Yates. And immersing yourself in How To Fish is almost as delightful an activity as fishing itself.

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    £13.49

  • A Boot Up Bodmin Moor and Around: 10 Leisure Walks Fo Discovery

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    £5.55

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