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Bill Shankly, Liverpool Football manager

Cumnor Hill Sports Books 2012

The long awaited and eagerly awaited Cumnor Hill* Sports Book awards have been announced.

Category: Best Olympic Book

Winner The Official Commemorative Book, (London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games), Tom Knight and Sybil Ruscoe, Chicester, Wiley, 2012. ISBN 978-1-119-97314-0 Review

Honourable mentions: London 2012 Olympic Games: The greatest show on earth, London, Carlton Books, 2012 . ISBN 978-184732-933-20 Review

Making history at London 2012, Brendan Gallagher (Editor), Chicester, Wiley, 2012. ISBN 978-1119-97312-6 Review

Category: Best Biography

Winner Running my life, Seb Coe, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 2012. ISBN 978-1-444-73252 8 Review

Category:Best Olympic Biography

Winner Between the lines, Victoria Pendleton, London, Harper Collins, 2012 ISBN 978-0-00-732752-2 Review

Honourable mentions: Unbelievable, Jessica Ennis, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 2012. ISBN 9781 444 76860 2 Review

Category: Reference

Winner World Football Records, (Fourth Edition 2013,Keir Radnedge, London, Carlton, 2012-11-22 ISBN 978-1-78097-130-8 Review

Category: Best Athletics Book

Winner The dirtiest race in history, Richard Moore, London, Bloomsbury, 2012. ISBN 9781408135952 Review

Category: Cricket

Winner On Warne, Gideon Haigh, London, Simon and Schuster, 2012. ISBN 978-1-47110-110-6

Category: Best Football

Winner Thierry Henry, Lonely at the top, Philippe Auclair, London, Macmillan, 2012 ISBN 978-0-230-74839-2 Review

Category: Best Sport and Faith

Winner My Olympic Dream, Katie Taylor, London, Simon & Schuster, 2012. ISBN 978-1-47112-593-5 Review

Honourable mentions: Does your rabbi know you are here? Anthony Clavane, London, Quercus, 2012. ISBN 978 0 85738 812 4 Review

Category: Best Sports Coaching

Winner Inside Out Coaching, Joe Ehrmann, New York, Simon and Schuster, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4391-8298-7 Review

* The Cumnor Hill Sports Book awards are so called because all prestigious sports book awards need to have a Hill in the title. Cumnor Hill is the nearest hill to where I live.

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