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Is He All That?: Great Footballing Myths Shattered
Is He All That?: Great Footballing Myths Shattered
by Adrian Durham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.66

13 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dross, 23 Oct 2013
Terrible book. The author tries to wind people up with his stupid comments to goad them into calling his TalkSport show so he can cram some talk in among the adverts before cutting them off if they dare challenge him. This book is written in the same style. Avoid.


The Man Who Cycled The World
The Man Who Cycled The World
by Mark Beaumont
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning., 12 Aug 2010
This book is stunning. To recall the myriad events on the road so accurately and then put them into words, which were completely absorbing, takes some doing. Baring in mind the guy was over six months on the road and utterly exhausted and focused on pushing pedals.
This is the best book I have ever read. And I have read a lot of books.
I find it hard to believe other reviewers weren't impressed.


Marathon The Story of the Greatest Race on Earth
Marathon The Story of the Greatest Race on Earth
by Timothy Collings
Edition: Hardcover

1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling. Utterly appalling., 7 Jun 2008
I have read many running books, I have run for years, and I know the history of my sport. This book is APPALLING.
It is written by a man who is a self-confessed F1 nut, and it shows. He knows nothing about distance running.
The book is so poorly researched it is almost a joke. He skims over some of the biggest races in marathon history - I would amost contest this is done on purpose due to his ignorance of the sport.
Luckily I borrowed this book and didn't buy it. I would urge anybody to buy Will Cockerell's brilliant '50 greatest marathon races', a book written by a man who knows what it is to run a marathon (properly) and is a distance running enthusiast also. It puts this flimsy 'story' to shame.
To conclude, don't buy this book. IT IS RUBBISH.


22 Dreams
22 Dreams
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £24.92

2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment, 5 Jun 2008
This review is from: 22 Dreams (Audio CD)
This album is a disappointment. There are 2-3 tracks worth listening to, all early in the album, after that there are too many instrumentals and experimental tracks.
This is the first time he has done anything like this since 'Confessions of a Pop Group', which basically sealed TSC's fate.
A real disappointment after the brilliant 'As Is Now', which was stacked with top tunes, this has three tracks worthy of his name.
I give it 2 stars for the packaging, otherwise 1 star for the disappointment factor.
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The 50 Greatest Marathon Races of All Time
The 50 Greatest Marathon Races of All Time
by William Cockerell
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for those into the 'thon, 10 April 2007
This is a superb book, well presented and well researched. As the title suggests it discusses Will's choice of the 50 greatest 'thon match-ups of all time, according to his formula for judging them.

I would argue with some of the choices, but that is surely one of the upshots of any book such as this. We all have our own favourites.

Well worth £20 of anybody's money.


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