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This review is from: A Life Without Limits (Hardcover)This is such a good book. I have not finished reading it yet, but felt compelled to come here and write a review.
I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in cycling, running, competitive sports, endurance, athletics, determination, and good writing.
She writes well - as you'd expect from a 1st-class degree + masters + a good career - and this is before her sports achievements even start. She writes so engagingly that as I read it, I think 'I'll only read a few pages now' but she draws you in and another 20 or 30 pages are read - I have to put the book down, otherwise I'd read it all on one gulp.
Her travels world-wide in the pursuit of her athletic career astonish me. Her determination and enthusiasm should astonish anyone interested in these sports, but not at that peak of athleticism to do it themselves.
If there were a 10-star rating system, I'd give this book 10, a first for me.
This lady should be honoured, somehow, in her own country. Sports personality of the year? OBE?
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Initial post: 7 Mar 2012 23:01:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Mar 2012 23:07:08 GMT
ACB (swansea) says:
She has an MBE, Maybe not enough, but the powers that be decide. I'm sure you will feel even prouder of her achvievements, strength of character when you finish the book. You will, like myself, probably refer to it again. Best wishes.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2012 10:38:22 GMT
That'll teach me not to review books before I've finished reading them. She was also awarded Sports Personality of the Year by one of the Sunday papers (The Sunday Times?)
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