Autobiography of the Year 2019

  • Winner
    The Boy On The Shed

    Written with brutal candour, dark humour and consummate style, former footballer and Newcastle United physiotherapist Paul Ferris’s memoir The Boy on the Shed is a riveting and moving account of a life less ordinary. Read an extract 

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  • Shortlisted
    The Girl on the Dancing Horse

    Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record-breaking performance at the London, 2012 Olympics. The world was captivated by the young woman with the dazzling smile and her dancing hors …

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  • Shortlisted
    My Life in Football by Kevin Keegan

    This is the story of Kevin Keegan’s remarkable rise through the sport, from the Peglers Brass Works reserve team in Doncaster to helping Liverpool become the kings of Europe, winning a Bundesliga title with Hamburg and captaining England. Keegan was re …

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    Moeen

    ‘Moeen traces his journey from backyard cricket to the county game and his first-class debut as a teenager, through to his international debut at the relatively late age of 27 and the golden summer of 2017, when he was anointed Player of the Series aga …

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    How To Be A Footballer

    Peter Crouch is famed for being the much-loved everyman of English football and one of Britain’s funniest sporting icons. Towering at 6ft 7inches, he is prized for his down to earth and self-deprecating humour, having famously answered the question, “W …

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    Dream. Believe. Achieve. My Autobiography

    From one of the most prolific motorcycling stars of the decade comes a memoir certain to enthral Superbikes fans from across the globe. Overcoming potential career-ending scraps and gaining huge victories to his name, this thrilling autobiography will …

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