Biography of the Year

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  • Winner
    Bobby Moore: The Man In Full by Matt Dickinson

    The definitive biography of England’s greatest footballer, and World Cup winning captain by one of the country’s most-respected football writers. Matt Dickinson traces the journey of this Essex boy who became the patron saint of English football, peeli …

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    Scream: The Tyson Tapes by Jonathan Rendall

    Jonathan Rendall presents an oral history of Tyson’s life, built around statements from those who knew him intimately from the beginning, including trainers, gym-mates and press agents. First-hand reports are interspersed with Rendall’s atmospheric pro …

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    One Day As A Tiger by John Porter

    One Day As A Tiger is John Porter’s revelatory memoir of his friend Alex MacIntyre – one of the climbing world’s greatest talents. Famed for his glittering record of daring first ascents, MacIntyre’s life was cut tragically short by a single rock falli …

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    Alone: The Triumph And Tragedy Of John Curry by Bill Jones

    The previously-untold story of the life and tragic early death of John Curry, one of the most famous ice skaters in history. Informed by Curry’s own letters and over 100 interviews, Alone untangles the extraordinary web of this toxic, troubled and bril …

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    Chase Your Shadow by John Carlin

    Chase Your Shadow tells the gripping story of Oscar Pistorius’s tragic journey from sporting icon to accused murderer. Acclaimed journalist and author John Carlin paints a portrait of a complex personality, a man whose heroic rise and even more dramati …

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    Shadows On The Road by Michael Barry

    In 2012, veteran cyclist Michael Barry announced his retirement from the sport after a celebrated fourteen year career. Weeks later he testified against his former team mate Lance Armstrong, as part of the USADA investigation. In a stunning piece of wr …

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