Telegraph Sport Autobiography of the Year 2020

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    Behind the Mask

    Behind The Mask is an unflinching autobiography from the greatest boxer of our time and a man who has demonstrated strength of a very different kind by conquering his demons. Speaking candidly about his struggles with mental health, this is Tyson Fury …

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    How Not to be a Professional Racing Driver

    Jason Plato should not be a professional racing driver. Yet, somehow, despite almost killing Bernie Ecclestone, stealing JCBs, ending up in a Monaco prison (twice), insulting the royals, making a deadly enemy of a rival who happens to be a trained kill …

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    They Don’t Teach This

    First class honours law degree. 102 appearances for England women’s national football team. First female pundit on Match of the Day. UN Women UK ambassador. Guardian columnist. All of these achievements belong to Eni Aluko, who is keen to share her exp …

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    Even Heskey Scored

    The revealing autobiography of former footballer Emile Heskey. One of Leicester’s favourite sons, he moved on from City to Liverpool in an £11 million deal, winning a total of eight trophies and over 60 England caps. Even Heskey Scored is the story of …

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    On Fire

    In On Fire, Ben Stokes tells the story of England’s electrifying first-ever World Cup triumph in 2019, as well as that summer’s momentous Ashes Test series. It is the ultimate insider’s account of the most nerve-shredding but riveting three-and-a-half …

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    Bowl. Sleep. Repeat.

    A fascinating and entertaining look at the game of cricket and what life’s like beyond the boundary rope. Jimmy Anderson invites you into his world of cricket and, through stories of his 16-year international career, gives you a personal insight into w …

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    Reboot

    Michael Owen’s explosive and revealing autobiography Reboot is one of the most talked about football books in recent years. The legendary striker’s career divides opinion among fans and his honest book set the record straight. This is his no-holds barr …

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