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Orion Autobiography HB July £16.99 240pp 978 1 4091 4556 1 ebook: £16.99 978 1 4091 4557 8

LOUIS SMITH Louis Illustrated memoir of Olympic heartthrob and Strictly Come Dancing winner, Louis Smith. In 2008, Louis Smith was the first Briton in over 100 years to win an Olympic medal in individual gymnastics. In 2012, he followed up that triumph with two more medals at the London 2012 Olympics. Since then, Louis has been crowned the winner of Strictly Come Dancing and is one of the UK’s hottest new stars. Brought up by his mum in Peterborough, he was diagnosed with ADHD and needed a positive outlet for his energy. After beginning gymnastics classes and being talent-spotted almost immediately, Louis won his first medal at age 14 – he has never looked back. In this official book, beautifully designed and full of exclusive photos, Louis tells the incredible story of his rise to fame. Louis Smith is the 23-year-old gymnast who won silver and bronze Olympic medals at London 2012 and became champion of the BBC’s 2012 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Location: Peterborough Available for Interview www.louis-smith-official.com @louissmith1989 f/louissmithofficial

W&N Autobiography HB September £18.99 288pp 978 0 297 86943 6 ebook: £18.99 978 0 297 86945 0

RICHARD HAMMOND On the Road: My Life in 20 Journeys Richard Hammond tells his life story through twenty of his more significant journeys. On the Road is an emotional road map, reliving the central episodes and conflicts of Richard Hammond’s life. Far from the spectacular journeys he has taken on TV, some of these – such as a family trip to Weston-Super-Mare – are more about the journey than the destination. Each chapter has its own registration number; and its own distinctive interior. Although there are precious few road-rage monologues, Richard Hammond’s readers will quickly recognise the funny, self-deprecating ease that has made him one of Britain’s best-loved writers and presenters. Richard Hammond is a TV personality, famous for co-presenting the BBC series Top Gear since 2002 and Total Wipeout since 2009, gaining over 6 million viewers for each. He writes a column for the Daily Mirror.

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Location: Herefordshire Available for Interview www.thehamsterscage.co.uk @thehamstercage

Orion/W&N Autobiography • July/September 2013