CASEY STONER The Autobiography Autobiography of Australian Moto GP World Champion, Casey Stoner. You live the dream. You fight to survive and you get to the top. You become world champion. Twice. You sign multi-million-pound contracts and are feted everywhere you go. And then at the age of 26, you quit. This is, in brief, the career of Casey Stoner, arguably the world's greatest motorcycle racer. His great long-time rival, Valentino Rossi, who is seven years older, continues to compete, but with the retirement of Casey Stoner a bright light has been dimmed over the sport. In his own words, this is how Casey became a legend. Casey Stoner is the Moto GP World Champion, having first won the title in 2007 and then again in 2011. In 2012 he announced his retirement from the sport, and began V8 racing in February 2013.
Orion Biography/Sport HB October £18.99 352pp 978 1 4091 2921 9 ebook: £18.99 978 1 4091 2924 0
Location: Available for Interview www.caseystoner.com.au @ Official_CS27 f/casey.27.stoner
W&N Biography/Sport HB November £20.00 288pp 978 0 297 86850 7 ebook: £20.00 978 0 297 86851 4
PATRICK BARCLAY The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman The definitive story of the father of modern football, Herbert Chapman. Herbert Chapman, the boss of the all-conquering Arsenal side of the 1930s, was the father of all football managers. After building a career as a player in the north of England including Grimsby and Notts County, he went on to manage Huddersfield, where he built a team that was to win three English championship titles in succession, before leaving for Arsenal. His side won three championship titles in four years. Patrick Barclay weaves Chapman’s life into the times through which he lived, combining the narrative with both footballing and social history. Patrick Barclay is one of the most distinguished football correspondents in the UK, a columnist for the London Evening Standard and author of an acclaimed biography of Jose Mourinho.
Location: London Available for Interview @paddybarclay
Orion/W&N Non-Fiction/Biography/Sport • October/November 2013