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W&N Sport / Memoir Hb November 2016 £16.99 272pp 978 1 409 16328 2 ebook: £16.99 / 978 1 409 16330 5 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6331 2 /10 hours

W&N General Hb / ETPb February £20.00 / £12.99 272pp 978 1 474 60515 1 / 978 1 474 60516 8 ebook: £20.00 / 978 1 474 60518 2

MARk CHAPMAN The Love of the Game Parenthood, Sport and Me

Match of the Day 2 presenter Mark Chapman’s brilliant exploration of the relationship between parents and children in sport.

Like so many people, sport has played a huge part in Mark Chapman’s life from a very early age, thanks to both his mum and dad. Now as a father to three children he is hoping to pass on this same love. As he discovered, the difficulty is facing the fact that he is no longer in his physical prime, while his children are thriving.

The Love of the Game brilliantly paints sport as a touchstone for everything important: growing up, getting old, becoming a parent, learning how to win (and how to lose gracefully), the legacy we all hope to leave our children; in short, life and all that goes into it.

Mark Chapman hosts Match of the Day 2, broadcast on Sunday evenings, and the bbC’s coverage of Rugby League as well as being an occasional stand-in for Gary Lineker on Match of the Day. Mark was one of the main anchors for the bbC’s Olympic Tv coverage in Rio in 2016.

A.A. GILL Lines in the Sand Collected Journalism a collection of the very best recent journalism of a.a. Gill, ‘by miles, the most brilliant journalist of our age’ (lynn Barber).

A.A. Gill’s writing is an embarrassment of riches. This selection of some of his most recent pieces, spanning the last five years, sees him at his most perceptive, brilliant and funny. His subjects range from the poignant (Alzheimer’s), through the controversial (fur) to the personal (the male menopause). There are pieces from all corners of the world – from the tiny islands that form the remnants of the british Empire, to the tragic and terrifying Triangle of Death in the Congo – and Gill also writes passionately about the refugee crisis, giving us both its human face and its appalling context. The resulting articles are journalism at its finest and fiercest.

a.a. Gill is a Tv and restaurant critic and regular features writer for the Sunday Times, columnist for Esquire, and contributor to Australian Gourmet Traveller. He lives in London and spends much of his year travelling.


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W&N Non-fiction • November 2016 / February 2017