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W&N History HB September £25.00 400pp 978 0 297 87078 4 eBook: £25.00 / 978 0 297 87079 1 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 1 6593 4 / 13 hrs

CHRIS SKIDMORE Richard III Brother, Protector, King a study in power – an illuminating biography of Richard iii by ‘one of our brightest young historians’ (David starkey).

The last Plantagenet king (1452–85) remains one of England’s most famous and controversial monarchs. Chris Skidmore’s biography strips back the legends that surround Richard III’s life and reign, returning to original manuscript evidence to show the man as contemporaries saw him.

Skidmore’s compelling study presents every facet of Richard's personality as it deserves to be seen: as one of the most important figures in medieval history, whose actions and behaviour underline the true nature of power in an age of great drama, upheaval and instability.

Chris skidmore is the author of three much admired books on Tudor and medieval history: Edward VI, Death and the Virgin and Bosworth. In 2010 he was elected Member of Parliament for Kingswood.

W&N Sport HB / TPB September £20.00 / £14.99 320pp 978 1 409 15771 7 / 978 1 409 15772 4 eBook: £20.00 / 978 1 409 15774 8

GUILLEM BALAGUE Brave New World Inside Pochettino’s Spurs

The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of the Mauricio Pochettino revolution at spurs.

Since joining the club in 2014, Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham from mid-table underachievers into title contenders. In the process, he has marked himself out as a manager of real standing, more than holding his own against the Premier League’s established heavyweights. Guillem Balagué, the Sky Sports presenter and Spanish football expert, has been granted unprecedented access to Pochettino and his backroom staff over the course of the 2016–17 season, resulting in the most comprehensive and compelling portrait of a manager and of a club in the Premier League era.

Guillem balagué is the author of Messi, Barça, Pep Guardiola, A Season on the Brink and Cristiano Ronaldo, which was named the Best Football Book of the Year at the 2016 British Sports Book Awards.

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W&N Non-fiction • September 2017