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sports book of the year 2019

This year, after hours of deliberation, our judging panel found it impossible to separate these two jointly deserving but very different books.

Now fully immersed in the professional boxing world, Gibson's current projects include works on Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan. But it is a life that gains fresh meaning in this raw, riveting book.

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Seven passengers around her were killed among 52 who lost their lives that day but she survived, albeit at the cost of both her legs. It was run by John Bullet, an old school disciplinarian with a track record of training winners. The swimming team were mini-bussed around Britain, camping out, singing 80s songs and training together every moment of their spare time.

Astonishing and utterly gripping, we felt this was a story which attracted and repelled in equal measure but which demanded to be heard, and could not be ignored. Her story is one of trauma and tragedy but is also one of immense hope and the fortitude of the human spirit, not only in her sporting achievement but in rebuilding and even enriching her life in the years that followed.

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An unforgettable book. Her story is one of trauma and tragedy but is also one of immense hope and the fortitude of the human spirit, not only in her sporting achievement but in rebuilding and even enriching her life in the years that followed. Astonishing and utterly gripping, we felt this was a story which attracted and repelled in equal measure but which demanded to be heard, and could not be ignored. It is also the first win for independent publisher Mercier Press. Tom Gregory holds the record of being the youngest person to swim the English Channel. A Boy in the Water tells the story of how Tom Gregory, now a director with the accountancy firm Deloitte, swam the English Channel on September 6, to become at the age of 11 years days the youngest person to achieve the feat. Now fully immersed in the professional boxing world, Gibson's current projects include works on Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan. In the days before health and safety regulations, Gregory was trained by his local swimming coach in southeast London, who took him undertake open water swims in Lake Windermere, London Docks and the sea at Dover, so that he could attune his body to long exposure to the cold. He now works as a Director for accountancy firm Deloitte. The public vote is open for a week, until midday on Friday June 15, with the winner announced shortly afterwards. The swim was gruelling. It is a record Tom will keep. A Boy in the Water is his first book. Gibson Mercier Press Eamonn Magee is widely regarded as one of the most gifted fighters to ever emerge from Ireland. Tributes to Woodcock were voiced by former England captain Michael Atherton, who is the current Times cricket correspondent and a Sky broadcaster, by Channel Five cricket broadcaster and former Hampshire batsman Mark Nicholas.

However, he pushed through all 32 miles, securing the world record and a coveted Blue Peter gold badge. Magee is widely regarded as one of the most gifted fighters ever to emerge from Ireland.

Paul D. In the days before sports nutrition, or Health and Safety, Tom was trained for the next five years in Lake Windermere, London Docks and the open sea at Dover to withstand extreme and long exposure to the cold. This is also a book about Belfast and boxing, about the Ardoyne and a family, which deepens our understanding of a lost life.

Gibson Mercier Press Eamonn Magee is widely regarded as one of the most gifted fighters to ever emerge from Ireland.

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