list includes a growing number of fictionalised memoirs
that chronicle people's real experiences of life over
the last century in an accessible and entertaining
style. As part of our sports and motoring lists, we
also publish illustrated biographies of the most important
people in these fields.
Next in the series, Bob McIntyre: The Flying Scot
tells the story of the man who never actually won
a world championship –- but certainly deserved
to. In many ways he was the two-wheel equivalent
of car racing driver Stirling Moss, who is seen as
one of the greats in his sport although he never
won an official world title.
Well over four decades since his untimely death, following an accident that occurred
while racing his 500cc Manx Norton at Oulton Park, Cheshire in August 1962,
Bob McIntyre's memory lives on. .
A fascinating study of Alec Issigonis, the brilliant designer of the Morris Minor and the Mini. His ingenious and effective designs had a deep, lasting influence on the evolution of the motor car and on the wider history of industrial design.
The complete life record of Manchester City's greatest ever player contains fascinating information about Trautmann, including continuing playing in the 1956 FA Cup final, despite having sustained a broken neck.
An entertaining look at life in the lace factories
of Nottingham, written by a man who spent 50 years
in the industry. Full of warmth, humour and the telling
details of times gone by, this is sure to please anyone
with an interest in Britain's social or industrial
A new edition of Maisie Steven's heartwarming account
of her childhood in a Scottish glen. With subject
matter ranging from the traditional Scots diet to
games played on the hills, Maisie describes how her
family lived through the beautiful summers and long
winters of highland Scotland.
Fifteen world titles – eight at 500cc –
and twelve Isle of Man TT victories in an extraordinary
17-year career make Giacomo Agostini the most successful
racing motorcyclist in the history of the sport. In
this fully illustrated and in-depth study Mick Walker
reassesses Agostini’s record and explores the
personal and technical background to his achievement.
Recently voted Leyton Orient’s greatest ever
player, Tommy Johnston still holds the club records
for the most goals in a single season and total career
goals. But his talent was not confined to the O's:
in his time Tommy played for one Scottish club, one
Welsh club and seven English clubs.
Loved by the fans, hated by the opposition, Johnny
Byrne is one of the finest players ever to have pulled
on a claret and blue West Ham shirt. In this new biography
Brian Belton details Budgie’s life and career,
resisting the temptation to cast Johnny as a ‘loveable
rogue' to tell instead the story of a football hero
who played like a demon and was adored by the fans.