'The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface. By morning, the head of the sexual crimes squad confirmed to journalists that they were preparing to question two Collingwood players...And so, as pol... read more
In June 2013, the British Lions rugby team will tour Australia to commemorate the 125 year anniversary of their last visit in 1888. The young men that comprised the 1888 team were sporting pioneers- undertaking a high-risk tour not sanctioned by British Rugby union authorities.
With major wins in the bag from its first year of racing, Orica-GreenEDGE, Australia's first professional men and women's international road cycling team, has already made its mark at the highest levels of international competition. This is the story of that year as told through the images of the photographers who have follow... read more
Arthur Mailey's classic autobiography, first published in 1958, is a wry and engaging account by a talented cricketer from a very different era - full of zest, varied, quick, shifting the point of attack, sometimes extravagant, frequently brilliant and always thoughtful. For fifty years, Arthur Mailey played and watched first... read more
Capturing the perfect wave. Tapping into the archives of America's most important surf photographer of the '60s and '70s. At a time when surfing is more popular than ever, it's fitting to look back at the years that brought the sport into the mainstream. Developed by Hawaiian islanders over five centuries ago, surfing began t... read more
The bicycle is one of mankind's greatest inventions - and the most popular form of transport in history. Robert Penn has ridden one most days of his adult life. In his late 20s, he pedalled 40,000 kilometres around the world. Yet, like cyclists everywhere, the utilitarian bikes he currently owns don't even hint at this devoti... read more
|Author:||Alexander McCall Smith|
|Series:||No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency|
Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', is now married to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. The Agency is busy, but Mma Ramotswe cannot ignore the plea which is made by a woman who comes to her with a tale of particular misfortune. Unfortunately, her attempts to... read more
The behind-the-scenes story of the Tour de France and the evolution of the Australian riders from a curiosity to a major contender in the world's greatest bike race.
When DCI Alan Banks arrived in Eastvale his life was every bit as much of a mess as it is now. But he is holding an envelope that could change everything he understood about the events that sent him north twenty years ago. Walking again the narrow alleys and backstreets of his mind, he remembers the seedy Soho nights of his l... read more
The story of Bells Beach is much more than a powerful narrative about the world's longest running board riding event, a contest that began as a rally half a century ago and became the Rip Curl Pro. It is the story of a collection of fearless pioneers who discovered this iconic big-wave beach and made it their own. It is the s... read more
|Author:||Daniel Friebe & Pete Goding|
This is the first book to cover in detail Europe's 50 greatest climbs, including detail on the actual route (with maps and profile), length, height, and compelling descriptions focussing on all the main points of interest along the route. Cycling has grown massively in popularity in recent years. The Tour de France draws huge... read more
Cycling is the biggest thing to hit personal transport since the horse. The hottest new trend for urban hipsters, the saving grace of carbon-conscious activists and the weapon of choice for lycra-clad roadies; the bicycle is the road-side stallion of modern man. Written by BikeSnobNYC -- arguably cycling's most prolific, popu... read more
Completely updated edition of this best seller with details of over 17 new species, as well as three new chapters with extra tips on fishing techniques, details of when a particular fish is in season and the ever important facts about whether the species is edible or not. Sections also include where to find a particular speci... read more
|Author:||Hugh Jones and Alexander James|
There are now so many marathons in almost every country and territory of the world that the sheer variety on offer dazzles the imagination. Running has proved something of a recession-proof industry, and even at a time of economic downturn ever more races are being staged all over the world. This book is a guide to 50 of the ... read more
A remarkable investigation into the world of Bikram Yoga, by turns shocking, hilarious and enlightening. Hell-Bent explores the fascinating, often surreal world of Bikram Yoga, a style taught to millions by a very living guru, Bikram Choudhury. Bikram Yoga is distinguished from more 'conventional' forms by the extreme heat it... read more
A startling and powerful journey to the very core of India's illegal bookmaking industry that exposes the scale of corruption and the match-fixing that now runs rife throughout world cricket. For several years Ed Hawkins made friends with India's illegal bookmakers - men who boast turnover of hundreds of millions of dollars p... read more
This impressive volume showcases the finest golf resorts around the globe. All these hotels enjoy a unity of style that ties together interiors and exteriors. All corners of the earth and every type of setting are represented. This outstanding collection shows fine architecture and interiors set amidst lush, manicured greens ... read more
When Shane Crawford debuted for Hawthorn Football Club in 1993, little did he know what an amazing future awaited him. The kid from tiny Finley in New South Wales would become a champion of the game, the heart and soul of his club, and a successful media performer. Crawf's seventeen seasons with the Hawks were far from easy ... read more
Anglo-Australian cricket battles have been a highlight on the sporting calender for 150 years and more. From Bradman to Benaud and Waugh to Warne, Great Ashes Moments highlights the champions, their quintessential moments and their favourite stories, tall and true.
Eric Orton has spent a lifetime learning about running and the limitless possibilities of the human body and mind, and now he is ready to share his knowledge in a book that will open up a new world of achievement for runners everywhere. For Orton, this is a chance to instruct and inspire. For the running reader, it is a chanc... read more