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Quidditch Through The Ages

Authors: J K Rowling, Kennilworthy Crisp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (2009)

Did you know that : there are 700 ways of committing a foul in Quidditch? The game first began to evolve on Queerditch Marsh? What Bumphing is? That Puddlemere United is oldest team in the Britain and Ireland league? (founded 1163) All this information and much more could be yours once you have read this book: this is all you could ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble wizarding sport of Quidditch.

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Riding

Author: Mrs V D S Williams

Part of a series: Play The Game

Publisher: E P Publishing Ltd (1978)

Produced for the British Horse Society to encourage riders to have more understanding of their mounts

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Rowdy Rugby

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (2012)

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE NICKNAME FOR THE TWICKENHAM RUGBY UNION GROUND IS 'BILLY WILLIAMS' CABBAGE PATCH? LOADS MORE FASCINATING FACTS IN HERE!

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Seabiscuit

Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Fourth Estate (2003)

In 1938 one figure received more press coverage than Mussolini, Hitler or Roosevelt. He was a cultural icon and a world-class athlete – and an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse by the name of Seabiscuit. Misunderstood and mishandled, Seabiscuit had spent seasons floundering in the lowest ranks of racing until a chance meeting of three men. Together, they created a champion. This is a story which topped the bestseller charts for over two years. Later made into a film, it is a riveting tale of grit, grace, luck and an underdog’s stubborn determination to win against all odds.

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Serious: The autobiography

Authors: John McEnroe, James Kaplan

Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks (2003)

John McEnroe made waves from his very first Wimbledon in 1977. An eighteen-year-old qualifier from Queens, New York, he stunned the tennis world by reaching the semi-finals, and shocked it with his on-court behaviour. What followed was a double act of technique and temperament that set the sport alight: SuperMac, the sublime, unorthodox genius, who won seven Grand Slams and seventy-seven singles titles; Superbrat, the foul-mouthed fireball, furiously yelling at officials, fans, players and himself alike. John McEnroe can be serious. He can also be humorous, impassioned, controversial and painfully honest. This is his autobiography; a book as enthralling and as straight-talking as the great man himself.

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Seve: The Biography

Author: Lauren St John

Publisher: Corgi (1994)

Arguably one of the greatest golfers in the world, Seve Ballesteros was the youngest Masters Tournament champion in history, until Tiger Woods' victory at Augusta in 1997. This book takes an in-depth look at one of golf's most flamboyant enigmatic characters. Unlike other "sports" biographies, 'Seve: The Biography' follows Ballesteros from his impoverished childhood in Northern Spain, through his troubled and triumphant early career, to the more settled and self-actualized man that he became. This biography not only focuses on the man's golf career, but also takes a hard look at the man himself, covering his personal life which author St John describes with unparalleled honesty and clarity.

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Sport Then And Now

Author: Shilo Berry

Part of a series: Oxford Reading Tree Stage 7: Fireflies

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2008)

This book is part of the Oxford Reading Tree Fireflies series which offer a wide range of stimulating non-fiction titles for young children. It includes a variety of topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science to citizenship. The books have a bright modern page design, and are illustrated with colour photographs. They are carefully graded across 10 levels and contain built-in progression and vocabulary repetition throughout.

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The Official Dsa Guide To Driving - The Essential Skills

Author: Dsa Driving Standards Agency

Publisher: Dsa (2011)

The Official DSA Guide to Driving - the essential skills Whether you're a learner, an experienced driver or a driving instructor, this book is packed full of advice that will help you stay safe on our roads. Many of the deaths and injuries that occur on UK roads every day might be prevented if we improved standards of driving and our driving techniques. This comprehensive guide is considered to be the industry standard driving manual and will provide you with everything you need to know for safe driving for life. This book includes - essential driving techniques. including manoeuvring and defensive driving - driving at dusk, at night and in all weather conditions - information on travelling through roadworks, including what to do if you break down - advice on overtaking slow-moving vehicles, and an explanation of emergency diversion routes - details on the new independent driving part of the practical test - what to do in an accident or emergency - ecosafe driving and the environment - vehicle maintenance and security. Written by the Driving Standards Agency, the people who set the driving tests.

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The Walkabouts

Author: Mike Saunders

Publisher: The Travel Book Club (1976)

"A Swiss Family Robinson story in Reverse,from land to survival at sea" (inside front cover)--Mike and Liz Saunders along with their 4 children ages 3 to 10 take on a real sailing adventure at sea for 18 months. Sold their home and all worldly goods to purchase their 33 foot ketch, 'Walkabout'--Not real secure with the thought of putting innocent children in harm's way...but you'll have to read the book~

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Two Yachts, Two Voyages

Author: Eric C Hiscock

Publisher: Adlard Coles Ltd (1984)

This is the story of Susan and Eric Hiscocks last voyage in the steel ketch Wanderer IV from their home in New Zealand to the west coast of Canada. On their return, they decided to replace the Wanderer IV with a smaller wooden sloop-rigged yacht. The maiden voyage of Wanderer V is not a tale of idyllic sailing.

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