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Cumnor Hill books of the year 2016

The 2016 Cumnor Hill* Sports Book awards have been announced.

Book of the year: The autobiography, Katherine Grainger, Andre Deutsch (Carlton), 2016. ISBN 978-0-233-00485-3 Review

Category: Best Biography

Winner: For the Glory (The life of Eric Liddell), Duncan Hamilton, London, Doubleday, 2016. ISBN 9780857522597 Review

Honourable mention: Jurgen Klopp,The Biography, Elmar Neveling, London, Penguin Random House, 2016. ISBN 0781785033629 Review

Category:Best Olympic Biography

Winner The autobiography, Katherine Grainger

Honourable mention: Inside Track, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, Michael O’Mara Books Limited, 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78243-796-3 Review

Category: Best Athletics Book

Winner: Today, we die a little, Richard Askwith, London, Yellow Jersey, 2016 ISBN 9780224100342 Review

Honourable mention: This mum runs, Jo Pavey, London, Yellow Jersey, 2016. ISBN 9780224100427 Review

Category: Cricket

Winner: Unguarded, Jonathan Trott, London, Sphere, 2016. ISBN 978-0-7515-6514 Review

Category: Best Football

Winner: Fearless Jonathan Northcroft, London, Headline 2016. ISBN 978 1 4722 4162 7 Review

Honourable mention: No nonsense, Joey Barton, London Simon and Schuster, 2016 ISBN 9781 4711 4758 6 Review

Category: Best Sport and Faith

Winner: Sports Chaplaincy: Trends, issues and debate, Edited by Andrew Parker, Nick T.Watson and John B. White, London, Routledge, 2016. ISBN: 9781472414038 Review

Category: Most interesting subject

Winner: : Eat, sweat, play, Anna Kessel, London, Macmillan, 2016. ISBN 978-1-5098-0809-0 Review

Category: Most unnecessary book

Winner: Sepp, Blatter, Mission und Passion, Fussball, Thomas Renggli, Thum, Wed und Weber, 2016. ISBN 978-3-85932-773-3 Review

* The Cumnor Hill Sports Book awards are so called because all prestigious sports book awards need to have a Hill in the title. Cumnor Hill is the nearest hill to where I live.

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