Self published squash title on William Hill Sports Book of the Year shortlist
The William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award has shortlisted a self-published book about squash among the contenders for its annual prize. Shot and a Ghost by squash player James Willstrop features alongside titles from traditional publishers of sports books like Yellow Jersey and Ebury Press. It goes without saying that the list includes a book about doping in cycling. The winner receives £24,000 and is announced on November 26. Out of these, I think I’m going to buy Simon Jordan’s book about running Crystal Palace FC – Fibber in the Heat by the bloke from Balamory just seems ridiculous.
Fibber In The Heat by Miles Jupp
That Near-Death Thing – Inside The TT: The World’s Most Dangerous Race by Rick Broadbent
The Secret Race – Inside The Hidden World Of The Tour De France: Doping, Cover-ups, And Winning At All Costs by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle
Be Careful What You Wish For by Simon Jordan
A Life Without Limits – A World Champion’s Journey by Chrissie Wellington
Shot And A Ghost: A Year In The Brutal World Of Professional Squash by James Willstrop