By Jones, StephenBy English, TomBy Cain, NickEdited by Barnes, DavidWith Burns, Peter
For 125 years the British & Irish Lions have stood out as a peerless emblem in world sport. This unique account of the best from the four Home Nations examines every tour in the Lions' history, including the victorious 2013 tour to Hong Kong and Australia, told in the players' wo...rds. Behind the Lions sees six esteemed rugby writers from across the Home Nations delve to the heart of what it means to be a Lion, interviewing a vast array of former and current players to uncover the passion, pride and exhilaration experienced when wearing the famous red jersey. It is a tale of heart-break and ecstasy, humour and poignancy that is at once inspirational, moving and utterly compelling. This is the story of the British & Irish Lions in their own words.Read more
Stephen Jones is a multi award-winning 'The Sunday Times' rugby correspondent and world-renowned rugby expert. He is the author of several books on the sport, including 'Lion Man: The Autobiography of Ian McGeechan', 'Midnight Rugby: Triumph and Shambles in the Professional Era', and 'Endless Winter: Inside Story of the Rugby Revolution' which was the winner of the prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. Tom English is the award-winning chief sports writer for the 'Scotland on Sunday' and has been voted Scottish Sport's Feature Writer of the Year by the Scottish Press Association for three years running. He has held posts with 'The Sunday Times', 'Sunday Express' and 'The Scotsman'. He won Rugby Book of the Year at the 2010 British Sports Book Awards for his novel, 'The Grudge'. Nick Cain is a rugby columnist for 'The Sunday Times' and chief writer for 'The Rugby Paper'. He edited Rugby World magazine for nine years, and is the co-author of 'The Lions Diary' with Jeremy Guscott and 'Rugby Union for Dummie's. David Barnes is a freelance journalist, covering rugby for various newspapers. He is the co-author of Jim Renwick's autobiography, 'Centre of Excellence', and the co-author of 'Behind the Thistle: Playing Rugby for Scotland', published in 2010.
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