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Behind the Lions: Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions

Behind the Lions: Playing Rugby for the British & Irish Lions

A unique history of the Lions told in the players' own words and an Official Product of the British & Irish Lions.

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ISBN 9780857905291
Published 6 October 2013 by Faber Factory
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Jones, Stephen
By English, Tom
By Cain, Nick
By Barnes, David
Series Behind the Jersey Series
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780857905291
ISBN-10 0857905295
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Faber Factory
Imprint Birlinn
Publication Date 6 October 2013
International Publication Date 1 November 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Jones, Stephen
By English, Tom
By Cain, Nick
By Barnes, David
Series Behind the Jersey Series
Category Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Sports Teams & Clubs
Rugby Union
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 796.333
Catalogue Code 358225

Description of this Electronic Book

This new edition will include stories, anecdotes, interviews and images from the 2013 Lions tour, the controversial and hugely exciting Test series that witnessed the Lions greatest triumph for 16 years. 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' words. 'Behind the Lions' sees four esteemed rugby writers from each of 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'A must for rugby lovers of any generation' - East Cork Journal ***** - Rugby World 'utterly compelling' - Planet Rugby 'comfortably the most interesting and entertaining history of the Lions' - Irish Times
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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 Dummies. 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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