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Win a set of Aurum Sports Classics titles

Aurum Press launch the Aurum Sports Classics list with six of the finest examples of British sports writing from the 20th century.

Their first titles are:

  • Bluebird and the Dead Lake by John Pearson: an eyewitness account of Donald Campbell's death-defying attempt to break the world land speed record by going over 400mph
  • The Football Man by Arthur Hopcraft: a snapshot of the post-1966 era that saw the creation of the modern game, featuring interviews with legends such as Bobby Charlton, George Best and Matt Busby
  • How We Beat the All Blacks by John Reason: members of the British Lions team who were the first to beat the All Blacks on their own soil share their secrets on how they overcome the best team in the world
  • A Social History of English Cricket by Derek Birley: an encyclopaedic survey of the game, from its humble origins all the way to modern floodlit finishes, that explains cricket's place at the heart of English culture
  • The Hurt Business edited by Goerge Kimball & Julian Schulian: a century of the greatest writing on boxing, opening with Jack London's witnessing of Jack Johnson's famous victory over Jim Jeffries
  • The Boys of Summer by Roger Khan: the story of the all-conquering Brooklyn Dodgers and the men who reported on them, from the seven national League Championships of the 1950s to what happened after the glory was over

Aurum Sport Classics

Courtesy of Aurum Press, we have three sets of Aurum Sports Classics to give away. For your chance to win, simply answer the question below.

CLOSING DATE: 10PM, THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2013

Who captained the British Lions to their first ever series victory over the All Blacks in 1971?



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