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Harold Larwood named William Hill Sports Book of the Year

27th November 2009

Duncan Hamilton has been named the winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for the second time.

At an awards ceremony in London yesterday (November 26th), the writer was handed a GBP 21,000 cheque in recognition of his cricketing biography Harold Larwood.

Two years ago, Hamilton won the prize for his Brian Clough-themed work Provided You Don't Kiss Me.

Graham Sharpe, media relations director at William Hill, praised the author's 'remarkable achievement' having scooped the honour for a second time.

'He stunned us two years ago with his brilliant book about Brian Clough - the fact that he's done it again with a completely different sporting legend is testament to his talent as a writer,' Sharpe said.

The shortlist for the prize included Rick Broadbent's Ring of Fire, Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary by John Daniell and Graham Joyce's Simple Goalkeeping Made Spectacular.

Other contenders were Feet of the Chameleon by Ian Hawkey and Eclipse by Nicholas Clee.

Former England batsman Marcus Trescothick won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2008 with his autobiography Coming Back To Me.

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