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Discover a wide selection of sport books at tales.as. In the best sports books you can be fascinated by stories from the greatest athletes and their spectacular achievements in their particular sport. You can also read reports from the most exciting sporting events. Finally, you can find good sports books that help you get started with the sport that suits you and gives you inspiration on how you can incorporate more sports into your everyday life. No matter what type of sport you are interested in, you will find your new sports books with us.
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  • by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu

    SHOOT DOWN THE SUNThe bloody war against the Wen Clan once led Wei Wuxian to seek power in demonic cultivation, and the dark acts he committed drove a wedge between him and Lan Wangji. Now, those old sins come back to haunt him as his reincarnated identity is revealed to the cultivation world. But even as the other clans call for Wei Wuxian's death, Lan Wangji stands by him, making Wei Wuxian realize what he took for disapproval in the past might have been a much deeper emotion.The novel series that inspired the live-action drama, The Untamed!

  • - eSports’ incredible journey from dingy basements to sold-out arenas
    by Markus Bernsen & Danny ‘zonic’ Sørensen
    £11.49 - 14.99

    Danny "zonic" Sørensen is head coach of Astralis and one of the most winning Counter-Strike gamers of all-time. In ‘Zonic’ he shares the incredible story about how esports went from dingy internet cafés to become a Billion-Dollar industry of sold-out arenas, fanatical fans and greedy money men. Zonic has played a key role on the journey. With Astralis, he helped build a professional organization where psychologists, dietitians and physiotherapists coach and develop the players. With four Major wins, Astralis is the most winning team in the history of Counter-Strike, and esports teams all over the world are now copying their methods. Danny Sørensen did not take an easy road to the top of professional gaming. Growing up in a run-down area south of Copenhagen, computer games were his way out of crime, and he later had to fight his way past scammers, rivalling gaming clans, Russian oligarchs, teammates' betrayal and charges of cheating to get to the dominant position Astralis now holds. 'Zonic' is also the first behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a major esports brand. We hear about the players’ intense training schedule, huge cash prizes, internal strife, rivalry with other teams and the many power struggles in the rapidly growing market for esports.

  • - The New Science of a Lost Art
    by James Nestor

  • by Steven Gerrard

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of My Story by Steven Gerrard, read Michael Ryan. Steven Gerrard is the former captain of Liverpool football team and of the England national football team, and is the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, a UEFA cup final and a champions league final. His entire career, since 1998, has been spent at Anfield with Liverpool. In this book he charts his full playing career, shedding light on the defining games, his life off the pitch as well as the players and managers hes encountered. Explosive, controversial and searingly honest, this will be the last word from an era-defining player.

  • by James Haskell
    £9.49 - 16.49

  • - The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
    by Prof Steve Peters
    £11.49 - 12.99

    Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life?The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:- Recognise how your mind is working- Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts- Manage yourself and become the person you would like to beThe Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life. Each chapter explains different aspects of how you function and highlights key facts for you to understand. There are also exercises for you to work with. By undertaking these exercises you will see immediate improvements in your daily living and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be, and live the life that you want to live.

  • - My Story
    by Eddie 'The Beast' Hall

    Standing at 6'3 he weighs almost 30 stone, and to make it through his hellish four-hour gym sessions he needs to eat a minimum of 10,000 calories a day. This is a visceral story of sporting achievement, an athlete pushing himself to the limits, and the personal journey of a man on the path to becoming being the best of the best.

  • by Margaret Willson

  • - The High Level Route
    by Paddy Dillon

    This guidebook describes the classic GR20 trek, the north to south traverse of the rugged mountains of Corsica. Starting in Corscia's north-west, in picturesque Calenzana, the route winds south-east, through the heart of Corsica, finishing on the eastern side of the island, just north of Porto Vecchio in the township of Conca. Described in 16 stages with high level/low level alternatives for relevant stages, the route is roughly 200km in length and takes approximately two weeks to complete. The GR20 climbs high into the mountains. It is demanding trek and only suitable for experienced walkers. Step-by-step descriptions of each stage are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping, together with information on ascent/descent, terrain, and food, water and shelter en route. Also included is invaluable information such as path conditions, what to take, and getting to/from and around Corsica. This comprehensive guide also includes information on the history and geology of Corsica, together with notes on the local plants and wildlife. An island of surreal beauty, Corsica showcases dramatic mountains, enchanting coastline and ethereal vistas. Bare rock and sheer cliff contrasts with black sand beaches, alpine pastures and pockets of forest. Mediterranean flair abounds, history lingers and culture is celebrated, making it the perfect destination for a trek bursting with adventure.

  • - The Sunday Times bestseller, shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award & The Wainwright Prize
    by Raynor Winn

  • by John Grisham
    £8.49 - 16.49

    The incredible new novel from international bestseller John Grisham.

  • - Activate Your Potential, Transcend Your Limits
    by Wim Hof

    STAR OF BBC ONE'S FREEZE THE FEAR 'I've never felt so alive' JOE WICKS 'A fascinating look at Wim's incredible life and method' FEARNE COTTON My hope is to inspire you to retake control of your body and life by unleashing the immense power of the mind. 'The Iceman' Wim Hof shares his remarkable life story and powerful method for supercharging your health and happiness. Refined over forty years and championed by scientists across the globe, you'll learn how to harness three key elements of Cold, Breathing and Mindset to take ownership over your own mind and wellbeing. 'The book will change your life' BEN FOGLE 'Wim is a legend of the power ice has to heal and empower' BEAR GRYLLS

  • - The Ultimate Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
    by W Timothy Gallwey

    Improve your game and discover your true potential by increasing your concentration, willpower and confidence. Described by Billie Jean King as her 'tennis bible', Timothy Gallwey's multi-million bestseller, including an introduction from acclaimed sports psychologist Geoff Beattie, has been a phenomenon for players of all abilities since it was first published in 1972. Instead of concentrating on how to improve your technique, it starts from the understanding that 'every game is composed of two parts, an outer game and an inner game'. The former is played against opponents on the court, but the latter is a battle within ourselves as we try and overcome self-doubt and anxiety. It is often won or lost before a ball has been hit. Gallwey's revolutionary approach, built on a foundation of Zen thinking and humanistic psychology, will teach you how to develop your concentration, work on your gamesmanship and help you break bad habits. You will also learn how to trust yourself on the court and how to maintain clarity of mind throughout the match, giving you a clear psychological advantage over your opponent. Whether you are an amateur or a pro, The Inner Game of Tennis is essential reading for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. It is guaranteed to change the way you play tennis forever.

  • by James Martin, Helen Bray, Scott Chapman, et al.

    Exam Board: CambridgeLevel: KS4Subject: SportFirst Teaching: September 2016First Exam: June 2017Support your teaching of the new Cambridge Technicals 2016 suite with Cambridge Technical Level 3 Sport, developed in partnership between OCR and Hodder Education; this textbook covers each specialist pathway and ensures your ability to deliver a flexible course that is both vocationally focused and academically thorough.Cambridge Technical Level 3 Sport is matched exactly to the new specification and follows specialist pathways in n coaching, leadership and physical education, fitness instructing, personal training, and sports management, development and leisure.- Ensures effective teaching of each specialist pathway offered within the qualification.- Focuses learning on the skills, knowledge and understanding demanded from employers and universities.- Provides ideas and exercises for the application of practical skills and knowledge.- Developed in partnership between Hodder Education and OCR, guaranteeing quality resources which match the specification perfectly

  • - How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
    by David Epstein

    Range is the groundbreaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the twenty-first century. Through fascinating stories and vividly explained research, David Epstein demonstrates why, as the world has got increasingly complex, developing range can help us excel.

  • by Rob Burrow
    £9.49 - 16.49

    The extraordinarily inspirational memoir from Rugby League legend Rob Burrow from his life at the heart of Leeds Rhino's legendary team to battling motor neurone disease.

  • - Rugby, dementia and the fight of my life
    by Steve Thompson
    £12.99 - 18.99

  • by Bruce Jones

  • - How I Play
    by Kobe Bryant

    The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant-a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time.

  • by Arsène Wenger

  • - Activate Your Potential, Transcend Your Limits
    by Wim Hof

  • - The Great European Hike

  • by Ross Edgley
    £8.99 - 18.99

    Bestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, applying all he has learned to become the first person in history to swim around Great Britain, breaking multiple world records. Now Ross focuses on mental strength, stoicism and the training needed to create an unbreakable body.

  • by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews

    From breathing to inversions to standing poses, this title shows you how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness and how the spine, breathing and body position are all fundamentally linked.

  • by Peter Schmeichel
    £10.49 - 16.49

    The autobiography of one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.

  • - The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised
    by Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment and shows you how to realise your own potential for greatness.

  • - A Visual Guide
    by Dave Canterbury

    An illustrated guide with detailed instructions on how best to impress in outdoor situations with feats of bushcraft and survival, such as cordage, trapping and firecraft.

  • - Technical, physical and mental training for rock climbing
    by Martin Mobraten & Stian Christophersen

    Published to coincide with sport climbing's debut in the Olympics, The Climbing Bible by Martin Mobraten and Stian Christophersen is a comprehensive guide to help you train effectively to become a better climber. Illustrated with 400 technique and action photos, and features stories from top climbers as well as a foreword by Jo Nesbo.

  • by Lonely Planet

    Lace up your hiking boots for the next in Lonely Planet's highly successful Epic series, this time exploring 50 of Europe's most rewarding and beautiful hikes. Featuring the very newest trails and classics, each introduced with a first-person account and featuring a map, inspiring photos and practical details to follow in the writer's footsteps.

  • by Tim S. Grover & Shari Wenk
    £9.49 - 15.99


The sport has been and still is a large part of the english culture. However, it is worth remembering the sport in the busy everyday life, as it provides increased well-being both physically and mentally. Therefore, you’ll on this page also find forms of exercise for everybody’s taste with a different intensity level. The most important thing is the movement. That is why we have books on football, handball, cycling, yoga, sailing and much more. So depending on which sport interests you, you will find it here.
As mentioned, playing sports is good for both body and soul, but it can be difficult to get started and find the right sport. Tales' selection of good sports books gives you inspiration on how to get started in sports, whether it is at beginner level or in a more professional way.

Written by experts

The books are written by experts in the field who make a living from playing sports and imparting their knowledge within each of their subject areas. Therefore, you will be dressed by the best if you want to buy your sports books at Tales. Among the most popular sports books are Tony Bellews ‘Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face‘. A great book on 12 Things Boxing Teaches You About Life.

Best sports books

At Tales, we have some of the best sports books on the shelves. They show the more extreme and fascinating side of elite sports. In this literature you can dive into sports stories written by some of the very biggest sports stars, where sport is a very central part of their lives. Characteristic of these sports books, however, is precisely that you can go deeper and get the chance to reach behind the facade and gain insight into the mindset behind a great sports achievement - and not least the costs that it can have on its human front. So if you are interested in sports and exciting sports stories, or want to train yourself, you will find your new sports books with us.

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