“The greatest heist sport has ever seen”

SEVEN DEADLY SINS: MY PURSUIT OF LANCE ARMSTRONG BY DAVID WALSH

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That was how the US anti-doping agency put it on October 22nd 2012 when Lance Armstrong was finally banished from the cycling world. The Texan rider had been a global icon, the hero who fought back from cancer to win the Tour de France seven times. His autobiography “It’s not about the bike: my journey back to life” had made him millions. But in the autumn of last year he was stripped of those titles and banned for a lifetime from competitive sport after his years of using performance enhancing drugs was finally uncovered. Continue reading

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A quirky delight to really treasure

THE UNIVERSE VERSUS ALEX WOODS BY GAVIN EXTENCE

The universe versusNow this is what I mean when I talk about a bloody good read! Fantastic plot, superbly charming characters and excellent writing.

Alex Woods hasn’t had a conventional start in life what with having a clairvoyant mother and being hit by a meteorite. A series of improbable events lead him to develop an unlikely friendship with reclusive, bad-tempered widower, Mr Peterson and what follows is a truly uplifting story. Continue reading