Concrete for Breakfast Short Listed in 2009 British Sports Book Awards

My latest book on British Speedway, Concrete for Breakfast, has been short listed in the prestigious category of BEST BIOGRAPHY in the 2009 British Sports Book Awards run by the National Sporting Club.

Chosen from a strong field featuring books on boxing, F1, Golf, speedway, cycling and the Olympics, the winner will be announced in London on 18th March 2009.

Exhibiting one of the first signs of madness I commented to myself on this blog, “None of my books could have been written without the stories, comments, advice, help and support of a huge number of people from within the speedway community. It’s an honour just to be short listed for such an acclaimed prize but also to get the opportunity to try to publicise the rich tapestry that is modern British Speedway to a wider audience.”

The book can be ordered postage free (in the UK) during December here

Short List.

Boxing A Cultural History by Kasia Boddy  published by Reaktion Books
Concrete for Breakfast More Tales from the Shale by Jeff Scott- Methanol Press
Arnie and Jack -Golf’s Greatest Rivalry by Ian O’Connor- Yellow Jersey Press
Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape- Jacques Anquetil by Paul Howard- Mainstream Publishing
Regga- Clay Regazzoni by Christopher Hilton- Haynes Publishing
The Austerity Olympics by Janie Hampton- Aurum Press

About the Book
Concrete for Breakfast
Jeff Scott
Methanol Press
304 pages (200 small black & white photographs)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

One Response to Concrete for Breakfast Short Listed in 2009 British Sports Book Awards

  1. Janie Hampton
    January 27, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Why are there no odds at Ladbrokes for this category? The autobiographies have them.

    Looking forward to meeting you on March 18th.

    Tiny typo in your blog:
    My name is Janie Hampton, not Jane.

    Author of The Austerity Olympics.

Leave a Reply