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
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
304 pages (200 small black & white photographs)