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The football books you should read during the coronavirus lockdown | Football

The Club

Stillness and Speed, by Dennis Bergkamp Dennis Bergkamp’s book is different. Produced with the excellent Dutch football writer David Winner, the former Arsenal striker’s memoir is all the richer for allowing Bergkamp to share his footballing philosophy instead of being a chronological journey through his life. But thanks to Winner’s …

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The Spin | The top cricketing reads for a long and yawning summer | Sport

Emma at her home with her cricket memorabilia.

There are only 12 days left till the non-start of the cricket season. What to do? Time – we have plenty of it after all – for a list. Today, a literary one, the best cricketing reads for an indefinite lockdown. A selection, in no particular order, of books The …

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Here’s how to read all your local library’s books on your phone or Kindle for free

Libby, by OverDrive

Sometimes, the lists on Netflix and Hulu just seem to get stale, and that’s doubly the case these days with so many of us stuck at home. The humble book offers an alternative solution, and if you have a library card, it’s entirely free. Check out Libby. It’s a free …

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If you have a local library card, Libby will let you access all its books for free while you’re stuck at home

Libby, by OverDrive

Lots of us are stuck at home right now due to work cancellations, a switch to remote work, or more general self-isolating/social distancing. When you’re inside all day, it’s easy to get bored, but if you have a library card, you can at least catch up on your reading without …

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The sports world knows what concussion can do. So why does no one talk about it? | Stephanie Convery | Sport

Boxer Davey Browne Jr with his family.

Nobody in boxing talks about concussion. Given the objective of the sport is quite literally to hit another person in the head until they can’t take it any more, you’d think it would be a topic visited with some frequency. It’s not. Mention concussion in a boxing gym and you …

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7 Essential Books About Pandemics

7 Essential Books About Pandemics

If you’re looking for context, history or scientific information about the spread of disease, these books are a good place to start. AIDS Image ‘And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic,’ by Randy Shilts As Shilts writes in the prologue of his award-winning 1987 book: “The …

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John Bolton criticizes White House ‘censorship’ ahead of his planned book release

John Bolton criticizes White House 'censorship' ahead of his planned book release

Former national security adviser John Bolton, speaking out for the first time since the conclusion of President Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial, discussed his upcoming book and expressed serious concerns about the White House review process that he claimed is holding up its publication. Bolton labeled the review process as “censorship.” …

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Amy Hunt: meet the British teenage sprinter tearing up the record books | Sport

Amy Hunt

Barely a month after her 17th birthday last summer, the British sprinter Amy Hunt ran a 200m so fast that her spikes were actually smouldering as she crossed the finish line. And so, emphatically, were the record books. Hunt’s time of 22.42sec in Mannheim in June not only broke the …

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Colin Kaepernick to release memoir detailing story of ‘my evolution’ | Sport

Colin Kaepernick has announced he will release a memoir later this year through his own publishing house. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has had a huge impact on the debate around race, police violence and politics in sports since he knelt for the national anthem in protest at social …

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15 Weird Canonical Facts That Came Out After The Books

15 Weird Canonical Facts That Came Out After The Books

A third Fantastic Beasts film is currently in the works, and who knows? it could reveal other surprising facts about the franchise moving forward. But the following list details some of the most notable and odd factoids that weren’t made canon until after the final novel by the famed author …

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