61 The Spurs Double shortlisted for Illustrated Sports Book of the year

Updated: May 10


We are up against some tough opposition, including another title from our excellent publisher Vision Sports Publishing. The full list in the Illustrated Book category is;


  1. Jochen Rindt, David Tremayne; Haynes Publishing

  2. W.G.Grace Ate My Pedalo, Tyers and Beach; Wisden/Bloomsbury Publishing

  3. Another Journey Through the Links, Peter Thomson; Aurum Press

  4. Manchester United 1878-2010, Alex Murphy; Simon and Schuster

  5. Twickenham, Neal Cobourne, Jim Drewett and Iain Spragg; RFU/ Vision Sports Publishing

  6. ’61 The Spurs Double, Doug Cheeseman, Martin Cloake and Adam Powley; Vision Sports Publishing

There are also two other Spurs-related books shortlisted. Brian Scovell’s Bill Nicholson, which is shamefully still on my reading list, is up for both Best Football Book and Best Biography, while James Morgan’s excellent In Search of Alan Gilzean, which I reviewed recently, is on the shortlist for Best Football Book.


VSP also have Tom Lawton Junior and Barry Williams’s cracking read Get In There! up for Best Biography, and Henry Olonga’s extraordinary and compelling Blood, Sweat and Treason in the Best Autobiography and Best Cricket Book categories. I helped edit and thoroughly enjoyed both books, and it’s going to be a real pleasure meeting the people I dealt with via phone and email. Looking through the full list, it’s a real honour to be in such company.


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