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There is no denying that Rugby League supporters are passionate about their sport - the greatest game. The books suggested here tell the stories of people with equally strong passions - for other things. Climbing, music, gardens and music (in fact almost anything you can think of) can be all absorbing, take over our life and drive us on to amazing things.
by Joe Simpson
The true story of a climbing expedition in the Andes which takes an extreme and dramatic turn.
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by Howard Jacobson
The story of Oliver Walzer’s passion for table tennis and his teenage years in Manchester in the 1950s. Full of Howard Jacobson’s wit and deadpan humour this will have you laughing and wincing in turn.
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by Karl Pilkington
What DO other people choose to do with their lives?
by Helen Tse
by Tony Walsh aka "Longfella"
Poems by performance poet Tony Walsh
by Paul Torday
A novel about an impossible dream
by Nick Hornby
Music, relationships & lists. Central character Rob measures out his life and relationships against a soundtrack of favourite albums.
by Rob Starr
Having never swum in the sea before and being an amateur swimmer at best, at the age of 40 and suffering from three debilitating conditions, Rob Starr decided that he was going to swim the English Channel.
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by Tim Moore
The ultimate amateur enthusiast attempts to cycle all 3,630 km of a Tour de France route
by Barbara Kingsolver
Millions of Monarch butterflies have settled in a different place from normal
by Bear Grylls
Bear battles against the odds in the pursuit of his childhood dream--to stand on the summit of the world.
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by Andy Holgate
More Misadventures in Triathlon
My Triathlon Journey from Common Man to Ironman
by Ian Clayton
The author loves jazz, blues, rock, soul, the works. He'll go virtually anywhere in the world for a positive musical experience
by Dan Anthony
Getting into the school team might help
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By Dan James
Bootsie is desperate for his team, the South's Bulldogs, to get into the finals
By Ray French
The BBC rugby league commentator and former St Helens and Widnes forward reflects on his 6 decades in the sport.
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