Raise Your Game

How to Speak Fluent Sport

Ian Valentine

£20.00 £7.50


ISBN: 9781846892332


CATEGORY: Gifts, Humour and Art

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 208 pages

A wonderful celebration of sport's intricate language for the casual sports fan who wants to gain a better understanding of "sporting lingo" to the "diehard sports bore" who wants a fun and illuminating read. Each section is introduced with an explanation of where and how it started and why people love to play and watch it. All the mainstream sports, such as cricket, rugby (union and league), soccer, tennis, golf, athletics and cycling are covered. There's also an additional section on Olympic sports, such as boxing, diving, swimming, bobsledding, water polo and beach volleyball — just to name a few.

Meet the author Ian Valentine

Ian Valentine is a brand consultant and magazine journalist (GQ, Country Life, The Daily Telegraph), who has previously written books on the Olympics, cricket, football and country sports. Originally from Scotland, Ian now lives with his wife and their two children in Wiltshire.