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One publisher mentioned a book that had sold 20, before the award in late November put on another 30, before Christmas after its victory.

This is also a book about Belfast and boxing, about the Ardoyne and a family, which deepens our understanding of a lost life. There was then an eerie silence before the other judges started lining up behind one or the other, although differences were always settled — eventually — after fierce debates and several bottles of plonk.

However, he pushed through all 32 miles, securing the world record and a coveted Blue Peter gold badge. Sometimes, however, their decisions are so perplexing you wonder whether their drinks were spiked with extra-strength absinthe.

He lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Now fully immersed in the professional boxing world, Gibson's current projects include works on Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan. Eamonn Magee is widely regarded as one of the most gifted fighters to ever emerge from Ireland. But then came the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, which will name its 30th winner on Tuesday, and suddenly everything became more electric — and eclectic.

He lives in Godalming, Surrey, England. A Boy in the Water by Tom Gregory Particular Books On 6 Septemberaged 11, Tom Gregory became — and will forever remain — officially the youngest person to swim the English Channel, mentored and encouraged by an extraordinary local coach.

After the death of his coach John Bullet, Tom withdrew from the competitive swimming scene. Best bet to combat gambling?

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