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Martin Johnson Autobiography

Martin Johnson, Martin Johnson

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Biography: sport, Autobiography: sport, Prose: non-fiction

The autobiography of England's World Cup-winning captain, one of the nation's true sporting icons

Martin Johnson is the towering second row forward who has come to set the standards of what a professional rugby player should do. His drive and physical presence mean that he is a natural leader on the pitch - and off it, too. In this, his long-awaited autobiography, he looks at the changing world of rugby. He explains why he led the England team to the brink of a strike in the autumn of 2000, and provides the definitive account of England's 2003 World Cup triumph, as well as Lions tours and all the goings-on that make rugby such a special sport. Hugely popular and respected, Martin Johnson has written vivid autobiography and a remarkable portrait of modern rugby.

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Praise for Martin Johnson Autobiography

  • Firm, clear and fascinating... There is no morbid sentimentality...about these passages, and their directness is reflected throughout the book with no concessions to the squeamish... His rugby life [is] quite a journey, but...millions will feel compelled to make the trip. - Brough Scott, Sunday Telegraph

  • Very droll, dry, self-deprecating humour; Johnno is a very funny man...this is so crisp, tough. I think it's a good buy for Christmas. - Germaine Greer

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Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson was born in Monmouthshire in 1949. He was Cricket Correspondent at The Independent for 10 years, Sports Writer at The Telegraph for 9 years, and is currently Sports Writer at the Sunday Times.

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