Cafe Bookshelf

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Cafe Bookshelf

Legends of the Tour, by Jan Cleijne

The history of the Tour de France as you've never seen it before: the story of the world's biggest bike race told as a graphic novel.

Legends of the Tour, by Jan Cleijne

The history of the Tour de France as you've never seen it before: the story of the world's biggest bike race told as a graphic novel.

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Lady Cycling, by FJ Erskine

A nineteenth century guide to cycling for ladies presents the modern reader with much mirth.

Lady Cycling, by FJ Erskine

A nineteenth century guide to cycling for ladies presents the modern reader with much mirth.

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Cafe Bookshelf: Companion to Tour History

It's the one-piece companion guide to the race's entire history.

Cafe Bookshelf: Companion to Tour History

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It's the one-piece companion guide to the race's entire history.

Keep Calm And Pedal On

A collection of cycling-related quotes presented in the style of those ubiquitous Ministry of Information propaganda posters.

Reckless, by Alasdair Fotheringham

Perhaps best remembered for the Tour he lost (1971) than the Tour he won (1973), Luis Ocaña was described by Eddy Merckx as his "most dangerous rival." Alasdair Fotheringham tells his story in this...

A Clean Break, by Christophe Bassons

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The story of a rider squeezed out of the sport for daring to not toe the company line.

The Race To Truth, by Emma O'Reilly

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Emma O'Reilly's account of her experience at Lance Armstrong's USPS squad of cycling's doping culture and the price she paid for speaking out about it.

The Loyal Lieutenant, by George Hincapie

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The autobiography of Big George, the most loyal of loyal lieutenants.

The Cycling Anthology, edited by Bacon & Birnie

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The British magazine-cum-book.

Major Taylor, by Conrad & Terry Kerber

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A new biography of American sprint World Champion Marhsall 'Major' Tayllor

Étape, by Richard Moore

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A tour through the Tour de France by way of a couple of dozen stages drawn from 17 editions of the grande boucle ranging from 1971 through to 2012, told by Richard Moore, author of Slaying the...

The Shattered Peloton, by Graham Healy

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The story of the Tour de France and the First World War.

Amigo, by Pedro Horrillo and Nando Boers

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An epistolary dialogue between the Basque rider Pedro Horrillo and a Dutch journalist, Nando Boers.

The Great Loop, by Dave Thomas

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An atmospheric 1911-set cycling novel. Gustave Charrier falls in love and enters the Tour. But which is more important, winning the big buckle or wooing the woman he loves?

Win The Complete Book of the Tour de France

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It's competition time on the Café Bookshelf again and this time you're getting a chance to win a copy of The Complete Book of the Tour de France, written by Feargal McKay and published in the UK by...

Reading the Race, by Jamie Smith with Chris Horner

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Race announcer Jamie Smith and Tour of Spain winner Chris Horner tell you how to read the race.

Interview: Tim Moore

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French Revolutions and Gironimo! author Tim Moore pops into the Café to talk cycling the route of the 1914 Tour de France on a vintage bicycle and in full hipster-chic eroica kit.

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