Here comes the Paralympics...
Our next fix of sports has begun with the spectacular start of the Paralympics here are the books to read about it
After the golden glow of the Olympics, Team GB stands an excellent chance of winning yet more medals at this year's Paralympics. Britain’s Paralympians finished second in the medals table at Beijing, winning 42 golds.
Cathy Wood’s Paralympic Heroes is a thorough look at the context of the Paralympics and of the personal and professional stories of the individuals who have competed over the years.
The official Paralympics book is the eye-catching Power and Movement by Richard Booth, a series of portraits of the British athletes (such as that pictured above). Taken in striking monochrome, it’s a coffee-table book of 180 pictures of elegant, poised moments of movement.
Lastly, London 2012 Paralympic Games: The Official Book by the Press Association provides a full preview of the games – one for those planning to watch or attend any of the sporting events from 29 August to 9 September.
And if you can’t get enough sport, there is also an exhibition from one of Britain’s most celebrated sports journalists, Tom Jenkins, showing first at Kings Place, London, until 31 August, and then the Northumbria University Gallery, Newcastle, where it will run until January. The three-time Sports Photographer of the Year is renowned for his shot of Usain Bolt smashing the 200-metre world record in Beijing. The tie-in book, In the Moment is very pretty indeed.
Photos taken from Power and Movement by Richard Booth published by Wiley.