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It's in the Blood

It's in the Blood

As a Premiership, World Cup and Grand Slam winner, no one better embodies the charisma and the colour of English rugbys greatest era than Lawrence Dallaglio. He has some story to tell, not just of the formidable exploits on the field, but an extraordinary life off it. His only sister, Francesca, was the youngest to perish in the Marchioness disaster and her death at 19 remains the great sadness of his life.
In addition to this and his much-talked about England exploits, he also led his club Wasps to the summit of European rugby, winning two Heineken Cups and three consecutive English Premiership titles. Full of drama, controversy and great sadness, Lawrence Dallaglios story the last of the great World Cup heroes is the one every rugby fan has been waiting to read.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Sport

On Sale: 15th May 2008

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780755315741


'An engaging tale'
<i>Daily Express</i>
'One of the best autobiographies of the year... beautifully written'
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
'Uncontrollably frank...a terrific book'
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
'Conveyed with the right balance of truth and delicacy: there is nothing prurient, yet the emotional passages are extremely moving, which is not something you can say about many rugby books'
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
'lucid, detailed and frank'
<i>The Times</i>
'Never less than compelling'
Mariella Frostrup, <i>The Book Show</i>
'By no means just for rugby heads'
<i>Evening Standard</i>
'The story of a true English sporting hero, albeit a flawed one for whom tragedy as well as disgrace has been a companion. Pretty much everything is confronted head on, exactly as Dallaglio played, indeed plays'
<i>Daily Mail</i>
'It's top'
Jeremy Clarkson, <i>Top Gear</i>
'Dallaglio, as befits his hardman persona, takes no prisoners'