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Book reviews: Mike Tyson, Nicola Adams and more

ENJOY THIS week's selection of reads, from the desk of our Entertainment Editor Joel Campbell:

Nicola Adams – Believe, by Nicola Adams with Casey Elisha, (self-published)

At London 2012, Nicola Adams made history. The flyweight boxer became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. Years of relentless training and determination have seen Nicola battle through injury, prejudice and defeat to become one of Britain best-loved athletes and an inspiration. From a leisure centre in Leeds to the Olympic Stadium in Rio, Nicola has become the poster girl for women in sport. She’s a trailblazer, record-breaker, and has led the way for women’s boxing. And this is her story.

Come Sweet Sexton, Tend My Grave, by Eleanor Berry (The Book Guild Publishing)

A very tragic black comedy which will keep readers guessing until the end, Eleanor Berry’s latest book follows the mysterious Esmeralda Harris who has suffered a nervous breakdown after witnessing a horrific event and is being treated by Professor Isaac Stone. Berry is the author of more than 20 published books, one of which is currently being made into a film, and currently resides in south west London.

Mike Tyson – Iron Ambition, by Mike Tyson (published by Little, Brown Book Group)

“Cus D’Amato was one of the most unique men ever to walk the planet. He took the weak and made them strong. And he took a fat, frightened 13-year-old and turned him into a guy that can’t walk the streets, because I’m the most recognisable man on the planet.” – Mike Tyson

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