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Sports lit: 'The instant and the historic'

One of our guest editor Sebastian Coe's passions is to read. There's a vast array of books about sport: most fairly ghastly; some brilliant. But what about when sport appears in books which aren't - ostensibly - about sport?

Can something as physical and as visual as sport belong in the higher echelons of great fiction? Sports correspondent Tim Franks has been reading up.

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