Lionel Birnie has written, ghostwritten and published several books.
GRAHAM TAYLOR IN HIS OWN WORDS
Lionel worked with former England, Lincoln City, Watford and Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor on his autobiography for more than two years. Graham died suddenly in January 2017 and the book was completed in line with his wishes and with the blessing of his family.
Buy from grahamtaylorbook.com | Peloton Publishing 2017
THE CYCLING PODCAST
The Cycling Podcast's debut book, A Journey Through The Cycling Year, will be published by Yellow Jersey Press in March 2018.
Pre-order from Amazon
HUNGER by sean Kelly
The Irish cyclist was one of the sport's biggest stars in the 1980s, winning Paris-Roubaix twice and the Vuelta a España and four green jerseys at the Tour de France. He work with Lionel on his long-awaited autobiography, which was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards.
Buy from Amazon in hardback or paperback | Peloton Publishing 2013
ENJOY THE GAME
The comprehensive story of Watford Football Club's incredible rise through the divisions, masterminded by Graham Taylor and Elton John. The book was written after interviews with more than 50 players and staff who played a part in the journey.
Buy from Amazon | Peloton Publishing 2010
THE CYCLING ANTHOLOGY
Lionel worked with Ellis Bacon to curate six volumes of The Cycling Anthology – compact paperback books featuring essays by some of the finest sports writers covering cycling and giving some talented new writers a first break.
Buy from Amazon | Peloton Publishing and Yellow Jersey Press 2013-2016
Featuring photography by Alan Cozzi, Four Seasons tells the story of Graham Taylor's second spell as manager at Watford, when history almost repeated itself as he steered the club to successive promotions and their first season in the top flight since the 1980s.
Buy from Amazon | L Birnie Publishing 2001
THE 100 GREATEST WATFORD WINS
A scrapbook-style countdown of Watford's 100 greatest wins, featuring snippets from newspapers and interviews with the players who created some of the club's happiest memories.
Out of print | Peloton Publishing 2011
EASY RIDER BY ROB HAYLES
Lionel worked with world champion and Olympic silver medallist Rob Hayles on his autobiography, which also chronicles the rags-to-riches tale of British Cycling from the early 1990s.
Buy from Amazon | Bantam Press 2012