Sheffield’s golden girl Jess Ennis releases first book

Cover of Jessica Ennis's new book. Jessica Ennis: Unbelievable - From My Childhood Dreams to Winning Olympic Gold
Cover of Jessica Ennis's new book. Jessica Ennis: Unbelievable - From My Childhood Dreams to Winning Olympic Gold
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SHEFFIELD’s golden girl Jessica Ennis is lining up appearances in the city to promote her forthcoming book.

The book, called Jessica Ennis: Unbelievable – From My Childhood Dreams to Winning Olympic Gold, is due to be released next month and publisher Hodder & Stoughton is working to arrange book signing events with Jess in the city centre and Meadowhall shopping centre ahead of Christmas.

Jess, the London 2012 Olympic heptathlete champion, has agreed a deal with the publisher to reveal her road to the gold medal.

The firm said: “Hodder & Stoughton is delighted to announce the acquisition of Jessica Ennis’ book about her journey to Olympic gold.

“The current British record-holder for the heptathlon, the indoor pentathlon, the high jump and the 100m hurdles is higher, faster and stronger than the competition.

“Her crowning achievement was to win the gold medal in the heptathlon at the London 2012 Olympics with the incredible British record score of 6,955 points.

“The daughter of a Jamaican painter and decorator from Sheffield, and a social care worker from Derbyshire, Jessica Ennis has turned herself, by dint of her multi-disciplined skills, her courage and her commitment, into one of the great athletes of the modern era, decorated with awards and titles and an MBE at the age of 26.

“World medals and personal bests pepper her record to show that during competition she doesn’t baulk under pressure, but constantly lifts herself out of her comfort zone to be the best in the world.”

Jess, who grew up in Highfield, attended Sharrow Primary School and King Ecgbert School in Dore before going on to Sheffield University.

She now lives with her fiancee in Millhouses.

The book is due to be published on Thursday, November 8.