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6 books on the way to chronicle Leicester's triumph with one in the words of King Richard III

Put away some time for reading, Leicester City fans.

LAST NIGHT BROUGHT confirmation of Leicester City’s stunning achievement in being crowned Premier League champions.

Manchester City v Leicester City - Barclays Premier League - Etihad Stadium Leicester City fans have had plenty reason to celebrate.

If you’re still trying to fathom how they caused such a sporting upset, the good news is that there are several books on the way that will attempt to make sense of it all.

It’s been confirmed that there are six books in the pipeline, that are set to focus on the Foxes triumph.

Here are the offerings that will be hitting the bookshelves or popping up on your Kindle soon.

1. Claudio Ranieri

A ‘definitive’ biography of the Italian manager by well-known soccer journalist Gabriele Marcotti, this offering will be published on 3 November.

Leicester City players at San Carlo Pizzeria Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

2. Fearless: How Leicester City Shook the Premier League, and What it Means for Sport

A closer look at the remarkable revival that saw Leicester go from narrowly avoiding relegation to becoming Premier league kingpins in the space of twelve months. Written by Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft, it will be released on 22 September.

3. The Immortals: The Story of Leicester City’s Premier League Season 2015/16

You don’t have to wait too long for this account of Leicester’s success to be published from football writer Harry Harris. It’s due out 15 May.

4. 5000-1: The Leicester City Story 

The chief footballer writer of local newspaper Leicester Mercury, Rob Tanner, has a book out 26 May. The author has called it ‘the most remarkable underdog story in the history of the Premier League’.

5. Jamie Vardy: The Boy From Nowhere

Journalist Frank Worrell has penned this biography of Jamie Vardy, the striker who netted 22 times this season. It’s out 19 May.

Leicester City 2015-16 Premier League Winners Package Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

6. King Power

The most unique book chronicling Leicester’s success is on the way from Nicholas Pearson. It will provide an account of Leicester’s title challenge, purportedly in the words of one of King Richard III, the monarch who died in 1485 and was reinterred in Leicester Cathedral in 2015.

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Fintan O'Toole

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