G2 is rush releasing an overview of Maradona’s life and career from award-winning sports author Harry Harris … one of the few British journalists to have interviewed Maradona and who was also present at the World Cup match in which the most controversial footballer on the planet scored his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England. Maradona’s Argentinian team-mate and close friend, Ossie Ardiles has written the foreword.
Animosity – Human Animal Conflict in the 21st Century showcasing the images of award-winning environmental photojournalist, Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski has been set free to rave reviews.
Bertie’s evocative photographs show how wild animals are being exploited and tragically used as tourist attractions or for domestic pets, many consumed and traded to the point of extinction. It is a hard-hitting book that needs to be seen to be believed.
Captain of Liverpool FC – new Premier League Winners, FIFA Club World Cup winners and Champions League winners – Jordan Henderson is the subject of G2’s big new football book for 2021. He is also vice-captain of England and is bound to play a crucial part in the nation’s bid to win the European Championships this summer, with a final at Wembley Stadium on July 11.
The 24th edition of the Wooden Spoon Rugby World Yearbook 2020 tells the story of the tournament from Japan’s opening match against Russia to South Africa’s dominant performance against England in the final. The highlights are remembered in the words of some of the leading rugby journalists with pictures from the sport’s top photographers – Uruguay beating Fiji, Wales’s win over Australia, Japan delighting the home fans with wins over Ireland and Scotland and of course, England’s sensational semi-final win against the All Blacks. South Africa’s success, the performance of their team and the leadership of their captain Siya Kolisi are now written into the history books but RWC 2019 will also be remembered for the way in which the Japanese nation took rugby to its heart and gave both players and supporters the time of their life during six fantastic weeks of competition. Wooden Spoon Rugby World Yearbook 2020 is a colourful record of a memorable year of rugby that has been enjoyed by fans not only in Japan but in clubs, bars and sitting rooms around the world.
The new edition of England Players’ Records1872-2020 reference book looks like being up to date for a long time yet as football goes into shutdown to combat the corona virus. The contents includes international statistics for all the players who took part in England’s recent successful qualification for the European Championships which are now due to be held in June and July 2021. Archivist Graham Betts has compiled statistics on 1246 players including recent debutants Abraham, Mings, Mount and Tomori while saying goodbye to the likes of World Cup winner Martin Peters who died in December 2019. The £20 paperback is also available as an ebook and as a limited edition slipcased version, signed by George Cohen MBE with only 66 copies available at £66 each.