With Liverpool FC topping the Premier League and through to the Champions League knockout stage, the club’s official diary of the season promises to be one of the biggest-selling football books of next year. G2 is handling the worldwide rights and publicity for this SJH title.
Tying in with the Six Nations Internationals – which see England play the Home Nations and France and Italy next Spring – is the release of the 23rd edition of the Wooden Spoon Rugby World Yearbook. With a foreword by HRH Princess Royal, many of the country’s leading rugby writers reflect on the happenings of the past season and look ahead to what is in store for 2019 including the World Cup in Japan. All aspects of rugby – club, internationals, women’s, sevens, youth – are all covered in a book which celebrates winners around the world and also tackles some of the issues that rugby faces as it continues to attract larger audiences both at the grounds and on television. Edited by legendary BBC Rugby Correspondent Ian Robertson, the £20 hardback is also available as an Ebook via this web-site.
England manager Gareth Southgate’s new biography, Zero to Hero tells the story of his career from the low of missing a crucial penalty in Euro 1996 to the highs of 2018 when his young team reached the semi-finals of the World Cup and qualified for the inaugural Nations’ League Finals in Portugal next June; culminating in his winning Coach of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards this month.
Fans of aviation artist Philip E West can receive a free copy of 100 Years of the RAF (£9.99) until the end of the year when they purchase his new luxury hardback collection Aviation Masterworks priced at £40. To secure this free gift they need to go to https://aviationmasterworks.bigcartel.com where they can also buy a signed and numbered limited edition (£100) or a special re-marqued edition (£250). Filled with more than 100 of his best-known combat aircraft paintings chosen from a 25-year career, the book ties in with the 100th anniversary of the RAF in 2018 and includes forewords from Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC and Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC – two of the best-known pilot aces from the Battle of Britain who died within a week of one another this July.
Written by journalist and Spurs fanatic Andy Greeves, with a foreword from club legend and coach ‘Sir’ Les Ferdinand MBE, the book takes a look back at the striker’s performances in England’s World Cup matches in Russia which included the first hat-trick at the tournament since 1986 and culminated in Harry Kane winning the Golden Boot Award.
The illustrated paperback also covers Kane’s formative years at Chingford Foundation School, his rejection at Spurs’ great North London rivals Arsenal and loan spells with the likes of Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City prior to his emergence as leading light for club and country and a major contender for the 2018 Ballon d’Or.
As Kane prepares to lead Tottenham Hotspur into their brand new £850m, 62,000-seater stadium, the book also takes a look at his goal-packed seasons with the Lilywhites so far, that has seen him score more than 140 goals for the club including 113 Premier League strikes in just 158 matches. Having recently signed a new contact to keep him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until 2024, Spurs supporters are looking forward to plenty more goals from a striker they class as “one of our own”.
Few women in the history of Christianity have captured the imagination and fuelled so much speculation as Mary Magdalene – particularly after the publication of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. But who was the real Mary Magdalene? Was she really a prostitute? What was the nature of her relationship with Jesus? Why do so many people believe that she and Jesus ended up in France and had children together? And, what (if anything) can Mary Magdalene teach us in today’s turbulent world? Julie de Vere Hunt started hearing an ‘inner voice’ and came to believe it was Mary Magdalene, urging her to write this book. In an easy-to-read A-Z format, de Vere Hunt provides an overview of what we know about Mary Magdalene from religious scholars, the New Testament Gospels and (most recently) from the Gnostic Gospels.The author touches on quantum physics and discusses metaphysical phenomena such as the Akashic Records, Cellular Memory, Meditation and the Zero Point Field as an additional source to establish the truth.Through her inner voice and access to the Akashic Records, de Vere Hunt draws her own (often controversial) conclusions about the myths and legends surrounding Mary Magdalene. “ We all have a spiritual role to fulfil here on earth and our innervoice guides us step by step.There is no right or wrong way to practice. It is the intention which is important.” While some of the author’s hypotheses will seem far fetched and even heretical to some, de Vere Hunt points out that, throughout history, many important theories have caused offence and been met with violent opposition originally. De Vere Hunt is confident her own revelations will be borne out in the fullness of time. She believes that Mary Magdalene is here in our midst now to help us make the transition into the Age of Aquarius where the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine will stand side by side in equal partnership and enable us to live in a better world. Written with undeniable conviction and compassion, de Vere Hunt’s book gives practical suggestions as to how we can all experience ‘heaven on earth’ and offers hope for a better future.