G2 is distributing a special anniversary edition of the Wooden Spoon Rugby Yearbook in which 25 leading rugby writers and broadcasters each remember what was special for them in one of those 25 years.
Sir Ian McGeechan remembers the successful Lions tour of South Africa in 1997 and Sir Clive Woodward, not surprisingly, shares his memories of England’s World Cup glory in 2003. Others remember a year for less obvious reasons – John Inverdale has special memories of the year that Italy beat France and Ireland in Rome and finished above both of them in the final table. There are memories of Grand Slams for Wales and Ireland and European Cup successes for Bath and Leicester as well as Premiership successes for Sale in 2006 and for Saracens in 2011. Among the contributors are Ian Robertson’s former BBC colleagues Eddie Butler, Alastair Hignell, Miles Harrison, Alastair Eykyn, Andrew Cotter and Chris Jones.
2021 marks the appearance of the 25th edition of the Wooden Spoon Rugby World which began its life in 1997 when what had for eight years been the Whitbread Rugby World transformed itself into a major fundraiser for the rapidly growing Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby. Editor Ian Robertson has been an active supporter of Wooden Spoon since it was founded in 1983 and throughout the last 25 years has spoken at or hosted numerous Wooden Spoon dinners and the events in support of the book. Wooden Spoon Rugby World has become an established and eagerly awaited annual publication and one of the few sporting yearbooks to have survived in recent years.
With a foreword by HRH Princess Royal, the glossy hardback edition is out now priced at £25.
G2 Entertainment, one of the country’s leading publishers of sports and special interest books, has appointed Glasgow-based BookSource as its distribution partner.
With a catalogue of over 300 titles, G2 Entertainment work with some of the biggest sports clubs in the country in making high quality and sought-after titles. The addition of their list complements BookSource’s existing stable of sports and activity publishers, like Cicerone, Polaris Publishing, Rucksack Readers and Backpage Press, and the move marks a further strengthening of the Publishing Scotland subsidiary’s footprint in the United Kingdom.
G2E titles will be available at BookSource from Tuesday 15th June, having previously been handled by Orca in Dorset.
Talking about the appointment, Dav Bedi, BookSource CEO, said; “We’re absolutely thrilled to have G2 Entertainment join us. Working with Jules and his team during the onboarding process has been a joy, and without doubt they, and their list, are a natural fit for BookSource. This partnership is further testament to our standing and reputation in the industry as an efficient and trustworthy distributor, and of course to the BookSource team.”
Managing Director of G2 Entertainment, Jules Gammond added: “In the run-up to joining BookSource in June 2021, we had more support meetings and constructive conversations with their team than with all our previous distributors over the past 30 years. Their professionalism and attention to detail is of the highest quality and we really believe that they feel part of our quest to sell as many books as possible to our various customers both within the traditional and specialist book-trade. With BookSource in charge of our logistics and sales processing, we are confident that books will arrive on time without excuses or mistakes. ”
G2E titles will be available at BookSource from Tuesday 15th June, having previously been handled by Orca in Dorset. For further information on how to order G2 Entertainment titles from BookSource please visit www.booksource.net/g2e
About BookSource. BookSource is the trading arm of Publishing Scotland. Set-up in 1995 the company now distributes for over 120 client publishers and send books to all corners of the world. It specialises in supporting smaller presses and start-ups, helping them navigate their way through publishing.
Surrey Landscapes contains more than 40 full colour images, with descriptive captions, from around Surrey throughout the seasons. Celebrating both the popular hot-spots and less well-known corners of the county, each image not only has a story to tell, but is also a call from the countryside to those who want to see more. There are no other landscape photography books celebrating the breadth of Surrey’s natural spaces, so this collection of images, bringing together work from the last two years into one unique coffee-table book, is a perfect keepsake or gift for anyone who enjoys the county’s countryside and landscape photography.
The foreword is written by one of the world’s leading landscape photographers, Charlie Waite who is not only an iconic photographer but also founder of the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, now in its 13th year. He also runs Europe’s largest photographic tour company, Light and Land, and is a prolific author.
The author, photographer Nick Oakley, who lived in Hindhead Surrey for many years, was inspired by the diverse beauty of Surrey’s picturesque landscapes. Priced at £20, the coffee-table book was released on the Queen’s birthday in April.
Following Jimmy Greaves’s long-awaited award of an MBE in the New Years Honours list, G2 is re-promoting his best-selling look back at 1960s Football, The Sixties Revisited, written with top sports journalist Norman Giller.
Audrey Hepburn is the subject of a new documentary made by the BAFTA-nominated team behind McQueen. Audrey, which will be available on DVD and digital download from 30 November, will offer an intimate portrait of the iconic star, showcasing never-seen-before footage, as well as interviews with her family.
Audrey More Than An Icon will feature interviews with her son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Givenchy former artistic director Clare Waight Keller and Tiffany design director emeritus John Loring. In homage of Heburn’s love of ballet, three acclaimed dancers will enact her different life stages. Francesca Hayward will play ‘Hollywood eraAudrey’ at the height of her fame, Alessandra Ferri plays Audrey in her later years and the film also introduces Keira Moore as ‘Young Audrey’, who the production found through an audition process at ballet schools.
G2’s perennial Little Book of Audrey Hepburn (£7.99) is being re-promoted to tie in with the launch of the blockbuster documentary.
The Queen’s Gambit is the sensational new Netflix drama named after one of the oldest and most aggressive opening moves in chess. Based on the 1983 novel by Walter Tevis, it stars the mesmeric Anya Taylor-Joy and has become the most watched mini-series on television over the past few weeks.
G2 quickly made a move to capitalise in on its popularity with a range of The Queen’s Gambit and Grandmaster t-shirts and mobile phone cases exclusively through Amazon. The 100% cotton t-shirts are available in a variety of sizes and colours in the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan from £20; while the phone cases are only available in the States.