New Peter Alliss Golf Book

New Peter Alliss Golf Book

Relections On A Life Well Lived, a posthumous look back at the life and career of legendary golf broadcaster and former Ryder Cup player Peter Alliss, is being teed up by G2 this Autumn.

Regarded by many as “The Voice of Golf”, the former professional golfer and television commentator died on December 5, 2020, aged 89 at his home in Hindhead, Surrey.

Peter Alliss will be remembered at a Thanksgiving Service to be held at St Andrews University on Wednesday July 13, the day before plays starts at the 150th Open Championship on the Old Course. The Service is supported by the PGA, the DP European Tour, the R&A and the BBC. Pictures and comments from those at the Service will be included in the book.

  • Serialisation is booked in the Daily Telegraph in the week leading up to The Open including an interview with Peter’s wife Jackie. Jackie will be fronting media publicity for the £20 hardback book at the time of publication on October 22 2022.

 

Howzat! Exclusive Cricketers’ Who’s Who 2022 Offer

Howzat! Exclusive Cricketers’ Who’s Who 2022 Offer

G2’s long association with the The Cricketers’ Who’s Who, the essential guide to the new cricket season, continues with a special discounted offer for our cricshop customers. Priced at just £19.99 (RRP £22.99) the 43rd edition tells you all you need to know about every player from all 18 counties, as well as the contracted women’s players.

More than 400 players have answered questions ranging from the star players of the future to the hottest debates within the dressing room, giving readers a unique insight into everyone who will be competing this summer, from emerging youngsters to established England stars such as Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer.

This year’s foreword comes courtesy of Middlesex legend Tim Murtagh, the epitome of a county cricketer. The cherished reference book includes a thorough statistics section for every player and all counties, as well as profiles of the head coaches, and a review of how each county did last summer and how they’re shaping up for 2021.The pages of The Cricketers’ Who’s Who 2022 reveal the interesting, insightful, sometimes hilarious and often off-the-wall world of English cricket. Coming in to bat on April 7, CWW 2022 can be pre-ordered through www.cricshop.com

 

Steven Gerrard manages to get in new Aston Villa A – Z

Steven Gerrard manages to get in new Aston Villa A – Z

The Aston Villa A-Z has been hastily updated to include the sensational appointment of Steven Gerrard as manager this month. The England and Liverpool legend ‘Stevie G’ arrives from Glasgow Rangers to replace Dean Smith who was sacked earlier this month following a run of five successive defeats.

The large-format paperback will be released to coincide with the Liverpool vs Aston Villa match on December 11th – the first time that Gerrard has been back to Anfield as a Premier League manager.

The fully-illustrated gift book also ties in with the 40th anniversary of the club winning the old First Division in the 1980/1981 season and the European Cup, in which Peter Withe scored the only goal to beat Bayern Munich in 1982.

Author Simon Goodyear is a director of the official Aston Villa Supporter’s Trust and has also written a biography of former Villa captain and Britain’s first £100m player Jack Grealish – Super Jack – available from G2 Entertaiment.

New Official Chelsea FC Quiz Book

New Official Chelsea FC Quiz Book

Are you a Blues’ brain-box? If so, then put that claim to the test with the Official Chelsea FC Quiz Book which is released this month priced at £10. If not, you’ll be well on your way after having a Shed load of fun testing yourself and your friends.

 

The book contains 100 quizzes with 1000 questions on aspects of the South West London club. Full of fascinating facts featuring the all-time greats as well as the superstars of the 2021/22 first team squad, this is sure to be a book that any true-blue can’t put down.

 

So if you want to know the nicknames of such legendary players as Ron Harris or Peter Bonetti; who has scored the most goals and been captain the longest; how many Champions’ League Finals and Premier League titles Chelsea has won; and who is the fans’ favourite ever player then what are you waiting for … just a thousand tricky testers to go!

Pictured is author Jules Gammond asking Frank Lampard who’s going to win the 2008 Champions League Final in Moscow. Unfortunately, Frank got it wrong!

New photography ebook helps to save lions from extinction

New photography ebook helps to save lions from extinction

Acclaimed wildlife photographer George Logan has launched a new ebook of stunning wildlife photography to support and raise awareness for Africa’s dwindling’s lion population.  The fully illustrated book, entitled ‘Lion: Pride Before The Fall’, contains a collection of the London-based photographer’s beautiful and thought-provoking images of lions in the wild in Africa. The photographs, which celebrate the lifecycle of the lion in all of its raw beauty, serve as a stark reminder of what we stand to lose – with fewer than 20,000 African lions left, time is running out to safeguard their future.

George and The Born Free Foundation raised the money to publish the book through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign which totalled £78,000 to fund the print run, production costs and distribution. The foreword to the book was written by Born Free founder and actress, Virginia McKenna OBE. She said: “No one, in my view, more strikingly has caught the multiple dimensions of lions’ behaviour and depth of character than George Logan. He has an unfailing sensitivity and admiration for the individual animal. This, for me, shines through each page of the book and is deeply moving in so many ways.”

George Logan said: “This work, the culmination of over 10 years following and photographing Africa’s lion prides, brings their dramatic narrative to life. It’s difficult to articulate the depths of what we stand to lose, but I hope that through this book, the lions will help tell that story. All profits from this book will raise vital funds to support, protect and help re-establish the *Last Lions of Meru, a major conservation initiative in Kenya, which works to protect and increase the lion population there, which currently stands at just 60-80 lions. Uniquely for a wildlife book, we’ve collaborated with some of the best creative minds at London’s top agencies to produce powerful imagery which confronts and highlights the dangers that the last remaining lions still face, such as habitat-loss, canned hunting, trophy hunting, human-wildlife conflict and the real possibility of extinction. These images will spearhead campaigns to raise awareness and accompany the book launch.”

The digital edition, priced at £9.99, will be available through Amazon Kindle and other worldwide platforms from October 31.

 

25 Years of Rugby Memories

25 Years of Rugby Memories

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.