Those Cupid Stunts at G2 re-release Kenny Everett’s autobiography

Those Cupid Stunts at G2 re-release Kenny Everett’s autobiography

Kenny Everett’s hilarious autobiography, The Custard Stops at Hatfield is being re-released by G2 (in partnership with Lennard Associates) as a Retro Classic to tie-in with the 25th anniversary of his death at the age of 50 in April 1995. The £12.99 paperback takes you back on the journey of his life and career flavoured throughout with his wacky humour and personality.

Superstar deejays Chris Evans and Steve Wright have all cited Kenny as a huge influence – even the Goons’ creator Spike Milligan called him a genius. Kenny’s madcap style has become a blueprint for modern day radio shows with music, jingles, jokes and sound effects all part of the mix. He seamlessly moved into television in the 1970s where characters such as Cupid Stunt and Sid Snot became national treasures.

” Love Kenny Everett! How exciting! ” … Georgina Pursch, General Manager, PBShop

 

Fittleworth School’s quiz books on sale in community store

Fittleworth School’s quiz books on sale in community store

Two new quiz books – testing the knowledge of young fans of Harry Potter books and films, and the Minecraft computer game – created by the pupils of Fittleworth Primary School to help raise funds for their IT department, have arrived just in time for Christmas at the Fittleworth Community Store in School Lane, priced at £6.99 each.

G2 releases first review of the Rugby World Cup

G2 releases first review of the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup dominated 2019 and this 24th edition of the Wooden Spoon Rugby World Yearbook is the story of the build-up to the World Cup and a full report 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.

Contributors include Mick Cleary, Chris Foy, Sara Orchard, Chris Hewett, Chris Jones, Chris Thau, Hugh Godwin, David Stewart, Peter O’Reilly, Paul Bolton, Raechelle Inman, Neale Harvey, Alan Lorimer, Ruaidhri O’Connor and Terry Cooper… plus a RWC 2019 World XV selected by Ian Robertson and Sir Ian McGeechan. Priced at £20,  the 160pp fund-raising yearbook is exclusively available through G2 on Monday December 2.

 

Kickstarter campaign for bears’ book reaches target

Kickstarter campaign for bears’ book reaches target

Our Kickstarter campaign to finance the production of this vital new animal charity book is 100% funded and will now be published this October. The Last Dance tells the incredible story of how the combined efforts of animal charities set about bringing to an end the atrocious tradition of dancing bears on the streets of India. Copies can be pre-ordered through this web-site or donations can still be made through our Kickstarter page to help the charities continue their rehabilitation work – visit http://bit.ly/2RAosID

LIFE’S A PITCH FOR IAN DARLER

LIFE’S A PITCH FOR IAN DARLER

Ian Darler, head groundsman at Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium for 40 years, looks back on an eventful career in his autobiography, Life’s a Pitch, published by G2 this summer. From an apprenticeship that kindled his love affair with the turf to welcoming the world’s biggest football club to his stadium, Ian has met every challenge head-on, and encountered some of the greatest names in the sport along the way. He’s won just about every award the green-keeping industry has to offer, managed his stadium through tempestuous and terrific times and dealt with as many life-and-death situations as some paramedics. While turning out the kind of surface players dream of, he’s rubbed shoulders with some of football’s funniest characters, crossed swords with the occasional manager and coped with catastrophes that would have floored a lesser mortal. But Ian also talks bravely about the life-threatening incident that plunged him into a very dark place, and sheds light on the reasons why he works tirelessly to raise money for good causes.Throughout the book, men who have come to value Ian’s skill and devotion pay tribute to a man who, besides showing peerless skill as a groundsman, has shouldered the burden of two other roles: those of stadium manager and matchday safety officer. With a foreword by England legend and former Cambridge United manager Roy MacFarland, the trade paperback is priced at £12.99.

 

 


 

AUTISTIC AUTHOR CAUSES A PUBLICITY STORM WITH HIS FIRST BOOK

AUTISTIC AUTHOR CAUSES A PUBLICITY STORM WITH HIS FIRST BOOK

Although severely autistic, it hasn’t stopped Freddie Ellison from writing a highly-acclaimed children’s book, Oliver Storm and The Great Disappearance. The £7.99 paperback was released this month in a fan fare of publicity, while G2 is launching an EBook version to tie in with World Autism Awareness Day this month which encourages Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world. Freddie is being seen as a bastion of what autistic people can achieve – writing his own children’s book – and will be appearing on Good Morning Britain on April 5th at 8am and Sky News on the 3rd at 4.45pm. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6787403/Boy-16-overcomes-autism-struggles-write-novel.html The EBook, priced at £4, can be ordered via https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=9781782815518&i=digital-text&ref=nb_sb_noss