New yearbook reviews Rugby World Cup 2019

New yearbook reviews Rugby World Cup 2019

With a foreword by HRH Princess Anne, the 24th edition of the Wooden Spoon Rugby World Cup yearbook includes reviews of all this year’s club competitions including the Heineken Cup, Pro 14 and the Gallagher Premiership.
Also reviewed is the Under 20 World Cup, the Six Nations as well as The Southern Championship. Most importantly, the yearbook includes a comprehensive review of the Rugby World Cup which takes place in Japan from September 20 to the Final on November 2.
In the aftermath of the greatest rugby show on earth, legendary rugby broadcaster Ian Roberston and former Lions’ coach Sir Ian McGeechan choose their World Cup XV featuring the best players of the tournament – the last ever World Cup to be covered by Robbo the ‘Voice of Rugby’.
Priced at £20, with royalties going to the rugby charity, the 160pp yearbook is officially released 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

FREE PLAYFAIR CRICKET ANNUAL RRP £9.95 ON OFFER AT CRICSHOP

FREE PLAYFAIR CRICKET ANNUAL RRP £9.95 ON OFFER AT CRICSHOP

A free copy of the Playfair Cricket Annual 2019 worth £9.95 is on offer to all visitors to our sister company’s revamped web-site www.cricshop.com which relaunches this month. The annual offer is for customers who order the latest edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2019 for £44.99 plus P&P – a saving of more than £10 on the published price. More than 500 customers took advantage of the offer last year which sets cricket fans up for the summer with both books containing statistics and information about the new season which includes the ICC Cricket World Cup and an Ashes series on home soil.

JOHN WILSON – A TRIBUTE TO FISHING’S GREATEST EVER ANGLER

JOHN WILSON – A TRIBUTE TO FISHING’S GREATEST EVER ANGLER

Fans of the late great angler John Wilson MBE will want to catch a new 132-page limited edition book from the makers of Angling Times, which pays affectionate tribute to fishing’s greatest-ever angler.

Inside this bumper book are the amazing stories of a lifetime in fishing in his own words plus classic moments captured on camera and exclusive, extended interviews from the Go Fishing TV series star, who passed away in November 2018. The glossy, full-colour book also boasts over 100 brilliant tips to help you catch more fish and a special guide to following in Wilson’s footsteps and enjoy your own action at some of his best-loved fisheries.You’ll be able to re-live John’s favourite stories and features from the pages of Angling Times plus there are tributes from star anglers including Chris Tarrant, Martin Bowler, Bob Nudd and Dick Clegg.

Angling Times Editor-in-Chief, Steve Fitzpatrick commented: “This superb new book is the perfect way to enjoy his greatest moments again and pay tribute to John.” Priced at £9.99, the book lands in mid-March.

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