G2 is handling the worldwide rights and publicity for Matt Ogborn’s new biography of Tyson Fury, entitled The Comeback King which is due for release this September.
Once the bad boy of British boxing, Tyson Fury was widely underrated – his flamboyant lifestyle and outlandish antics drawing attention to his life outside the ring, rather than his achievements in it. But a truly dominant display against one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, Wladimir Klitschko, changed all of that. Fury became champion of the world and resolutely silenced his doubters. With the world at his feet, however, Fury struggled with depression and started to party hard. He was banned from boxing for the use of illegal substances and was stripped of his title. After ballooning to nearly 24 stone in weight, many questioned whether he would ever step into the ring again. What followed was one of the great sporting comebacks. Fury rediscovered his love of boxing and began training again. In just nine months he was back in shape and on the title trail, with Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, the man in his sights. The two faced off in LA in what was one of the most memorable fights of the modern era. Wilder controversially retained his title following a 12-round split decision draw, but Fury won over the boxing world and wrote his name into the history books.
G2 is rush releasing an overview of Maradona’s life and career from award-winning sports author Harry Harris … one of the few British journalists to have interviewed Maradona and who was also present at the World Cup match in which the most controversial footballer on the planet scored his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England. Maradona’s Argentinian team-mate and close friend, Ossie Ardiles has written the foreword.
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, landscape photographer Nick Oakley, who lives in Hindhead Surrey, is inspired by the diverse beauty of the natural world and passionate about sharing his photography. His photo galleries have been curated from images captured on travels around the British Isles and the world. Priced at £20, the coffee-table book is released on April 21.
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.
Sir Cliff Richard OBE turned 80 years of age in October and to mark this special occasion G2 is releasing a potted history of his life and career written by his good friend and former Radio One DJ Mike Read.
The fully illustrated hardback chronicles each of his 60+ years in the music business in which he has amassed hundreds of gold and platinum discs and is the biggest singles artist of all time in the UK, while also selling nearly 300 million records around the world.
With an RRP of £14.99, the book is exclusively available from this web-site at the discounted price of £9.99 and as an Ebook at £1.99.
” Before Cliff Richard and the Shadows, there was nothing worth listening to in British music” … John Lennon.
The Absolute Record is the most comprehensive history of Sunderland AFC ever produced and is due for official release by G2 Entertainment/Two Can on November 1. With 400 pages, it is filled with statistics and images up to the end of the 2019-20 season.
Written by Rob Mason, Mike Gibson and Barry Jackson – the same team who compiled, ‘Sunderland: The Complete Record’ – and with forewords by Niall Quinn and Brendan O’Donnell, the great great grandson of club founder James Allan, it includes the discovery of a new player no-one ever knew had played in the league for Sunderland. It also explains how the club’s all-time record league scorer Charlie Buchan should have been credited with an extra goal.
Animosity – Human Animal Conflict in the 21st Century showcasing the images of award-winning environmental photojournalist, Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski has been set free to rave reviews.
Bertie’s evocative photographs show how wild animals are being exploited and tragically used as tourist attractions or for domestic pets, many consumed and traded to the point of extinction. It is a hard-hitting book that needs to be seen to be believed.
Captain of Liverpool FC – new Premier League Winners, FIFA Club World Cup winners and Champions League winners – Jordan Henderson is the subject of G2’s big new football book for 2021. He is also vice-captain of England and is bound to play a crucial part in the nation’s bid to win the European Championships this summer, with a final at Wembley Stadium on July 11.