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.
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.
Following Ireland’s Autumn Internationals against Wales and England is a must-have new gift book for Irish rugby fans celebrating the greatest ever players to have played for the national team.
With a foreword by Irish and Lions’ fly-half Ollie Campell, author Liam McCann chooses the greatest ever players to have pulled on the green jersey including the likes of Rory Best, Mike Gibson, Jamie Heaslip, Jack Kyle, Paul O’Connell, Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara, Jonnie Sexton, Keith Wood as well as Lions’ legends such as Willie John McBride, Tom Kiernan, Syd Millar and Tony O’Reilly..
There is also a hefty selection of modern-day players including Keith Earls, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Rob Kearney, Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahoney and the new whizkid winger Jacob Stockdale. While there is also space for the great characters of the game, none more so than Peter ‘The Claw’ Clohessy, Willie Duggan and Moss Keane, who didn’t win the most caps but were fans’ favourites because of the spirit in which they played.
The Ireland national team celebrated its 145 anniversary this year having played its first international match against England in 1875. Ireland reached number 1 in the world rankings for the first time in 2019.
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 is released this December showcasing the images of award-winning environmental photojournalist, Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski.
Based in Brighton, Bertie’s has spent 12 years travelling the world to take pictures of endangered animals. His evocative photographs also show the reader 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.
Priced at £40, copies of the luxury full-colour hardback and ebook can be ordered through this site while a signed and numbered limited edition version is also available through G2 at a specially discounted £50.
Captain of Liverpool FC, new Premier League Winners, FIFA Club World Cup winners and Champions League winners, Jordan Henderson is a player who has scaled football’s pinnacles. Vice-captain of England who he helped reach the 2018 World Cup semi-final, Hendo is a colossus for club and country. Possessing an astute understanding of the game, he is the ultimate team player. In a sport increasingly overtaken by 30 second clips on You Tube and celebrity culture, Henderson is the sort of player who makes any team better but one who until now rarely gets the credit he deserves. “If I had to name someone I regard as the ultimate professional, then Jordan would come right at the top of the list. He is selfless, he puts himself at the back of the queue because he looks after everyone else first. He puts Jordan Henderson last” is the verdict of Steven Gerrard, the legend he succeeded as skipper at Anfield but a man whose achievements for both the Reds and the Three Lions, Hendo now surpasses.
Liverpool won the Premier League for the first time in 30 years this season with Jordan lifting the Premier League trophy after the last home match of the season against Chelsea on July 18. He won the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year Award 2020 and was a runner-up in the PFA Player of the Year Awards.
Author Rob Mason is perfectly qualified to write this affectionate tribute to Jordan as he has followed his career since he was an eight year-old youth team player at Sunderland (where Rob worked as the communications manager) through the years at Liverpool where the club has finally won its 19th league championship with Jordan as their hugely popular captain. HENDO – The Jordan Henderson Story is out now priced at £9.99 for the paperback and £2.99 for the ebook.
Diana Moran, the Green Goddess, one of the iconic pioneers of fitness workouts in the UK, has been back on BBC Breakfast TV over the past couple of months demonstrating how the elderly can stay fit while isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.
Now in her 80’s she’s designed the Keep Fit and Carry On fitness programme – a compilation of her new TV work-outs – for people who find that exercise is difficult or are chair bound. Priced at just £9.99, the DVD is exclusively available from G2 Entertainment this month.
Three new quiz ebooks are being launched as Ebooks in May to test frustrated fans knowledge of their favourite team while the season is suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Priced at £2.66 each, the official quiz books have been produced by TwoCan Design for Bournemouth, Liverpool and Sunderland and contain 1000 questions on players, matches and events up until the 2019/2020 season. They are exclusively available through G2 Entertainment in both paperback and ebook versions.
Following her regular appearances on BBC Breakfast to help elderly viewers keep exercising while in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic, G2 is rereleasing her best-selling gentle workout DVD, EasiFit later this month.
Best known as the Green Goddess, Diana Moran introduced the UK to fitness in the 1980s – and she hasn’t stopped since. She created EasiFit – Ease into Fitness – a series of exercises specifically developed for those who haven’t exercised in a while or who just want a gentler routine.
On the 75-minute DVD (£12.99), Diana and her team guide viewers through her EasiFit exercises which will boost your circulation, flexibility and muscle strength from the comfort of your living room – and your armchair.This updated edition also includes facial exercises to stimulate facial muscles and encourage naturally tightening. Her book, Fit At Fifty is also still available through Amazon.