Event: Felix White at Rough Trade Nottingham

Felix White will be in conversation with Elly Oldroyd and signing copies to celebrate the launch of his new book It’s Always Summer Somewhere.

Where: Rough Trade Nottingham

When: 4th August, 7-10pm.

Tickets available here

It’s Always Summer Somewhere’ is a memoir partly through cricket, expressing how the game has explained my life back to me, and partly the adventures of The Maccabees – a story of love and grief.

It’s Always Summer Somewhere is published on 5th August by Octopus Books. Pre-order your copy here

Telegraph Sports Book Awards Shortlists Announced

The Telegraph Sports Book Awards have announced the shortlists for the 2021 awards and we are delight to announce that our authors have 14 books nominated across 8 different categories. A huge congratulations to all of our authors who have been shortlisted this year!

Autobiography of the Year

Fast Forward by Andrew Cole (Hodder and Stoughton)

Children’s Book of the Year

My Greatest Football Team Ever by Tom Fordyce and Kieran Carroll (Hachette Children’s Group)

Chasing a Rugby Dream by James Hook and David Brayley (Polaris)

Johnny Ball: Accidental Football Genius by Matt Oldfield and Tim Wesson (Walker Books)

Roy of the Rovers: Rocky by Tom Palmer and Dan Cornwell (Rebellion Publishing)

Cycling Book of the Year

Mountains According to G by Geraint Thomas (Quercus)

Football Book of the Year

The Quality of Madness by Tim Rich (Quercus)

International Biography of the Year

Basta: My Life, My Truth by Marco van Basten (Octopus)

Rugby Book of the Year

Exe Men by Robert Kitson (Polaris)

Sports Entertainment Book of the Year

Never Stop Dreaming by Stuart Pearce, Oliver Holt (Hodder & Stoughton)

Only Here For A Visit by Alan Brazil (Bantam Press, Transworld Books)

26.2 Miles to Happiness by Paul Tonkinson (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Sports Health and Fitness Book of the Year

The Whitlock Workout by Max Whitlock (Headline)

Goals: Inspirational Stories to Help Tackle Life’s Challenges by Gianluca Vialli and Gabriele Marcotti (Headline)


Full shortlist available here

The Promises of Giants by John Amaechi is out now!

Happy publication day to John Amaechi!

The Promises of Giants is a challenge to anyone who aspires to make a difference in their environment. Over fourteen promises, it seamlessly intertwines personal anecdotes and workplace and social observation with the latest research, to provide practical, proven tips and strategies to empower you to maximize your own potential and inspire others. It is not a self-help book. It is a how-to guide for winning, rooted in the belief that the most unlikely of people, in the most improbable of circumstances, can become extraordinary.

Published by Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Available to order here

Out Now – Dogventures by Jessica Knowles

Happy publication day to Jessica Knowles!

Jessica Knowles has always embraced the great outdoors. But growing up, she often wondered why adventurers were always men. Where were the women? Where were the intrepid female voices of exploration and travel? Determined to break the mould, Jessica embarked on a series of adventures with her canine companion, Pepper, and discovered that life is all the more fulfilling when you live a life less ordinary. Now, in Dogventures: How To Live a Life Less Ordinary, readers will have the chance to see how they can overcome fears and have a richer and more confident lifestyle.

A witty, trailblazing book that will inspire you to ditch the sofa and the package holiday for the wonders of an active, outdoors lifestyle.

Available to order here

Maradona: The Boy. The Rebel. The God by Guillem Balague is out now!

Maradona is the definitive new biography of a true global icon, from world-renowned football writer and journalist Guillem Balagué.

Based on in-depth interviews and first-hand stories, Guillem Balagué’s masterly biography represents a psychological and sociological approach to the legend. This journey of exploration takes Guillem to Argentina, Spain, Italy and Dubai. Along the way, he asks what fosters such adulation, and how this adoration engendered a self-destructive personality.
Even after his untimely death in 2020, Maradona continues to fascinate: his divine status seemingly preserved for ever.

Maradona: The Boy. The Rebel. The God is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson