28 JULY 2010
Evening Standard's chief news correspondent Ron Lydall reports on Pennant's Books exciting new fiction thriller series debutant author David Black as the paper ran the headline,From West End jams to behind enemy lines - the SAS cab driver. LINK
We are looking forward to publishing next month what we are convinced will be a stunning novel and first of a series from a writer with great promise.
KEZIA NOBLE IN HOT DEMAND
Having recently released the book 15 Steps to Becoming a Master Seducer Keizer Noble is becoming the most sought
after author of July. Before she was writing blogs and producing podcasts to showcase her skills
www.kezia-noble.com . However now she is set for growing fame after guesting
on ITV’s This Morning show, following appearances in centre pages of the Daily Star plus magazine features in such publications as; Nuts, Scarlet, Now magazine
and Men’s Health all highlighting the fact Kezia is the world’s leading female pick-up artist coach with the seduction community. The book outlines many ways
for men to confidently discover ways to attract women they would most like to be with. Which prompted the A-list presenter’s team of Holly Willoughby and Phillip
Schofield when interviewing our author to put their question, have men lost the romantic art of seduction?
Ray Dorset, aka Mungo Jerry, made an impressive appearance during the month
of July on BBC’s The One Show and is set to have a hectic year in light of it being the 40th anniversary of 1970’s iconic Number One Hit ‘In The Summertime’
so our author is in demand with a tour and several guest appearances lined up, he has already appeared on TalkSport and The Dave Cash Show recently. His
forthcoming autobiography Mungo Jerry & Me which is due out later this year to top off a busy and eventful 2010 for Ray.
See Ray’s interview on The One Show here:
LOOSE WOMEN FOR RAY
The 70s’singing legend and hit-maker, Ray Dorset aka Mungo Jerry dropped by to chat to ITV’s award-winning Loose Women TV show about his 40 year old hit single
and his latest book Mungo Jerry & Me.
See the full interview:
MARIA COSTELLO Limited Edition Autobiography
Britain’s most prominent female motorbike queen racer is set to do her first
book signing at the 2010 TT races. The former Isle Of Man TT lap record holder,
Maria Costello will be signing limited editions of her new autobiography,
detailing her determination and obsession that got her to the top of
male-dominated British motorbike racing sport, meet her at Lexicon Bookshop,
Isle Of Man, on Friday 4th June between 12:30 and 1:30pm then at the TT
Grandstand for DukeVideo.com.
IPCC says police must apologise over the 1992 Rachel Nickell murder. The murder
inquiry that followed was one of the most error-strewn and embarrassing ever
conducted by London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).Acting on the advice of
an offender profiler, detectives wrongly identified Colin Stagg, who lived
nearby, as Nickell's killer. They used an undercover female officer acting as a
"honeytrap" to try and entice him into making a confession.
The real killer was serial sex attacker Robert Napper, who finally pleaded
guilty to the murder in December 2008 (Read: Killer in the Shadows, the
monstrous crimes of Robert Napper by Laurence Alison & Marie Eyre).
The title of new paperback release in June by Pennant Books reflects he was
INNOCENT AS CHARGED which is Colin in his own words telling
the sudden change of fortune that has led to acceptance of his innocence after
suffering verbal abuse, physical attacks, hate mail and death threats.
NEW BOXING FITNESS BOOK A SUCCESS
Gary Todd is a man who walks the walk and has talked the talk with some of the
fight game's biggest names. The veteran analyst and author of the international
best-selling book “Workouts from Boxing’s Greatest Champs" has been involved in
all aspects of the boxing game for over 25 years. His new follow up Workouts
From Boxing Greatest Champs II published in the UK by Pennant Books has topped
both of Amazon’s Boxing and Martial Arts book charts and continues its high
ranking to suggest it’s a valued accusation to readers. Gary is from Ardler,
Dundee but today is settled in Brisbane, Australia with his family and was
recently subject of an in-depth author interview by the Evening Telegraph
Workouts from Boxing’s Greatest Champs II
by Gary Todd
The above title was showcased on Steve Bunce show on BBC Radio London this month, author Gary Todd who is a Scotsman who lives and resides in Australia was interviewed in phone link, show's presenter and well known TV boxing pundit loves the book and phoned up personally to get Gary on.
Amazon have had this book at Number 1 in both their Boxing and Martial Arts charts which is a wonderful statement to the authors work in research with some of the fight game's biggest names.
BE OUR 12TH MAN - RODNEY RETURNS
Posted on: Tue 13 Oct 2009
R's legend Rodney Marsh will be returning to Loftus Road this weekend, as the Hoops lock horns with high-flying Preston North End in the Coca Cola Championship.
The former Rangers striker will be in the QPR Superstore between 1.30-2.00pm to sign copies of the popular Hooped Dreams book, available now for just £9.99.
And as the roll out of our 'Be Our 12th Man' campaign continues, we've taken this opportunity to look back at an extract from Issue One of our popular QPR: The Official Magazine, when the man himself paid tribute to the R's faithful...
Rodney Marsh has always got on well with the fans. There is one relationship in particular he describes as 'sensational, absolutely sensational,' but is at a loss as to the origins.
"I don't know why it happened or how it happened. I would make mistakes and they'd cheer me. They started the 'Rod-nee' chant. When I first came I came with a reputation. They sung that to take the mick. But after I scored 20 goals it became an original and iconic chant.
"Other teams copied it, using other people's names, but it was a Rangers fan's original. The relationship was special and genuine and even after Stan (Bowles) came, they used the chant but with his name. I always had that affinity with the supporters."
It's no surprise then that Marsh will always consider QPR as the closest to his heart. "My Club is QPR, I don't deny that to anyone. QPR was the happiest time of my football life."
The Viking's memoir to Pennant
28 July 2009
From Bookseller.com by Graeme Neill
Independent sports publisher Pennant Books has bought world rights to an autobiography by former world darts champion Andy "The Viking" Fordham.
Managing director Cass Pennant bought rights from Humfrey Hunter at Hunter Profiles for an undisclosed sum.
The book will be published on 28th September in hardback and chart Fordham's darts career and struggle with alcoholism. After 25 years of drinking at least 25 bottles of beer a day, Fordham, who weighed 31 stone at the time, collapsed and nearly died in 2007.
He was told he needed an immediate liver transplant but defied medical opinion as his health turned around and he started on the road to recovery.
Pennant said: "'The Viking' is one of the most popular players of all time and one of the darts world's true characters. Aside from his anecdotes of life on the road and meetings with British celebrities, Andy also tells an immensely human story of self-destruction and redemption that will appeal not only to fans of the sport but to the wider biographical readership."
18 July 2009
Pennant Books are delighted to announce what is a real coup in acquiring a first-hand autobiography of darts legend Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham.When you consider ‘The Viking’ is one of the most popular players of all-time and one of the true characters in the darts world, with a immense personal story and comeback tale that will appeal not only to the darts enthusiasts but also to the wider readership this could well be our William Hill Sports Book Award entry and nomination. Read more ...
Brian Belton is our most prolific sports book biographer and we are to publish late in the year to coincide with the forth-coming 2010 Winter Olympics his Olympic Gold Run. Celebration of Britain’s greatest bobsleigh triumph and success when Tony Nash and Robin Dixon- now Lord Glentoran won gold for Britain at Innsbruck 1964. The author has the full co-operation of both Nash and Dixon to tell for the first time the story of this remarkable and historic feat also remembered for one of the greatest moments of sportsmanship ever seen at the Winter Olympics. Read more ...
22 June 2009
ITV’s new season series of Real Crime programs presented and interviewed two Pennant Books authors, when the show presented by the news presenter Mark Austin, re-examined the horrifying case of the murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in 1992 that so shocked the nation.
Colin Stagg was the innocent man wrongly suspected and persecuted; Justice came 16 years later when DNA technology was strong enough to bring the real killer Robert Napper to justice.
The most horrific murder story that became murders can be read and explored at depth from two very different reading material angles courtesy from the Pennant true crime list. Interest in Pariah published 2008 and co-written with Ted Hynds it is in Colin Stagg’s own words, while the recent publication of Killer in the Shadows: the monstrous crimes of Robert Napper by Laurence Allison and Mary Eyre just goes from strength to strength, proving immensely popular with a hardcore true crime readership.
Read More News > >