Only Here For A Visit: A Life Lived To The Full [Bantam Press]

Do You Know What? Life According to Freddie Flintoff [Blink]

Do You Know What? Life According to Freddie Flintoff [Blink]

Industry praise for Death Row:

"Haunting, dark and hard to put down." Houston Chronicle

401: The Extraordinary Story of the Man Who Ran 401 Marathons in 401 Days and Changed his Life Forever (Published by Bloomsbury)

IIndustry praise for 401:

"You won't be able to put this book down." Outdoor Fitness

"An extraordinary tale of how he formulated and then completed an outrageous sporting challenge." Bristol Post

Box to Box: From the Premier League to British Boxing Champion (Published by Simon & Schuster]

Industry praise for Box to Box:

"Even by boxing's standards, Curtis Woodhouse's story is remarkable." Ricky Hatton

"Raw, amazing, compelling and inspiring, Curtis Woodhouse's journey is also unforgettable. If you're interested in football, boxing or, most of all, real life, Box to Box will draw you in and keep you hooked." Donald McRae, twice winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award

"This car-crash tale is littered with anecdotes and insights that bring the dressing rooms of football and boxing to life, while leaving you saluting the withering wit and streetwise sagacity of a man who found the courage to chase his dream when others believed he was already living it. Whether you are in the mood to laugh or to cry, read this and do both. The mood changes from chapter to chapter, reflecting the compelling, conflicting character of the man himself. And as you turn the last page, you hanker after sharing a pint with him, knowing it could get messy." Mike Costello, BBC boxing correspondent

"Great lad, great book." Robbie Savage


"A rollicking, rollercoaster of a book, one to which readers may be warmly encouraged to apply the dictum of the late Hunter S Thompson: 'Buy the ticket, take the ride.'" Boxing Monthly

"A pulsating page-turner of a book." Joe Bernstein, Mail on Sunday

"One of the most explicit sporting books you will ever read." Alan Biggs, Sheffield Star

"An astonishing story and a fantastic read." Darren Fletcher, BBC Radio 5 Live

"A brilliant book - highly recommended." Boxing News

"A crazy journey and a great read." Gareth A. Davies, Daily Telegraph

"An explosive tale of one of the most remarkable careers ever seen in British sport. Woodhouse's life story is Hollywood material." Hull Daily Mail

"This tale will have you teary one moment and in fits of laughter the next. A must read for those who love football and boxing, or both." Chris McKenna, Daily Star

The Hate Game: Benn, Eubank and British Boxing's Bitterest Rivalry [Published by Simon & Schuster]

Industry praise for The Hate Game:

"One of the great boxing rivalries, brilliantly told. Rich in mood and detail. Sports reportage at its best." Paul Hayward, Daily Telegraph

"The compelling story behind two classic rivals who inspired a generation of fans and fighters." Ron Lewis, The Times

"A tremendous account of one of sport's most intense rivalries and a golden age in British boxing." Boxing News

"The rivalry between Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank was so hot even American fans took notice. If young boxing fans want to know what a real rivalry between real champions looks and feels like, we strongly recommend they read The Hate Game." The Ring

"Lovers of quality boxing writing will relish this intriguing insight. Dirs speaks to all the main protagonists - trainers, promoters, TV executives - and captures the essence of the simmering animosity that spawned one of the most brutal rivalries ever." Metro

"Framed by a list of impeccable sources, Dirs digs deep behind the scenes to uncover fresh anecdotes and is particularly good at exposing the myths which helped the Benn-Eubank story evolve into a position where it could so powerfully polarise public opinion. A fine, fresh insight into one of British boxing's most compelling eras." Press Association


"Brilliant." Men's Health 

Everywhere We Went: Top Tales from Cricket's Barmy Army [Published by Simon & Schuster]

Readers' praise for Everywhere We Went:

"The tales are hilarious and the England players' reactions a revelation!"

"Absolutely brilliant book - a  great insight into how fans travel around the world."

"Highly recommended!"

Karma Chameleons (Published by Macmillan)

Readers' praise for Karma Chameleons:

"Fordyce and Dirs go on a brilliantly funny search for happiness, on a road not often followed. Join them as they find out if witches are scary, if monks like death metal and how easy it is to nearly blow yourself to pieces with a shotgun whilst hunting pheasant."

"A very entertaining - but not frivolous - read. Highly recommended."

"After reading We Could Be Heroes, I was left wondering if another book as endlessly entertaining and funny could be written by this pair of adventurers. Thank goodness they have managed to do it again! Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a laugh."

 "Those that enjoyed their first outing will love this more thoughtful adventure. Fordyce and Dirs once again produce the comedy goods, with wit and charm in bucket loads."

We Could Be Heroes [Published by Macmillan]

Industry praise for We Could Be Heroes:

"A one-punch-to-the-chin, knockout read. I haven't laughed this hard in years." David Haye, former heavyweight world champion


"A fascinating and hilarious insight into the surreal world of alternative sport." Steve Cram, former world champion athlete

"Very, very funny." Daily Mail

"The true comedy value of this book is Fordyce and Dirs themselves, their contrasting characters providing the framework for a book of real quality." Rugby World