Gideon Haigh, Australia's best cricket writer, analyses and captures the drama of every day's play in the historic double Ashes series of 2013-14.
Between July 2013 and January 2014 Test cricket's original rivals, Australia and England, played out their ultimate showdown: ten Test matches, five on each side of the world. The result was a sporting epic, contests of gruelling intensity in front of packed houses from start to finish, with the Ashes prised from England's grip of more than four years as Australia turned initial disarray into outright dominance.
How did Australia go from a 0–3 failure away to a 5–0 triumph at home? Gideon Haigh saw every ball bowled – a sportswriting odyssey in itself – and Ashes to Ashes collects his firsthand reporting from both hemispheres of this unrepeatable experience.
About the Author
Gideon Haigh has been a journalist for more that thirty years, contributed to more than a hundred newspapers and magazines, written thirty books and edited seven others. His book On Warne won the British Sports Book Awards Best Cricket Book of the Year Award, the Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year Award, the Jack Pollard Trophy, and the Waverley Library Nib Award; it was also shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Biography of the Year, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, and the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. The Office won the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction. Other recent titles include Uncertain Corridors: Writings on Modern Cricket, End of the Road? on Australia's automotive industry, and The Deserted Newsroom, about media in a digital age.
'Brilliantly incisive but also affectionate . . . Packed with insight and interpretation.'
'Bloody brilliant . . . Haigh cuts out the extraneous information and concentrates on the essence.'
'Exceptional . . . engrossing.'
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 26th February 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 23.0