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Ashes to Dust: The Nightmare Before Christmas Paperback – 31 May 2007

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  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: Know the Score Books (31 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905449194
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905449194
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 652,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An enthralling read...I doubt many cricket books recall dumping a hired bike by a river and the troubles surrounding the 'Wiggles'. Cookson's account is certainly well worth a read, especially if like me you want to know exactly what it's like for a pom in Australia. But the one question that remains is whether Cookson will have the chance to write a diary on a successful Ashes tour? --Nick Hext, Sporting Life

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Review of Ashes to Dust:
England's Nightmare Revisted
By Nick Hext
England's Ashes tour to Australia in the winter of 2006 was certainly a disaster on the field, but what was the trip like for the fans who followed the team throughout the series?
In Ashes To Dust, Graham Cookson seeks to provide a colourful diary of exactly what it was like during the tour with celebrity spottings, verbal jousting with the Australian fans and, of course, humiliation in the middle all discussed in detail.
The Australian fans are roundly criticised, not surprising when you consider just how grating it is to lose to your rivals. However, if Cookson is to be believed they were roundly beaten by the travelling fans in terms of their support for their side.
The cricket is described, as you would expect given events on the field, through the eyes of a disgruntled fan.
It is because of Cookson's acceptance of England position you warm to him as he describes the key moments of the series from his perspective, such as missing Ashley Giles dropping Ricky Ponting because he was in a queue for a beer.
It is because of these pitfalls Cookson faces the book is such an enthralling read as I doubt many cricket books recall dumping a hired bike by a river and the troubles surrounding the 'Wiggles'.
Cookson's account is certainly well worth a read, especially if like me you want to know exactly what it's like for a pom in Australia.
But the one question that remains is whether Cookson will have the chance to write a diary on a successful Ashes tour?

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Button Moon on 5 Jun. 2007
Format: Paperback
A fantastic personal account of the highs and mainly lows of England's dismal performance in the 2006 Ashes. Makes you feel like you were actually there without having the hassle of getting on a plane and being surrounded by Aussies for a couple of months.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. K. M. Trotter on 10 Jun. 2007
Format: Paperback
As Someone who is relatively new to cricket I was a little wary about buying this book on a friends reccomendation, as I felt it might get bogged down by in depth analysis of each match.

I shouldn't have worried though, Cookson balances the book perfectly between humourous anecdotes about the various characters and incidents from the tour, both at the cricket and as a tourist in Australia.

You don't need to be the biggest cricket fan in the world ever to enjoy this, if you like sport of any kind, like the odd beer yourself and can associate with what it's like to be abroad in a foreign country where you feel under attack for being English then you'll love this.

A ripping read from start to finish.
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By Cundykj on 9 Oct. 2014
Format: Paperback
The conversation went a little something like this....

Cookie "I'm your new boss." Me "I wanted to be made redundant. I was going to write a book." Cookie"I've written a book."

And so it came to pass that I read this book. If you ever look at my book reviews you will know I read classics and smut. Ashes To Dust falls into neither category although I was hopeful that a single man down under would get some action, alas it was not to be. The closest Cookie got to a shag, other than the Lucky Shag, was a blow up doll at the GABBA.

So what can I tell you about this book? It's funny. It's about cricket. It's written by one of the best bosses I ever had. I'm not trying to get some great bonus or promotion out of this. I got my golden ticket.

My favourite bits:

1. Perfect grammar. I love to see apostrophes in the right places. Makes me wonder who did the editing.
2. Bumble. I love him, the man is a legend.
3. Aussie soaps. Sons And Daughters, I used to run home from school to watch it.
4. Some of my favourite words, brouhaha and capitulation
5. Cookie went to Gingistan - what does that really mean?
6. The Wiggles. Murray Wiggle was sex on legs.

Fab book for cricket lovers. Fab book for me because it made me admire my Cookymonster all the more.

Thanks for the laughs. Thanks for the support. Thanks for letting me wax your legs. Thanks for the car park walks.
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