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England's Ashes: The Exclusive and Official Story of the npower Ashes Series 2009 [Hardcover]

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8 Oct 2009
The Ashes of 2009 was a gripping, up and down and tense affair. After many twists and turns, England finally overcame Australia on a glorious summer evening at the Oval. Ashes Summer is written by Peter Hayter, Chief Cricket Correspondent of the Mail on Sunday, from the viewpoint of the England team: both from behind the scenes in the dressing room and out on the crease, and featuring the full input of Andrew Strauss's squad, including Andrew Flintoff in his last ever Test series, and new England heroes Stuart Broad and Jonathan Trott. From the first-ever test in Cardiff, through glory at Lord's, the rain at Edgbaston, and disaster at Headingley, a historic summer reaches a fitting climax in south London. Ashes Summer will be released in September.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (8 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409114961
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409114963
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 658,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Strauss' contributions are as thoughtful as you'd expect. But in terms of cricket insights, the highlight comes in the introduction, a wide-ranging, 16-page Q&A with England coach Andy Flower (SPIN WORLD CRICKET MONTHLY )

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Behind the scenes, authorised account, written with the full co-operation of the team, as England regain the Ashes

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1.0 out of 5 stars England's Ashes 2009 3 Nov 2009
This book is the Ravi Bopara of Ashes books , promised so much but failed to deliver.
The so called exclusive and official story is nothing more than comments made by the players in press interviews after each game thrown into match reports.
With so many of the team producing their own books I suppose this was to be expected .
If you thought this book would be like the excellent 2005 edition ' Ashes Victory ' you will be dissapointed .
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4.0 out of 5 stars edge of the seat time all over again 3 Nov 2009
A little more of a bumpy ride than 2005's Ashes Victory, but another cracking read. The comments of the players take you into the dressing room and on to the field. Did you know Strauss had decided to take Flintoff out of the attack on that last morning at Lord's at the end of the over in which he took his fifth wicket and that if Fred hadn't bowled the no-ball that gave him that extra delivery he needed to bowl out Peter Siddle he would have ended his Test career without featuring on the honours board at Lord's for bowling? I didn't until I read this book. Nor did I know that Andy Flower only took the coach's job after getting the approval of his deposed predecessor Peter Moores, nor that he thought Fred would only be able to play in one Test all summer, nor the moment when Kp knew his series was over nor the full story of Stuart Broad changing his bowling approach nor the detail of the clear-the-air meeting the players had after losing at Leeds nor that Trott thought he was going to be given out first ball of the day at the Oval when he went on to get his debut hundred. Full of insights and opinions, a few too many from Graeme Swann for my taste, but overall top stuff and the final day at The Oval is brought wonderfully back to life. Can still feel the tingle. Highly recommended.
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