on 10 February 2014
As a long time watcher of cricket and keen follower of the Ashes, this book retells much of what I knew already, but adds in lots of little pieces of ephemera that enrich that experience. As I haven't been able to follow the Ashes in real time since 1877 ( as I don't have immortality or access to time travel), being able to view and handle items that those who were there in real time might have seen/handled is a treasure in itself. I have gone back to the book a number of times, and have enjoyed recognising things that I knew from previous reading as well as being engaged by things that have enriched my previous knowledge of the subject.
An ideal book to while away the time with on a wet Ashes Saturday afternoon.