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Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps: A Sledger's History of the Ashes Paperback – 6 Jun 2013

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus; 2nd Revised ed. edition (6 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780879954
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780879956
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A history of the Ashes with more spice than you will find in a curry-house kitchen' Daily Telegraph. (Daily Telegraph)

'An entertaining, timely and irreverent trip through the history of the Ashes' Sunday Times. (Sunday Times)

'Rollicking good fun' Observer. (Observer)

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Peppered with bouncers, expletives, and even the odd diplomatic incident, Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps is a rip-roaring journey through 124 years of Ashes history. In September 1882, The Sporting Times published a mock obituary for English cricket, and a great sporting rivalry was born. Relations between England and Australia have never been the same since. Every other year, the two teams gather for the traditional frenzy and of backbiting, finger-pointing and dubious facial hair. For a list of every Ashes century and five-wicket haul, try Wisden, but if you want to know which Australian captain punched his chairman of selectors on the nose, which England batsman was a martyr to syphilis and which great fast bowler reckoned the Queen had “nice legs for an old Sheila”, then read on… Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps exposes the seamy side of Ashes cricket - the inside story behind controversies from the Bodyline series of 1932-33 to the Lillee and Thomson blitzkrieg of 1974-75. It profiles great players from W.G. Grace to S.K. Warne, and captures choice examples of the dark art of “sledging”. Embellished with some 75 black-and-white photographs, and incorporating more than 100 of the wittiest and most wounding Ashes quotations, Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps is the perfect gift for cricket fans, whether English or Australian.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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