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23%OFFMarcus Berkmann - Ashes to Ashes - 9780349122175 - V9780349122175
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Ashes to Ashes

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Description for Ashes to Ashes Paperback. * Marcus Berkmann's brilliant and hilarious account of the highs and lows (let's face it mainly lows) of watching Ashes cricket for 35 years Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 1MBF; WSB; WSJC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 127 x 23. Weight in Grams: 280.

The Ashes may be the longest and fiercest sporting soap opera the world has known. The anticipation is always intense, expectations are high and, for England fans, disappointment is almost inevitable, as we usually lose. But it's a drug we can never kick. How have we got into this state? Can we ever break free?

Marcus Berkmann knows he can't and has stopped even trying. ASHES TO ASHES is the first emotional history of the contest, shamelessly eschewing balance and objectivity to give the punter's view of every series since 1972. This new edition updates the tale to the ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group United Kingdom
Number of pages
352
Condition
New
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780349122175
SKU
V9780349122175
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99-10

About Marcus Berkmann
Marcus Berkmann has spent more than thirty years sitting in front of various television screens swearing at incompetent England batsmen. In his leisure time he has written columns on sport for Punch, the Independent on Sunday and the Daily Express. He is a regular contributor to Private Eye and film critic of the Oldie, and writes book reviews for the ... Read more

Reviews for Ashes to Ashes


'Very perceptive, and very funny
LITERARY REVIEW


'The book oozes a laddish solidarity. . . Berkmann's wit lays bare the painful vicissitudes of hoping for English success
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY


'Did Berkmann waste his time watching all those Ashes games? This lovely book is proof he did not
DAILY MAIL


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Goodreads reviews for Ashes to Ashes


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