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Ashes to Dust free pdf "Ashes to Dust" charts the disastrous 2006/7 Ashes Test series from the point of view of a member England's incredible phalanx of committed supporters - The Barmy Army. Many members of this dedicated, and some would argue, slightly crazed, group watched every ball of every day of the Ashes. But, as their cricket team failed miserably, the focus quickly turned to trying to at least out-doing the Australians in the one area where we are world leaders- sarcasm and humour - black, black humour. Rubbing shoulders with the Barmy Army, the Aussie cricket fanatics, as many celebs as possible, the stewards and police, and paying particular attention to engaging in banter with the 'irony-free' natives, Graham Cookson, who quit his job to embark upon the trip of a lifetime, saw his dreams of English victory turn into his biggest nightmare - total humiliation at the hands of Australians. Having become a national hero back in the UK thanks to his deadpan appearances as BBC Radio "Five Live's Barmy Army" correspondent as the Ashes lurched from disaster to even worse, and writing a hugely poplar blog on yahoo.co.uk, Graham also spent a night on the tiles with Sky TV's David Lloyd - Bumble to all cricketing fans - witnessed the dampest of squibs that was the Barmy Army Christmas party and tells how he watched England's only success of the tour - victory in the ensuing One Day international series - from the comfort of his home in Lancashire, having returned home battered and metaphorically bruised from his chastening experience. Bloody typical! "Ashes to Dust" is not written by a well-paid journo sitting in an air-conditioned press box wringing their hands at the horror. It is written by someone who has sung, shouted, drunk and exchanged insults with the Aussies on behalf of Queen and Country, and occasionally taken the spoils. It's about feeling real pain whilst watching the demise of your team, sometimes in blistering heat. It's about dreams turning into dust.

About Graham Cookson

Graham Cookson achieved his initial break as a reviewer for the music website www.thebeatsurrender.co.uk, The author has now turned to his real passion, sport. Occasionally writing for the Everton fanzine and website When Skies are Grey, he also featured as the UK Correspondent for the Capetown newspaper, The Small Times. An avid supporter of Everton FC and Lancashire County Cricket Club, Graham's ongoing sporting journey has taken him to events in Europe, Oceania and South America from where he has reported as a supporter for websites such as yahoo.co.,uk and for BBC Radio FiveLive.

Details Book

Author : Graham Cookson
Publisher : Know the Score Books
Data Published : 31 May 2007
ISBN : 1905449194
EAN : 9781905449194
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 238 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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