Scribe acquires new book on the Ashes

Scribe has acquired Ashes 2023: a cricket classic, a new book dissecting this year's Ashes, written by acclaimed cricket writer Gideon Haigh, who covered the series for The Times in the UK and The Australian in Australia. The book will collect Haigh's reports alongside new material.

About the book, Scribe UK Sales Director Richard Humphreys said: 'The Ashes of 2023 will go down in the annals of the sport as one of the greatest cricket series in living memory. The captivating cricket on show brought the nation to a standstill as the sport's oldest rivals battled it out over five eventful test matches that each had their own storylines and controversies. With a foot in both camps, cricket's premier reporter Gideon Haigh wrote for The Times in the UK and in Australia. This book mixes his popular match reports with new material to create a priceless memento of an unforgettable series, It's the perfect gift for all cricket fans.’

Haigh said: There's nothing like an Ashes summer, and I should know, as this was the seventh instalment I had covered in England, and may even have been the best — at least on par with the annus mirabilis of 2005. I did a book then, and it seemed only right to provide one now.'

Publisher Henry Rosenbloom acquired World rights directly from the author.

Ashes 2023 will be published in an £18.99 hardback on October 26th, will include a picture section and a foreword by Peter Lalor, and will be supported by a widespread out of home advertising campaign.

For publicity enquiries, please contact Adam Howard at adam[at]

Ashes 2023

A great cricket series, as reported by a great cricket writer.

High hopes were held for the Ashes of 2023. They were exceeded in an instant classic of five Tests between a bold England and a battling Australia, finally drawn two-all. Ashes 2023 captures all the drama and skill, as well as the controversy over a stumping at Lord’s that followed in the tradition of Bodyline as a clash of cultures and of stereotypes. With a foot in both camps, Gideon Haigh wrote for The Australian in Australia and The Times in the UK. This book mixes his popular match reports with new material to create a priceless memento…

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