It is not a full history of the Ashes, but a recollection of the Ashes series that Berkmann remembers from the early seventies. Quite depressing in parts when you realise just how dreadful we were as a cricket team. That and the partisan nature of the selectors must have driven people to drink. I didn't watch all of the 81 Ashes when Botham was at his best, but I remember seeing some of it on the telly. I saw as much of the 2005 series as i could.A must read for a cricket fan, but not as funny as his other cricket books.