S&S to publish Broad's account of Ashes victory

S&S to publish Broad's account of Ashes victory

Simon & Schuster is to publish a new book, Broadside, from Ashes bowling “hero”, Stuart Broad.

S&S acquired world rights for the title from Neil Fairbrother at International Sports Management.

The book will be a “fascinating insider’s account” of how England “bounced back from a winter of controversy and despair" to reclaim the Ashes in a "stunning" 3-2 series victory over Australia. Broad will discuss the issues facing the England squad over the winter and the challenge of overturning the "whitewash" suffered when England lost to Australia 5-0 in the 2013-14 Ashes series. He will reveal how the team came together in adversity, and how they planned their “extraordinary” success.

Broad is one of England’s senior players, and has made more than 205 international appearances for his country. He has won 84 Test caps, taking 308 wickets.

Broad said: "It’s been an another incredible year to be a member of the England cricket team in which we have turned our fortunes around from the huge low of the World Cup early in the year to the ultimate high of winning an Ashes series. I'm delighted to have had the opportunity to recount the amazing roller coaster journey in the pages of this book."

Ian Marshall, head of sport at S&S, added: "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to publish this wonderful and timely book. The photo of Stuart’s expression after Ben Stokes’ catch at Trent Bridge has become the image of the series, and England’s triumph was all the sweeter for having been so unexpected. Stuart not only gives the reader a brilliant insight into the game and the life of a modern cricketer, he also gives us all a chance to share in the joy of an astonishing sporting achievement."

The book will be published as a £20 hardback on 5th November.