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The Ashes: It’s All About the Urn: England vs. Australia: ultimate cricket …



Graeme Swann leads us on a compelling adventure through one of world sport’s most engrossing rivalries. He knows as much as anybody about the heat of England v Australia battles, having played in three series wins and also the whitewash defeat of 2013-14 when its intensity ended his international career. From Grace to Sir Don, the most graceful of them all. From the foulest play to the fairest – contrast the 1932-33 Bodyline series affair to the image of Andrew Flintoff hunched over a…

The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II



When thinking of the Queen, our first image is one of dignity and authority. She is the very definition of majesty: the British monarch, the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and the head of the Commonwealth. But as anyone who knows her will tell you, in person she has a wicked sense of humour. Occasionally unintentional (when meeting guitar legend Eric Clapton she enquired ‘Have you been playing a long time?’), sometimes cannily astute (‘I have to be seen to be believed’) and at…