An ode to some of Australia’s most cherished female athletes. These sportswomen have blazed a trail for their sisterhood, not just through their own achievements in their chosen sport, but through their unwavering conviction off the field as well.
With illustrations by Corinne Hall, Hobart Hurricanes Women’s Big Bash League captain, who honours each athlete through her unique artistic talents.
Mother, wife, partner, daughter, sister, niece, grandmother: every woman is a Victress in her own unique and special way.
This book is an ode to some of Australia’s most-cherished female athletes who, not just through achievements in their chosen sport, but through their unwavering conviction off the field, blazed a trail for their sisterhood.
From legends like Dawn Fraser and Cathy Freeman, to the new breed of powerful sportswomen like Ellyse Perry and Tayla Harris, each athlete is honoured thanks to Hobart Hurricanes Women’s Big Bash League cricketer Corinne Hall’s unique artistic talents. Inspired by these incredible women, Corinne takes readers on a journey into the lives of each athlete through both her stunning drawings and her authentic tales.
From personal interactions with the athletes, to recalling where she was when watching some of the iconic events that made them household names, Corinne provides a fresh but relatable perspective on how each has left an indelible mark on the exponential growth of sport for women.
Kindness is key for Corinne, who has ensured funds from the book will be directed back into grassroots women’s cricket, along with helping charitable organisation, The Kindness Factory, spread its positive message.
In keeping with the kindness theme, athletes have provided their own stories of kindness, unearthing the special role simple acts have played in their lives.
A must for every sports fan, take a trip down memory lane to discover these extraordinary women’s journeys to reach the top.
THE ASHES - 140 YEARS OF RIVALRY, RITUALS AND RESPECT
Come inside cricket’s greatest rivalry as some of Australia’s finest players share their Ashes memories with Martin Lenehan, the author of ‘Baggy Green Legends’.
Aussie heroes including Michael Hussey, Greg Chappell, Nathan Lyon, Doug Walters, Christina Matthews and Josh Hazlewood relive magic Ashes moments and offer rare insights into why a win over the Old Enemy is the pinnacle for all those lucky enough to pull on a baggy green cap.
Featuring a foreword by legendary wicket-keeper Ian Healy, ‘The Ashes: 140 Years of Rivalry, Rituals and Respect’ pays tribute to Australia’s best batsmen and bowlers, the dazzling debuts, the legends, the larrikins and our all-conquering women’s cricketers. Packed with great stories and featuring more than 200 magnificent photos, ‘The Ashes: 140 Years of Rivalry, Rituals and Respect’ will make the perfect gift for all cricket fans with the 2021-22 Ashes series looming in Australia.