This summer's Test cricket series between England and Australia is eagerly awaited - in effect, the decider after the two previous series in 2005 and 2007 saw an epic English series victory followed by a trouncing in Australia. Will Flintoff be fit to be England's matchwinner again? Will Australia's bowling attack be any good without Warne and McGrath? Will Kevin Pietersen be able to swing the series our way? Once again, Aurum will be first out with a book about the whole series, and again by top cricket writer Gideon Haigh, whose coverage for the Guardian (for whom he'll be writing again this time) made his name over here. This is not a piece of instant hackwork: this will be a considered and eloquent account of a historic sporting event by possibly the finest writer on cricket at the moment, whose Mystery Spinner (also published by Aurum) has been acclaimed as a 'classic' and a 'small masterpiece'. There will be a large audience for it, and a continuing one. Now England have to do is win...Gideon Haigh's other books for Aurum include Mystery Spinner, Many a Slip, The Big Ship, Bad Company and, most recently, Inside Out. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.