Playing for the Ashes - Olivia and Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Olivia and Chapter 1 Summary

Playing for the Ashes is a cricket term. When England lost to Australia in a test match series in 1882, an obituary for the English team appeared in a local newspaper. A year later, when England went to Australia for a rematch, it was said they were going to retrieve the ashes. When the team lost a second time, the bails were burned in effigy and the ashes presented to the team. Since that time, every time England plays Australia it is said they are playing for the ashes.

Olivia. Olivia is sitting on the deck of the barge where she lives with a young man named Chris Faraday. Olivia watches as Chris takes the dogs for a run. Chris has left Olivia on the barge to write out this story. Olivia begins with her father, a kind man whom...

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