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Publisher Comments:

It doesn't take much - "£100 is usually sufficient" - to persuade Tony Hawks to take off on notoriously bizarre and hilarious adventures in response to a bet. And so it is, a pointless argument with a friend concludes in a bet - that Tony can't beat all eleven members of the Moldovan soccer team at tennis. And with the loser of the bet agreeing to strip naked on Balham High Road and sing the Moldovan national anthem, this one was just too good to resist.

The ensuing unpredictable and often hilarious adventure sees him being taken in by Moldovan gypsies and narrowly avoid kidnap in Transnistria. It sees him smuggle his way on to the Moldovan National Team coach in Coleraine and witness (almost) divine intervention in the Holy Land.

In this inspiring and exceptionally funny book, Tony Hawks has done it again, proving against all odds that there is no reason in the world why you can't do something a bit stupid and prove all of your doubters wrong. Or at least that was the idea....

Synopsis:

Another outrageous bet sends Tony Hawks on a travel adventure in an attempt to beat the members of the Moldovan soccer team at tennis. During this hilarious journey, he is taken in by gypsies, narrowly escapes a kidnapping attempt, and smuggles his way onto the Moldovan National Team train. And with the loser of the bet agreeing to strip naked and sing the Moldovan national anthem, this book is just too good to resist.

About the Author

Tony Hawks is a London-based writer and comedian who makes regular appearances on British TV and radio. Playing the Moldovans at Tennis is his second book, and if you have not already done so, he strongly urges you to buy his first book Round Ireland With a Fridge, a surreal adventure prompted by a £100 bet. Unlike most authors, Tony has singularly failed to settle down and live in the country with a wife and four children. This, however, is his ambition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312305185
Author:
Hawks, Tony
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Travel-Ireland
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus one 8-page bandw photo insert
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.597 in

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"Synopsis" by , Another outrageous bet sends Tony Hawks on a travel adventure in an attempt to beat the members of the Moldovan soccer team at tennis. During this hilarious journey, he is taken in by gypsies, narrowly escapes a kidnapping attempt, and smuggles his way onto the Moldovan National Team train. And with the loser of the bet agreeing to strip naked and sing the Moldovan national anthem, this book is just too good to resist.
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