Penguins Stopped Play

Penguins Stopped Play

Non-Fiction, Sport, Cricket
Paperback Published on: 05/04/2007
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'Completely brilliant' Ian HislopIt seemed a simple enough idea at the outset: to assemble a team of eleven men to play cricket on each of the seven continents of the globe. Except - hold on a minute - that's not a simple idea at all. And when you throw in incompetent airline officials, amorous Argentine Colonels' wives, cunning Bajan drug dealers, gay Australian waiters, overzealous American anti-terrorist police, idiot Welshmen dressed as Santa Claus, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and whole armies of pitch-invading Antarctic penguins, you quickly arrive at a whole lot more than you bargained for.Harry Thompson's hilarious book tells the story of one of those great idiotic enterprises that only an Englishman could have dreamed up, and only a bunch of Englishmen could possibly have wished to carry out.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9780719563461
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 222g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 21 mm

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Penguins Stopped Play
Lovely book
This shaped up as a very funny book about an unlikely cricket team and an overcomplicated world tour. It turned out to be poignant, life-affirming, and rem... READ MORE
Tim from Leeds
Penguins Stopped Play
Penguins Stopped Play
Brilliantly funny book. I laughed out loud and I'm not a cricket fan!
Mary Glenys Williams
Penguins Stopped Play
Penguins Stopped Play
If you have reached this point to read a review, buy! I am a cricket fan yes, but not into penguins but this is a great book. "Quintessentially englis... READ MORE
Kevin Underwood