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W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo By Alan Tyers

W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo by Alan Tyers

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Freddie Flintoff and W.G. Grace: together at last! W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo is a spoof 1896 periodical from The Wisden Cricketer archives that looks at cricketing events of 2010 through a Victorian lens. Funny, irreverent and lavishly illustrated, this is the most original cricket book of the last 114 years.

W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo Summary

W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo: A Curious Cricket Compendium by Alan Tyers

Freddie Flintoff and W.G. Grace: Together at last! W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo is a spoof 1896 periodical from The Wisden Cricketer archives that looks at cricketing events of 2010 through a Victorian lens. Funny, irreverent and lavishly illustrated, the book draws inspiration from the exuberant sporting papers of the Victorian era to lampoon England cricketers new and old. From Queen Victoria's views on women's cricket to Freddie Flintoff's heroic defiance of the Temperance Movement, no figure - historical or contemporary - is safe. A comedy cricket book of wit, intelligence and cheek that will appeal to cricket fans of all ages, be they members of the MCC or the Barmy Army.

W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo Reviews

"A happy marriage of Tyers's surreal wordplay and ornate Victoriana by the illustrator Beach, this little volume is a delight." (Daily Telegraph's 10 best sporting books of 2010) Daily Telegraph (December 2010) "Wonderfully and authentically illustrated" The Observer "A welcome and wacky addition to any cricket-lover's library" Mail Online "The perfect companion to make you chuckle" BarmyArmy.com "Demonically funny" The Old Batsman "A refreshingly different kind of joy to that usually encountered between the covers of a yellow book with the word 'Wisden' on it" Cricket365 "Just What The Good Doctor Ordered" Sport Magazine "One of the wittiest and most original sporting books of this or any other year" Cricinfo 'Spoof cricket Victoriana from the genius combination that is Alan Tyers and Beach.' Wisden Cricketer (February 2011) 'its literally fantastic illustrations will give the general reader hours of enjoyment.' Melbourne Cricket Club Library The writing style of Alan Tyers, complemented expertly by the sketchings of Beach, takes an irreverent look at the cricketers of today viewed and written in a very realistic Victorian way ... this is a very enjoyable and light-hearted read. www.andrewrobertscricketstatistics.com

About Alan Tyers

Alan Tyers has a monthly column in The Wisden Cricketer magazine and writes weekly spoof diaries on thewisdencricketer.com. Beach is an illustrator and cartoonist who also regularly contributes to The Wisden Cricketer.

Additional information

GOR002254627
9781408130421
1408130424
W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo: A Curious Cricket Compendium by Alan Tyers
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2010-10-01
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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