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How to Beat the Australians By Richard Beard

How to Beat the Australians by Richard Beard

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For twenty years, Australia has produced competitors so gritty they order sandwiches with sand in, and not just at cricket. Fourth in the medals table at the Athens Olympics, Tour de France contenders, Davis Cup champions, and the Socceroos 3-1 winners over England. For Richard Beard, the football was the last straw.

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How to Beat the Australians by Richard Beard

'Feeling the way I do now, it's not a feeling I ever want to have again.' - Andrew Flintoff speaks for a nation. The Ashes, 2006/07: Australia 5 England 0 - the nightmare returns. For twenty years, Australia has produced competitors so gritty they order sandwiches with sand in, and not just at cricket. Fourth in the medals table at the Athens Olympics, Tour de France contenders, Davis Cup champions, and the Socceroos 3-1 winners over England. For Richard Beard, the football was the last straw. So, on the well-established principle that if you want something doing ..., he travelled down to Australia for seven rounds of hand-to-hand sporting combat, to find out just what makes the Australians so good, and how to beat them.

About Richard Beard

Richard Beard is the author of four critically acclaimed novels, X20, Damascus, The Cartoonist and Dry Bones, and one work of non-fiction, Muddied Oafs. He won an Arts Council of England Award in 1997, and Damascus was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1999. Muddied Oafs, his journey round all the rugby clubs he has ever played for, was described by Frank Keating as 'the book rugby has been waiting for'.

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GOR002970504
9780224075121
0224075128
How to Beat the Australians by Richard Beard
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
20070705
256
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