Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
By (author) Tony Hawks
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Playing the Moldovans at Tennis by Tony Hawks
Book DescriptionIt 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...."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312305185
Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
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Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, Paperback (July 2007)
An eccentric wager finds Tony Hawks, a man who loves an unusual challenge, bound for the little-known Eastern European state of Moldova. His mission: to track down members of the country's football team and persuade them to play him at tennis. This quest turns into an extraordinary journey involving the Moldovan underworld, gypsies, and others.
Piano in the Pyrenees, Paperback (July 2007)
Inspired by views and romantic dreams of finding love in the mountains, the author impulsively buys a house in the French Pyrenees. Here, he plans to finally fulfil his childhood fantasy of mastering the piano, untroubled by the problems of the world. This book shares his experience on how not to buy a house in France.
One Hit Wonderland, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Tony Hawks
Tony struggles to have a hit somewhere, anywhere, in the world, changing acts and styles with a bewildering lack of integrity. He travels the globe in search of that elusive hit. But, it's only after a chance encounter with Norman Wisdom that things get really strange. Is it really possible that together they could storm the Albanian charts?
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Author Biography - Tony Hawks
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."
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