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

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Nov 16, 2011 - Humor - 160 pages
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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, 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.

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User Review  - Beejay - Goodreads

Ordered from BD on 3 Feb - looks hilarious. Read full review

Review: WG Grace Ate My Pedalo: A Curious Cricket Compendium

User Review  - Nikhilesh Sinha - Goodreads

Suitably irreverent british humour, diverting, even ingenious in bits. On the whole though it was not inspired. A somewhat average score on a benign pitch. Read full review

About the author (2011)

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.

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