Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven village cricketers take on the world
'Completely brilliant' Ian Hislop
It 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lirmac - LibraryThing
This book is hilariously funny; people stared at me on the train because I was laughing so hard. It's a shame that the comic/courageous tone is marred by prolonged griping and what seem to be exercises in score-settling with individuals and institutions. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abigail.ann - LibraryThing
A fantastically funny and intriguing book about what can happy if you decide to take cricket around the world. I enjoyed this book, even though I'm not a cricket fan. Suitable for everyone who enjoys ... Read full review
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Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
No preview available - 2006