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W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo (HB)

W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo (HB)

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Product Code: AC0421 , Release Date: 11 October 2010
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    • Humorous, nicely designed spoof cricket book
    • Carries The Wisden Cricketer magazine branding
    • Hardback edition with 160 pages
    • B&W cartoon illustrations throughout

    W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo (HB) - Description

    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. Highlights include: cricketing insight from the greatest minds of the nineteenth century, Charles Darwin, Oscar Wilde and P.T. Barnum; outrageous tales of dressing-room scandal and derring-do; a panoply of contemporary advertisements (Mr Michael Vaughan's Patented Hair Restorer, Boycott's Finest Sticks of Rhubarb), and, of course, the first, exclusive eyewitness account of W.G. Grace and that Pedalo incident. 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.

    About the Author - 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.