|Title||Playing the Moldovans at Tennis||Height||198 mm|
|Author||Tony Hawks||Width||129 mm|
|ISBN-10||0091874568||Spine Width||18 mm|
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Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
Author: Tony Hawks
It doesnt 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, that one afternoon in Balham, a pointless argument with a friend concludes in a bet - that Tony cant beat all eleven members of the Moldovan soccer team at tennis.As natural sportsmen, Tonys friend argu It doesnt 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, that one afternoon in Balham, a pointless argument with a friend concludes in a bet - that Tony cant beat all eleven members of the Moldovan soccer team at tennis.As natural sportsmen, Tonys friend argues, they will beat Tony easily.One of them, he reasons, is bound to be very good.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.And so this was how Tony found himself embarking on an extraordinary quest which would see him travel from England to Moldova to Transnistria, Northern Ireland, and eventually to Israel, in an attempt to get Moldovan football players on to the tennis court.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.And in the end, someone will strip down outside Woolworths on Balham High Road. 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 cant do something a bit stupid and prove all of your doubters wrong.Or at least that was the idea......AUTHORBIO: 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.