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Once Upon a Time in the West...Country by Tony Hawks
  

Once Upon a Time in the West...Country

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Not one for the rural life, Tony, partner Fran and their child on the way move to the deep countryside. Is this Tony’s challenge to himself, to take up rural life with gusto? No, not quite, there’s also the small matter of a coast-to-coast bike ride...with a mini pig called Titch.

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Synopsis

Once Upon a Time in the West...Country by Tony Hawks

You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born and bred townie, Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis, one by one. Now the time has come for his greatest gamble yet - turning his back on comfortable city life to move to the wilds of the West Country. With his partner Fran in tow and their first child on the way, he embraces the rituals of village life with often absurd and hilarious results, introducing us to an ensemble of eclectic characters along the way. One minute he's taking part in a calamitous tractor run, the next he's chairing a village meeting, but of course he still finds time for one last solo adventure before fatherhood arrives - cycling coast to coast with a mini pig called Titch. In the epic battle of man vs countryside, who will win out?

Reviews

Warm, witty, well-observed and a charming travelogue Devon Life Quite the best book I've read for a long, long time! Deliciously funny... Books Monthly There's gentle humour in the telling of tales as Tony and his partner Fran embrace their new surrounds and immerse themselves in local life Choice Breezily humorous in this account of becoming a countryman...Hawks is a genial personality in possession of a consistent talent to amuse The Times


About the Author

TV and radio comedian Tony Hawks regularly pops up on shows like Have I Got News for You, QI, Just A Minute and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. He is the bestselling author of five books including Round Ireland with a Fridge and Playing the Moldovans at Tennis which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. His books have sold over 1 million copies around the world. He now lives in Devon with his partner, Fran.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th March 2015

Author

Tony Hawks

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www.tony-hawks.com/
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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
368 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Travel
The Real World
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Memoirs
Humour

ISBN

9781444794779

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