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W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo A Curious Cricket Compendium by Alan Tyers, Beach

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



W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo A Curious Cricket Compendium by Alan Tyers, Beach

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.


A happy marriage of Tyers's surreal wordplay and ornate Victoriana by the illustrator Beach, this little volume is a delight. (Daily Telegraph's 10 best sporting books of 2010) Daily Telegraph (December 2010)

Wonderfully and authentically illustrated The Observer

A welcome and wacky addition to any cricket-lover's library Mail Online

The perfect companion to make you chuckle

Demonically funny The Old Batsman

A refreshingly different kind of joy to that usually encountered between the covers of a yellow book with the word 'Wisden
on it Cricket365

Just What The Good Doctor Ordered Sport Magazine

One of the wittiest and most original sporting books of this or any other year Cricinfo

'Spoof cricket Victoriana from the genius combination that is Alan Tyers and Beach.'
Wisden Cricketer (February 2011)

'its literally fantastic illustrations will give the general reader hours of enjoyment.'
Melbourne Cricket Club Library The writing style of Alan Tyers, complemented expertly by the sketchings of Beach, takes an irreverent look at the cricketers of today viewed and written in a very realistic Victorian way

... this is a very enjoyable and light-hearted read.

About the Author

Alan Tyers has a monthly column in The Wisden Cricketer magazine and writes weekly spoof diaries on Beach is an illustrator and cartoonist who also regularly contributes to The Wisden Cricketer.

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Publication date

1st October 2010


Alan Tyers, Beach

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John Wisden & Co Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


160 pages





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