Round Ireland With A Fridge

Round Ireland With A Fridge

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Whilst in Ireland for an International Song Competition, Tony Hawks was amazed to see a hitch-hiker, trying to thumb a lift, but with a fridge. This seemed amazingly optimistic - his Irish friends, however thought nothing of it at all. 'I had clearly arrived in a country', writes Tony, 'where the qualifications for 'eccentric' involved a great deal more than that to which I had become used'. Two years pass but the fridge incident haunts our author. Until one night, heavy with drink, he finds himself arguing about Ireland with a friend. It is, he insists, a 'magical place', so magical in fact, that a man could even get a lift with a fridge. The next morning there is a note by the bed. 'I hereby bet Tony Hawks the sum of One Hundred Pounds that he cannot hitch-hike around the circumference of Ireland with a fridge within one calendar month'. The document was signed. The bet was made. This book is the story of Tony's adventures through that incredible month. The people he meets, the difficulties, the triumphs. The fridge.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, [2000], ©1998.
ISBN: 9780312242367
Characteristics: 247 pages, [8] pages of plates :,illustrations, map ;,21 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 18, 2014

I hereby bet Tony Hawks the sum of one hundred pounds that he cannot hitchhike round the circumference of Ireland, with a fridge, within one calendar month. A drunken bet becomes a hilarious and charming tale of self-discovery.

Jul 25, 2011

One of the funniest, laugh-out-loud, books I've read.

craicmonkey Sep 02, 2009

A beautiful portrait of Ireland and the Irish people. Captures the spirit of a nation that has strong ties to history and a shared identity while struggling with the inevitable changes that come with changing populations and culture. Funny, ridiculous, and touching.

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