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    DescriptionAll I knew about Moldova were the names of eleven men printed on the inside back pages of my newspaper. None of them sounded to me like they were any good at tennis ...An eccentric wager finds Tony Hawks, a man who loves an unusual challenge, bound for the little-known Eastern European state of Moldova. His mission: to track down members of the country's football team and persuade them to play him at tennis. The bizarre quest ultimately has little to do with tennis or football, but instead turns into an extraordinary journey involving the Moldovan underworld, gypsies, chronic power shortages, near kidnap, and a surprisingly tender relationship with his host family. Follow the fortunes of Tony in this hilarious and often moving adventure as it takes him from Moldova, onwards to Northern Ireland, leading to an exciting denouement in Nazareth - and the naked truth of the bet's final outcome...

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    Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Hawks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 205 g
    ISBN 13: 9780091920357
    ISBN 10: 0091920353

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    BIC subject category V2: WH, WT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DV
    BIC subject category V2: BT
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23620
    Libri: ENGM5460
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000, TRV000000, BUS000000
    DC22: 914.760486
    Libri: MOLD6532
    BIC subject category V2: 1DV
    DC22: 947.6086
    Thema V1.0: WH, WT, NHD, DNX
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    05 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Tony Hawks lives in London. He leads a diverse life and has various 'jobs', such as performing stand up comedy, appearing as a panellist on TV and radio (Have I Got News For You, Just A Minute, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue), acting, writing, playing tennis, and making music.
    Review quote
    "Even if you hate tennis and couldn't find Moldova on the map, you'll be charmed. Utterly recommended" FHM "Surprisingly touching as well as incredibly funny" The Oxford Times "I expected to find this book funny, which it is; I didn't expect to find it illuminating and rather moving, which it is too" Daily Mail "This immensely readable account, enriched with moments of true hilarity is, quite honestly, a bit of a gem" Living Abroad Magazine