Round Ireland with a Fridge

Round Ireland with a Fridge

Paperback Ebury Press

By (author) Tony Hawks

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  • Publisher: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 22mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091867770
  • ISBN 13: 9780091867775
  • Illustrations note: 8 pages
  • Sales rank: 21,650

Product description

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 foolhardy attempt to win a drunken bet led to Tony Hawks having one of the most unforgettable experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty travelling-companion-cum-domestic-appliance, he found himself in the midst of a remarkable, inspirational and, at times, downright silly adventure. In their month of madness, Tony and his fridge surfed together; entered a batchelor festival; and one of them had sex without the other knowing. The fridge got christened, and they even met the poorest king on Earth. An absurd story of an extraordinary adventure, Round Ireland with a Fridge follows the fearless pair as they battle towards Dublin and a breathtaking finale that is moving, uplifting, and a fitting conclusion to the whole ridiculous affair.

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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.

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"Not just brilliantly written, but far too hilarious to read alone in a public place" Sunday Independent, Ireland "Hawks's account shows the Irish at their whimsical best" Daily Telegraph "Very light-hearted, he captures the generosity, warmth and humour of Ireland" Red "Part autobiography, part travelogue, part insane Guinness-addled ramblings" Irish Times "Absolutely brilliant from start to finish - Tony Hawks is just as funny at the written word as he is on the box" Doncaster Courier

Editorial reviews

Whilst in Ireland for an international song competition, comedian Tony Hawks was amazed to see a hitch-hiker trying to thumb a lift with a fridge. Years later, following an alcohol-fuelled evening, he accepted a 100 pound bet that he couldn't hitch around the coast of Ireland with a fridge. This is what happened. (Kirkus UK)