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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE PLAGUE UPON US
Shabir Ahmad Mir
550

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Frost On My Moustache
Tim Moore

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jan 06, 2000
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349111407
Price : 699

About the book
Inspired by the swashbuckling travelogues of Victorian diplomat Lord Dufferin, frail surburbanite Tim Moore sets out to prove his physical and spiritual worth before his sceptical Nordic in-laws by retracing Dufferin's epic voyage to Iceland and Spitzbergen.

Dufferin's battles with icebergs, polar bears and the deep potations of hospitable Norsemen is a tale of derring-do; Moore's struggle against seasickness, vertigo and over-priced groceries is all too plainly one of derring-don't. As his bid to emulate the Empire tradition of fearless pluck in the face of adversity crumbles before haughty Icelandic skippers, a convoy of Norwegian Vikings and Spitzbergen's Soviet ghost towns, he finds himself transferring his affections to Dufferin's valet Wilson, a man so profoundly gloomy that 'he was seen to smile but once, when told that his colleague, the steward, had been almost thrown overboard'. As Moore says, 'Dufferin seems the personification of Kipling's 'If'. I'm more of a 'But... ' man myself.'

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One of the funniest travelogues you will ever read>
His is a rare comic talent, and his debut a brilliantly sustained piece of travel writing>
Regularly had me laughing out loud>
There won't be a funnier or more original contender until Tim Moore publishes his next volume ... There hasn't been such a fresh voice among itinerant writers since Redmond O'Hanlon or Bill Bryson got started>
     
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