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WG Grace Ate My Pedalo

The Blurb

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.


The Reviews
This little volume is a delight
The Daily Telegraph (Top 10 sport books 2010)
One of the wittiest and most original sporting books of this or any other year
Succeeds at the high-wire challenge of book-length satire, re-imagining a modern cricket magazine in Victorian style
The Guardian (Best Books Of The Year)
Wonderfully and authentically illustrated. It glories in its ribaldry
The Observer
A wonderful piece of spoofery... the funniest cricket book of the year
The Sports Bookshelf
Top read
The Sun
This fantastic volume is the perfect companion to make you chuckle, no matter what is going on Down Under
This book is small, humorous and rather a beautiful thing with which to spend time
You will love WG Grace Ate My Pedalo. It is, frankly, mint
King Cricket
A welcome and wacky addition to any cricket-lover’s library
The Top Spin, Mail Online
The book that Andy has been raving about
Paul Hawksbee, TalkSPORT
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
Odd, irreverant, funny and in places brilliant
The Corridor (a cricket blog)
Just What The Good Doctor Ordered
Sport Magazine
Alan Tyers was once called a friend of a gigolo for writing about Sachin Tendulkar. I’m not sure that is a reason to buy this book, but it is close enough
Cricket With Balls
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