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  • Published: 18 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446414972
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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French Revolutions

Cycling the Tour de France




Seduced by the speed and glamour of the biggest annual sporting event in the world, and determined to tackle the most fearsome physical challenge outside classical mythology, Moore, the ultimate amateur, attempts to complete all 3,630km of the 2000 Tour in the weeks before the professionals set off.

Self-confessed loafer Time Moore, seduced by the speed and glamour of the biggest annual sporting even in the world, sets out to cycle the course of the Tour de France. All 3,630km of it. Racing old men on butchers' bikes and chased by cows, Moore soon resorts to standard race tactics - cheating and drugs - in a hilarious and moving tale of true adventure.

  • Pub date: 18 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446414972
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
Categories:

About the Author

Tim Moore

Tim Moore’s writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, the Sunday Times and Esquire. He is the author of Gironimo!, French Revolutions, Do Not Pass Go, Spanish Steps, Nul Points, I Believe In Yesterday and You Are Awful (But I Like You). He lives in London.

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Praise for French Revolutions

“One of the funniest books about sport ever written”

Sunday Times

“Moore is a talented and funny writer, who, through a combination of slapstick, absurd simile and a healthy suspicion of French civilisation, gives us something to laugh at on every page”

Daily Telegraph

“Embarrassingly laugh-out-loud”

Daily Express

“Moore's floundering attempts to emulate the Herculean feats of his cycling heroes unfold with eyewetting hilarity”

The Times

“Moore unleashes a high-energy torrent of astute observation and hilarious self-deprecation. Hailed a the new Bill Bryson, he is in fact a writer of considerably more substance... The jokes come thick and fast”

Irish Times

“Bill Bryson on two wheels... A one-liner every other line...not so much witty travelogue as self-examination in a joke-heavy trial by fire”

Independent

“Moore skilfully interweaves laugh-out-loud set pieces with anecdotes from the Tour's history...a great summer read. Very, very funny”

Scotland on Sunday

“This hilarious account is laden with anecdotes, all conveyed in joyous style”

Literary Review


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