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Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Author(s): Tony Hawks

Location(s): Moldova (Republic of)

Genre(s): Humour

Era(s): 1990s



A bet is placed and Hawks travels to Moldova where he attempts to beat each member of the national football first team at tennis. This is a wry, funny and sometimes poignant experience of Moldovans, as they grapple with life after communism.

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The book treads a fine line between brilliant and juvenile, between Jeremy Beadle and the genuinely witty. Hawks’ sixth-form joke of presenting a round table to Moldova’s new King Arthur is especially cringe-worthy. His...

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