Round Ireland With A Fridge

Round Ireland With A Fridge

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Recounts the author's experiences hitchhiking on a bet all the way around Ireland with a small refrigerator, and shares his impressions of the people and places along the way.

McMillan Palgrave

Have you ever made a drunken bet? Worse, still, have you eveer tried to win one? In attempting to hitchhike round Ireland wich a fridge, Tony Hawks did both, and his foolhardiness led him to one of the best experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty traveling companion-cum-domestic appliance, he made his way from Dublin to Donegal, from Sligo through Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Wexford, Wicklow--and back again to Dublin. In their month of madness, Tony and his fridge met a real prince, a bogus king, and the fridge got christened. They surfed together, entered a bachelor festival, and one of them had sex without the other knowing. And unexpectedly, the fridge itself became a momentary focus for the people of Ireland.

An international bestseller, Round Ireland with a Fridge is a classic travel adventure in the tradition of Bill Bryson with a dash of Dave Barry.

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In a witty, heartwarming travelogue, the author describes how a drunken bet led him on a month-long hitchhiking tour around Ireland, accompanied by his refridgerator and offers a collection of humorous anecdotes about his experiences along the way. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2001
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed
ISBN: 9780312274924
Branch Call Number: 914.15048 H3149r 2001
Characteristics: 247 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Set in Ireland - 5024 miles. Totally ridiculous bet to hitch around Ireland with a portable fridge as a companion. Very droll with laugh out loud scenes.

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 18, 2014

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 drunken bet becomes a hilarious and charming tale of self-discovery.

Jul 25, 2011

One of the funniest, laugh-out-loud, books I've read.

craicmonkey Sep 02, 2009

A beautiful portrait of Ireland and the Irish people. Captures the spirit of a nation that has strong ties to history and a shared identity while struggling with the inevitable changes that come with changing populations and culture. Funny, ridiculous, and touching.


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