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Frost on My Moustache
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Guided by the fastidious journals of an eminent Victorian adventurer by the name of Lord Dufferin, Time Moore sets off to prove his mettle in the most stunningly inhospitable place on Earth-the Arctic. Armed only with his searing wit, wicked humor, and seasickness pills, our pale suburbanite-wracked by second thoughts of tactical retreat-confronts mind-numbing cold, blood-thirsty polar bears, a convoy of born-again Vikings, and, perhaps most chilling of all, herring porridge. When he is not humiliating himself through displays of ignorance and incompetence, Moore casts a sharp eye on the local flora and fauna, immersing readers in the splendors and wonders of this treacherously beautiful region.A deliciously and inexhaustibly funny book, "Frost on My Moustache" deserves to be placed alongside those by Evelyn Waugh, Eric Newby, and Bill Bryson.
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Tim Moore's writing has appeared in the The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Observer, and The Evening Standard. He lives in West London.

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When Moore, a writer for British Esquire, found a copy of Letters from High Latitudes (1856), Lord Dufferin's detailed, best-selling, 19th-century travel memoir of a trip to and from Iceland (on wooden schooner, horseback, and ship), he was so intrigued that he decided to retrace the journey. Instead of a schooner, Moore opted to take a freighter; instead of horseback, he road across Iceland on a mountain bike. Later, he joined a small-boat convoy that sailed from Norway back to Iceland. For the rest of the trip, he took commercial ferries. Moore is a talented writer with a keen wit and sarcastic sense of humor that is sometimes difficult to decipher amid all the contemporary British slang and allusions. There's also an introspective and dark edge to his humor not unlike Gregory Janes's in Come Hell or High Water (LJ 10/1/97). The result is an interesting travel diary--though still not as engaging as Dufferin's classic out-of-print work. For all public libraries.--John Kenny, San Francisco P.L. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

"A very funny book that is also first-class travel writing." --Nina King, The Washington Post Book World "Descriptions of humiliation and hardship are what make any piece of travel writing really sing...And no one suffers more that the curmudgeonly, out-of-shape-and-proud-of-it British journalist Tim Moore." --The New York Times Book Review "Equal parts Bill Bryson and Evelyn Waugh." --Christian Science Monitor "It takes talent to 'whinge' this entertainingly about the miseries of travel. Moore has what it takes." --The Seattle Times A very funny book that is also first-class travel writing. "Nina King, The Washington Post Book World" Descriptions of humiliation and hardship are what make any piece of travel writing really sing...And no one suffers more that the curmudgeonly, out-of-shape-and-proud-of-it British journalist Tim Moore. "The New York Times Book Review" Equal parts Bill Bryson and Evelyn Waugh. "Christian Science Monitor" It takes talent to 'whinge' this entertainingly about the miseries of travel. Moore has what it takes. "The Seattle Times"" "A very funny book that is also first-class travel writing." --"Nina King, The Washington Post Book World" "Descriptions of humiliation and hardship are what make any piece of travel writing really sing...And no one suffers more that the curmudgeonly, out-of-shape-and-proud-of-it British journalist Tim Moore." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Equal parts Bill Bryson and Evelyn Waugh." --"Christian Science Monitor" "It takes talent to 'whinge' this entertainingly about the miseries of travel. Moore has what it takes." --"The Seattle Times"

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