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Racing Pigs and Giant Marrows
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Following his book about football in the north-east,"The Far Corner", Harry Pearson vowed that his next project would not involve hanging around outdoors on days so cold that itinerant dogs had to be detached from lamp-posts by firemen. It would be about the summer: specifically, about a summer of shows and fairs in the north of England. Encompassing such diverse talents as fell-running, tupperware-boxing and rabbit fancying (literally), and containing many more jokes about goats than is legal in the Isle of Man, "Racing Pigs and Giant Marrows" must be the only book in existence to explain the design faults of earwigs and expose English farmers' fondness for transvestism.
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* In Harry's second book he introduces us to the novelties which abound in our North Country Fairs, from fell Running to Rabbit Fancying.

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Harry Pearson is a journalist and writer who contributes regularly to the GUARDIAN, WHEN SATURDAY COMES and a number of those men's magazines with women in bras on the cover. His first book, THE FAR CORNER, was runner up for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

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'Pearson is funnier than Bill Bryson ... a prize onion of a tome that'll leave you streaming at the eyes with merriment' INDEPENDENT 'Just as much of a hoot [as THE FAR CORNER]. The title explains his remit, but can't do justice to his one-liners and digressions' MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

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