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Penguins Stopped Play

(2006)
Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
A non fiction book by

 
 
'Completely brilliant' Ian Hislop

It seemed a simple enough idea at the outset: to assemble a team of eleven men to play cricket on each of the seven continents of the globe. Except - hold on a minute - that's not a simple idea at all. And when you throw in incompetent airline officials, amorous Argentine Colonels' wives, cunning Bajan drug dealers, gay Australian waiters, overzealous American anti-terrorist police, idiot Welshmen dressed as Santa Claus, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and whole armies of pitch-invading Antarctic penguins, you quickly arrive at a whole lot more than you bargained for.

Harry Thompson's hilarious book tells the story of one of those great idiotic enterprises that only an Englishman could have dreamed up, and only a bunch of Englishmen could possibly have wished to carry out.


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Hardback Editions

April 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: Penguins Stopped Play - Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 1-4056-1636-9 / 978-1-4056-1636-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-7195-6345-3 / 978-0-7195-6345-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-7195-6346-1 / 978-0-7195-6346-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-7195-6347-X / 978-0-7195-6347-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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Audio Editions

August 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 1-4055-0741-1 / 978-1-4055-0741-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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May 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
Publisher: John Murray
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May 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
Publisher: John Murray
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January 2007 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-7531-3691-0 / 978-0-7531-3691-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-7531-2658-3 / 978-0-7531-2658-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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January 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
ISBN: 0-7195-6354-2 / 978-0-7195-6354-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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January 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take On the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2007 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven village cricketers take on the world
Author(s): Harry Thompson
Publisher: John Murray
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April 2007 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World
Author(s): Harry Thompson
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon CA