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Frost On My Moustache

The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer

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Frost On My Moustache by Tim Moore
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Inspired by the swashbuckling travelogues of Victorian diplomat Lord Dufferin, frail surburbanite Tim Moore sets out to prove his physical and spiritual worth before his sceptical Nordic in-laws by retracing Dufferin's epic voyage to Iceland and Spitzbergen. Dufferin's battles with icebergs, polar bears and the deep potations of hospitable Norsemen is a tale of derring-do; Moore's struggle against seasickness, vertigo and over-priced groceries is all too plainly one of derring-don't. As his bid to emulate the Empire tradition of fearless pluck in the face of adversity crumbles before haughty Icelandic skippers, a convoy of Norwegian Vikings and Spitzbergen's Soviet ghost towns, he finds himself transferring his affections to Dufferin's valet Wilson, a man so profoundly gloomy that "he was seen to smile but once, when told that his colleague, the steward, had been almost thrown overboard". As Moore says, "Dufferin seems the personification of Kipling's ""If"". I'm more of a ""But..."" man myself." The volume is the wretched apologia of a big earl's blouse.

Author Biography

Failed dandy Tim Moore lives in West London with his wife and slightly too many children. His writing has appeared in several publications including the SUNDAY TIMES, the INDEPENDENT, the OBSERVER, ESQUIRE and the EVENING STANDARD.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Abacus
Pages
288
Dimensions
201x129x18
ISBN-13
9780349111407
Product ID
1696030

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