Frost on My Moustache: Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer Book

The Lord of Frost on my Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and Loafer is Victorian diplomat, Marquess Dufferin, who sailed his private yacht to Iceland and the Arctic Circle and back in 1856. The Loafer is Tim Moore, a London journalist who decides to follow in the great man's footsteps. "Dufferin seems the personification of Kipling's If,observes Moore; "I'm more of a 'But...' man myself." The resulting book brilliantly contrasts the derring-do of Dufferin's heroic gentleman-adventurer exploits (icebergs, polar bears and so on) with the derring-don't of Moore, who gets sea-sick, saddle-sore and twists his ankle. Moore has a great sense for timing a punch-line; this is some of the best comic travel writing since Bill Bryson or maybe even Jerome K. Jerome. For example, he turns suffering seasickness on a boat to Iceland into a laugh-out-loud, gut-pummelling episode. In this reviewer's opinion, Frost on my Moustache is sure to become a comic classic. --Adam RobertsRead More

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    The 'laugh out loud helplessly in public, like an escaped psychopath' (OBSERVER) travelogue and rehabilitation of a Victorian hero - Lord Dufferin

  • 0349111405
  • 9780349111407
  • Tim Moore
  • 6 January 2000
  • Abacus
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 288
  • New edition

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