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Moore, Tim 1964-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 157 publications in 4 languages and 5,322 library holdings
Genres: Travel writing  Humor  History  Autobiographies  Biography  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1046.F8, 796.620945
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Nul points by Tim Moore( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty years after Jetty Paerl took to the Lugano stage and burst into 'The Birds of Holland', the Eurovision Song Contest is still luring 450 million of us to the sofa on that special Saturday night in May. But where once we settled down to admire the 'top-quality original songwriting' that the contest was inaugurated to showcase, throughout the long post-ABBA decades Eurovision has come to entertain us for all the wrong reasons: we chortle at its magnificent foolishness, its stubborn reinforcement of the crudest national stereotypes, at a scoreboard shamelessly corrupted by cross-border friendship and hatred. And as post-modern connoisseurs of showbiz meltdown, our focus has shifted from the blandly competent winners to the spangled, hapless, table-propping losers, those left to wander the lonely, windswept summit of Mount Fiasco. The gold standard of farcical failure, the benchmark of badness, to score nul points is to suffer international ignominy and find sympathetic understanding replaced by brutal guffaws. Remorseful of his own longstanding contributions to the latter chorus, yet darkly fascinated with those lives shadowed by the entertainment world's most grandiose humiliation, Tim Moore sets off to track down the thirteen Eurominstrels who have come and gone without troubling the scorers since Norway's Jahn Teigen twanged his silver braces and leapt splay-legged off the Palais des Congres stage in 1978. From Lisbon to Lithuania, from the Black Sea to the Baltic, Moore travels the continent to hear their extraordinary stories - 'poignant, ludicrous and heartwarming in almost equal measure' - recounting as he does so the no less improbable history of Eurovision itself, a towering cathedral of cheese that can nonetheless claim responsibility for keeping Norway out of the EU and catalysing the overthrow of a Portuguese dictatorship." --Publisher description
Highway to Hull : travels through unloved Britain by Tim Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French revolutions : cycling the Tour de France by Tim Moore( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battling it out with the old men on butchers' bikes across the plains of Aquitaine and pursued by cattle over Europe's second highest road, Moore soon finds himself resorting to narcotic assistance, systematic overeating, and waxed legs before summoning a support vehicle staffed by cruelly sceptical family and friends
Continental drifter by Tim Moore( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1608, court jester Thomas Coryate set off from Britain on a journey around Europe which became known as The Grand Tour, a vital part of the education for young 18th-century aristocrats. Some 400 years later, Tim Moore dons a purple velvet suit and drives a clapped-out old Rolls-Royce through Europe following this renowned route in a hilarious parody of old-time style
I believe in yesterday by Tim Moore( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1989 Tim Moore moved into the last house in Chiswick with an outside toilet. Intrigued by a subsequent encounter with an elderly former resident, and shamed to confess the phobic haste with which he demolished this facility, he finds himself inspired to travel back to the land before now, experiencing the horny-handed hardships and homespun pleasures enjoyed and endured by Moores gone by." "
Umpteen moons by Kid Kazooey( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high energy, fun loving recording that will wake up the sleepiest of kids! It is literate, funny, and musical and celebrates libraries and librarians, dragons and knights, the moon and mars!
My adventures in living history by Tim Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An odyssey through 2,000 years of filth and fury, where men were men, the nights were black, the world was your outside toilet and everything tasted faintly of leeks
IJspegels aan mijn snor : Arctische omzwervingen van een Lord en een lanterfant by Tim Moore( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisverslag van een expeditie naar het Arctisch gebied. De auteur vergelijkt zijn reis met die van Lord Dufferin, een vooraanstaand avonturier uit het Victoriaanse Engeland
Gironimo! : riding the very terrible 1914 tour of Italy by Tim Moore( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1914 Giro d'Italia was the most difficult bike race in history; eighty-one riders started and only eight finished. Now Tim Moore is going to attempt it himself, and he's committed to total authenticity. Twelve years after Tim Moore toiled around the route of the Tour de France, he senses his achievement being undermined by the truth about "Horrid Lance." His rash response is to take on a fearsome challenge from an age of untarnished heroes: the notorious 1914 Giro d'Italia. History's most appalling bike race was an ordeal of 400-kilometer stages filled with cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor--and it was all on a diet of raw eggs and red wine. Of the eighty-one riders who rolled out of Milan, only eight made it back. To truly capture the essence of what these riders endured a century ago, Tim acquires the ruined husk of a gearless, wooden-wheeled 1914 road bike, some maps, and an alarming period outfit topped off with a pair of blue-lensed welding goggles. As Moore rides up and over the Alps and then down to the Adriatic (with only wine corks for brakes), Gironimo! is an adventure that is by turns bold, beautiful, and madly inspiring
Due baffi sottozero : avventura nell'Artico by Tim Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franse omwentelingen : een ongetrainde Engelsman fietst de Tour de France by Tim Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You are awful (but I like you) : travels through unloved Britain by Tim Moore( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following an itinerary drawn up from surveys, and polls, the author goes to places that nobody wants to go to - the bleakest towns, the shonkiest hotels, and the scariest pubs. This book is about his journey through deep-fried, brownfield, poundshop Britain, a crash course in urban blight, deranged civic planning and commercial eccentricity
The grand tour : the European adventure of a continental drifter by Tim Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Dutch and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De auteur treedt in de voetsporen van Thomas Coryate, de 17e eeuwse bedenker van de Grand Tour, en doet zijn reis van destijds door Frankrijk, Italië, Zwitserland, Duitsland en Nederland over
French revolutions : [cycling the Tour de France] by Tim Moore( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seduced by the speed and glamour of the biggest annual sporting event in the world, Tim Moore, the ultimate amateur, attempts to complete all 3630 kilometres of the 2000 Tour de France in the weeks before the professionals set off
Spanish steps : travels with my donkey by Tim Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Moore købte et æsel og vandrede sammen med det gennem det nordlige Spanien til Santiago de Compostela
Gironimo! by Tim Moore( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frost on my moustache : the Arctic exploits of a lord and a loafer by Tim Moore( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Zwei Esel auf dem Jakobsweg : wie ein Engländer sein Herz an Spanien verlor by Tim Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do not pass 'go' : from the Old Kent Road to Mayfair by Tim Moore( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A book that tells the story of London since the thirties through the 28 streets, stations and utililties of the Monopoly board. In the wonderful world of Monopoly it still only cost -50 to buy a house in Islington, you can move around London with the shake of a dice and even park your car for free. In Do Not Pass Go Tim Moore, belying his reputation as a player who always paid that -10 fine rather than take a Chance, fearlessly tackles the real thing and along the way tells the story of a game and the city that frames it. Sampling the rags and the riches he stays in a hotel in Mayfair and one in the Old Kent Road, enjoys quality time with Dr Crippen in Pentonville Prison and even winds up at the wrong end of the Water Works pipe. And, solving all the mysteries you'll have pondered whilst languishing in jail and many other you certainly wouldn't, Tim Moore reveals how Pall Mall got its name, which three addresses you won't find in your A-Z and why the sorry cul-de-sac that is Vine Street has a special place in the heart of Britain's most successful Monopoly champion. The stirring travelogue of one man's erratic progress around those 28 streets, stations and utilities, Do Not Pass Go is also an epic and lovingly researched history of London's wayward progress in the 66 years since the launch of the world's most popular board game." --Publisher description
Continental drifter : taking the low road with the first grand tourist by Tim Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Most people associate the Grand Tour with the baggy-shirted Byrons of its 19th-century heyday, but someone did it first and Thomas Coryate, author of arguably the first piece of pure travel writing, Crudities, was that man. Tim Moore retraces the Jacobean hero's footsteps - in a Rolls Royce
 
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Alternative Names
Moore, Timothy Sebastian Perris 1964-

Tim Moore British travel writer and humorist

Tim Moore (writer) Brits schrijver

Languages
English (134)

German (7)

Dutch (4)

Italian (3)

Covers
French revolutions : cycling the Tour de FranceI believe in yesterdayMy adventures in living historyThe grand tour : the European adventure of a continental drifterSpanish steps : travels with my donkeyFrost on my moustache : the Arctic exploits of a lord and a loaferDo not pass 'go' : from the Old Kent Road to Mayfair