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Round Ireland With A Fridge Round Ireland With A Fridge

Whilst in Ireland for an International Song Competition, Tony Hawks was amazed to see a hitch-hiker, trying to thumb a lift, but with a fridge. This seemed amazingly optimistic - his Irish friends, however, thought nothing of it at all. "I had clearly arrived in a country", writes Tony... more...

Playing the Moldovans at Tennis Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

September 1997. Tony Hawks and Arthur Smith are watching the football round at Tony's house. England are playing Moldova in the World Cup qualifiers and winning easily. The conversation, oddly, turns to tennis, which Arthur has always asserted is a 'crap game', especially after Tony beat him at i... more...

One Hit Wonderland One Hit Wonderland

"A smashing book" - Norman Wisdom Rewind to 1988. Britain is in the grip of a phenomenon. Radios across the land blast out a new sound. The song is 'Stutter Rap'. The group - Morris Minor and the Majors. The man behind it - Tony Hawks. Fast forward to the 21st century a... more...

A Piano In The Pyrenees A Piano In The Pyrenees

‘If you had to pick two things you wanted – if you had to – what would you pick?’ I hesitated. This was a bigger question than usually got asked at these post-match debriefs. ‘I suppose the honest answer would be,’ I said, still accessing the las... more...

The Weekenders The Weekenders

What would happen if you took some of Britain's best writing talent, put them on a plane and flew them to one of the most extraordinary and inaccessible places on the planet? What would happen if you took Irvine Welsh from the streets of Edinburgh and showed him a remote, dangerous village in Afr... more...