The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands (Paperback)Harry Pearson (author)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Absolutely splendid ... full of wonderful things. -- Rhod Sharp * BBC Radio 5 Live *
Harry Pearson's class and wit were the reason I wanted to start writing in the first place. To read his words on cycling and Flanders, two of the best things in the world, is a joy. -- Ned Boulting
Entertaining -- Richard Williams * The Guardian *
The ever amiable Harry Pearson invites us to accompany him on a tour of Flanders ... [the cyclists' stories] illuminate the landscape and history of this little understood pocket of Europe. * Guardian Books of the Year *
A witty, engaging guide to the spring bike races in Flanders ... [Pearson] covers a lot of quirky historical ground in his "bone-shaking tour". * Telegraph Books of the Year *
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