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The Uke of Wallington: One Man and his Ukulele round Britain

The Uke of Wallington: One Man and his Ukulele round Britain - Mark Wallington First heard this on Radio 4 as Book of the Week, which is why i wanted to read it.Mark Wallington, at an age that most would be considering retirement, decides that now the children have left home he needs to realise his musical ambitions. With the slight handicap of a lack of musical talent...So after choosing his instrument, the ukulele, he sets off on a one man, un-promoted tour of the UK on the open mic circuit of pubs and clubs. He travels from a pub in Brighton all over the UK, eventually ending up at a pre-arrangeed gig at a hotel in Cape Wrath.Along the way he travels via foot and train, suffers the last of the dreadful B&B landladies and is crowned Uke of Edinburgh at the festival.Great book. Some laugh out loud moments.

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