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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409079712
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Nul Points

A hilariously funny book about the Eurovision Song Contest.

The spangled insanity, the stubborn reinforcement of crude national stereotypes, the scoreboard shamelessly corrupted by cross-border friendship and hatred... throughout those long post-ABBA decades, the Eurovision Song Contest has been drawing 450 million of us to the sofa for all the wrong reasons. And the most gloriously wrong of all: our enduring fascination with the unfortunates left to wander the desolate summit of Mount Fiasco without a point to their names.

From Lisbon to Liverpool, from the Black Sea to the Baltic, Tim Moore travels the continent to track down the thirteen Eurominstrels who suffered the entertainment world's prime humiliation.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409079712
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Tim Moore

Tim Moore’s writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, the Sunday Times and Esquire. He is the author of Gironimo!,French Revolutions, Do Not Pass Go, Spanish Steps,Nul Points,I Believe In Yesterday and You Are Awful (But I Like You). He lives in London.

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Praise for Nul Points

The world's funniest travel writer turns his pen to the Eurovision Song Contest

Observer Music Monthly

We love travel humourist Tim Moore's take on the Eurovision ultra-losers

Sunday Times

It makes for a diverting trip and Moore's glib, easily digested comic style is well suited to these tales of defiance and depression and pride curdled with paranoia


He can't help writing amusingly: it's in his DNA... a sometimes blisteringly funny account of surprisingly sad lives

Marcus Berkmann, Sunday Telegraph

It's inevitably Tim Moore's pseudo-forensic take on the whole madness which makes it so much fun

Ric Cooper, Daily Mail

There is something engaging and even informative in the book's portrait of the less glamorous side of Europe's pop musical industries

Irish Times

Hums and strums along genially, with a generous and unkitsch affection

Steven Poole, Guardian

Moore is a talented and very funny writer

Daily Telegraph

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