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The Red Eye

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For any normal individual, a round the world trip of a lifetime would mean abandoning all thoughts
of everyday life and embracing a jet-set lifestyle. Not so David Blatt. While his long-suffering wife
Hélène embarked upon a 90,000 mile global odyssey with thoughts of ticking off as many of the
world's wonders as possible, David felt the magnetic pull of the other love of his life, Manchester
United, and the prospect of a whole year without watching Eric's Disciples on Earth.
As David proves in The Red Eye, it is now possible to watch the world's most famous club from almost any part of the globe, with the honorable exception of the Galapagos Islands. From India to Brazil via most points in between, he catches The Reds on dodgy internet streams, at the back of beachside cafes, in restaurants, Aussie pubs and overcrowded hostel reception areas, while Hélène plans the next day's breathtaking trip to the likes of the Taj Mahal or Machu Picchu.
What emerges is a sharply humorous and insightful account of a trip across four continents
with the protagonists often at odds over the purpose of the day: Magnifi cent Utopia or Manchester United... No contest!

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