Fibber in the Heat (Paperback)
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Fibber in the Heat (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 06/06/2013
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** Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award **

Fanatical about cricket since he was a boy, Miles Jupp would do anything to see his heroes play. But perhaps deciding to bluff his way into the press corps during England's Test series in India wasn't his best idea.

By claiming to be the cricket correspondent for BBC Scotland and getting a job with the (Welsh) Western Mail, Miles lands the press pass that will surely be the ticket to his dreams. Soon, he finds himself in cricket heaven - drinking with David Gower and Beefy, sharing bar room banter with Nasser Hussain and swapping diarrhoea stories with the Test Match Special team.

But struggling in the heat under the burden of his own fibs, reality soon catches up with Miles as he bumbles from one disaster to the next. A joyous, charming, yet cautionary tale, Fibber in the Heat is for anyone who's ever dreamt about doing nothing but watching cricket all day long.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091943134
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 239 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Crisply funny... Jupp is a genteel treat - Guardian

'[I]t's a tale of slavish fandom, the highs and lows of which are illustrated with dexterity... It's not only cricket fans and journalists who'll appreciate this yarn - it's a tale for lovers in the wider sense, and of the boundaries they'll cross - Independent

Jupp is intelligent, charismatic and one of the most established raconteurs around - Time Out

His tribute to the simple pleasures of fandom is a touching one - Guardian

A very funny book about a very silly plan - Jonathan Agnew

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“Great holiday read”

Miles Jupp brings the same level of gentle humour to his writing as his tv appearance in this book. You expect him to metaphorically fall over his feet regularly but know he will get up with a grin on his face. It... More

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Charlie1234

“Very Funny”

It helps to be a cricket fan to really enjoy this book, but if you also like travel stories, you will find this a great and humorous read.

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“Worthwhile Read”

It is not an essential requirement to be interested in the sport of cricket to appreciate this well-written book. However, being acquainted with at least a vague idea of prominent cricketing ‘names’ past and present... More

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