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  • Published: 26 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448147106
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Fibber in the Heat




Cricket obsessive Miles Jupp hatches an ill-conceived plan to join the England cricket team in India

** 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.

  • Published: 26 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448147106
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Miles Jupp

Miles Jupp is an actor, comedian and writer. He started performing stand-up in 2000, and the following year won both So You Think You're Funny and The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. He was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer award for his debut Edinburgh solo show Gentlemen Prefer Brogues. He contributes to a number of Radio 4 shows as well as his own series for the station Miles Jupp's Real World (with Frankie Boyle). His TV credits include The Thick Of It,Gary: Tank Commander and Rev. His film work includes Made In Dagenham, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix and Sherlock Holmes. He is known to younger fans as Archie the Inventor in the children's series Balamory. His show Fibber in the Heat was one of the big successes of the Edinburgh festival in 2010.

Praise for Fibber in the Heat

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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