Fibber in the Heat
Miles Jupp

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Narrated By: Miles Jupp

Duration: 8 hours and 10 minutes

What to expect

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. Amazing!

But struggling in the heat under the burden of his own fibs, reality soon catches up with Miles as - like a cricket-obsessed Boot from Evelyn Waugh's Scoop - 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.

Genre

Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Humour, Travel writing, Individual actors & performers, Cricket

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Delightful and full of selfmockery

Mail on Sunday

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

Guardian

It'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

Crisply funny... Jupp is a genteel treat