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 diarrhea 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.
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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.Review:
"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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Book Description Ebury Press, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91943124