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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 15 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 10 May 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00821OOS8
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Fibber in the Heat: Following England in India - A Blagger's Tale Audio Download – Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
Great stuff and I thoroughly recommend it to cricket fans and cricket casual acquaintances alike!
Having tired of the rock and roll lifestyle that children's TV offered he decides to follow his passion and become a cricket journalist.
To his credit he gets considerably further than most of us would, managing to blag his way into the inner sanctum of the press box for England's Test Tour of India.
He does this with a mix of charm, wit and the occasional bare faced lie. To the envy of every cricket fan he also gets to socialise with such cricket heroes as David Gower, Aggers and even Botham himself. Eventually the effort of his fibbing catches up with him as he wilts in the Indian heat but you have to give him credit as he tackles Indian bureaucrats, armed guards and..er..diarrhoea, coming out if not exactly smiling, certainly with a tale to tell.
If you are a cricket fan then this book has more than enough to keep you reading. Where else would you find out what Geoffrey Boycot wears under his nightshirt? Where else would you find out that Ian Botham introduces himself as Beef? (Is it me, or is that a bit odd?)
Even if you aren't particularly passionate about cricket this is still an entertaining book, part travelogue, part comedy, at times descending into farce, Mles Jupp has a comic touch and, I have to say, balls of steel. Excellent.
Cricket fans may be intrigued to discover which cricket journalists were friendly towards a newbie on tour and which were beastly to him (the beastly ones are anonymised but I reckon I identified a couple of them). Sadly missing is anything about which journalists rumbled Miles's masquerade. It would have made an entertaining epilogue.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a fellow cricket fan I found this an genuinely fascinating read. You often wonder what the life of a cricket journalist would be like - Jupp lifts the lid on life on tour and is... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Ben
Most entertaining tale of Jupp posing as a journalist. Great insight into the work of the press corps, the chaos and bureaucracy of an India tour. Read morePublished 3 months ago by aphall
Hilarious, this was recommended and come a close'ish second to Fatty Batter, the funniest cricket related book ever.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I picked this book as I am a great fan of Miles Jupp with his sense of humour, love the In and out of the kitchen series. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tone the Cone
It's a great concept but loses it's way a little towards the end. A good read though and hats off to Miles for his audacity.Published 13 months ago by All at sea
Because I'm mentioned in this book.. And because it was deadpan it's a fantastic read.. FYI we knew you weren't from the press.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer