Description - Heartfelt by Aidan Smith
Wrong. What if you were to change sides, sleep with the enemy, sup Bovril from the devil's cup? A lifelong Hibs fan takes on the challenge that TV's Faking It and Wifeswap were too scared to even contemplate - he tries to follow hated Edinburgh rivals Hearts for an entire season. Of course, he would have to pick one of the bleakest seasons in which to become a 'Jambo'. Hearts lose their manager and their best players ...their stadium and their very reason for being could be next. Meanwhile, across the city, he's missing Hibs playing their best football for more than 30 years and threatening to do something never achieved since Buffalo Bill was still alive ...win the Scottish Cup. Convinced that Hibs are from Mars and Hearts are from Uranus, the author embarks on the seemingly straightforward task of proving that Hibs are superior in every department - passing game, pies, the lot. He studies Jambo culture in all its forms, for Hearts fans dress differently and the world as viewed through maroon-tinted spectacles is not the one he knows.
And then, as his old friends desert him and he gains new ones, as his adopted team start to play a bit, Dr Hibby starts to experience difficulty in turning back from Mr Jambo. Why isn't the green potion working anymore? ...
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(215mm x 138mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Aidan Smith
Aidan Smith has lived in Edinburgh all his life. He chose Hibs over Hearts as a boy because the route to the latter's ground was across a building site and he used to hate getting mud on his bell-bottoms. A journalist since leaving school, he even surprises himself at how many times he can contrive a mention of Hibs in serious-minded articles about really important stuff. He lives his life by a simple code - 7-0, 7-0, in celebration of the most famous Hibs victory over Hearts there's ever been - and he's just become terribly aware that his bank account, his computer, his mobile phone, etc are now easy prey for hackers...