Absolutely Huge

Luke Upton

A hilarious spoof biography of fictional Welsh rugby player Gethin `Huge' Hughes, charting the highs and lows of his career on and off the pitch; affectionately sending up Welsh rugby culture and the media hype which surrounds it.
Date Published :
April 2019
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781912631018
Pages : 176
Stock Status : In stock
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$18.00

Overview
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This hilarious spoof biography of fictional Welsh rugby player Gethin `Huge' Hughes charts the highs and lows of his remarkable and controversial career both on and off the pitch, affectionately sending up Welsh rugby, culture and the media hype that surrounds it. After a stunning international debut and glory for club and country, by the age of 20 Huge is the biggest star in Welsh rugby. He's dating pop star Heledd Harte, the `nation's sweetheart', and after one particularly heroic moment at Twickenham is voted Second Best Welshman Ever. But the good times don't last. He causes a diplomatic row on a Lions tour, makes some calamitous product endorsements, suffers World Cup heartbreak, and is voted the Second Worst Welshman Ever. Things don't improve after early retirement at 23. A disastrous reality TV appearance is followed by a brush with death on Mount Snowdon, entanglement in a political scandal and a very public break-up with Heledd. On the eve of his playing comeback, and for the first time, the full extraordinary story of his years in the spotlight and what happened afterwards will finally be told!

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