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Up In Smoke: Stories From a Life on Fire (Paperback)

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'A hilarious insight into the everyday heroics of firefighter who put their lives on the line for us all'
Russell Brand


Leigh Hosy-Pickett has seen it all in his twenty-five years as a firefighter. He's battled infernos and pulled people from the wreckage of twisted metal but the closest he ever came to death was at the hands of a confused hen do. Now he's here to tell us the funniest, most eye-opening and moving stories from a life lived amongst the smoke.

From blazes involving sex toys, to navigating cannabis farm security measures, this brilliantly warm and entertaining book by a third-generation firefighter is a celebration of the everyday heroism of our Fire Service. But it is also a clear-eyed and honest record of the many sacrifices made in the line of duty and the consequences of that heroism.

'A likeable and illuminating account... one that will leave readers admiring of firefighters' skill and grit' TLS

About the Author

Leigh Hosy-Pickett is a third-generation fire fighter who has worked in the fire service for more than twenty-five years. Up In Smoke is his first book, and you can find him on Twitter @Hosy_Pickett.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781409198871
ISBN-10: 1409198871
Publisher: Trapeze
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English