If somehow you didn't catch a KP interview, pop along to Cheltenham on Sunday

Just in case anyone has somehow failed to see or hear any of the Kevin Pietersen's interviews promoting his book -- or more accurately giving several former teammates and coaches a good kicking -- there is a chance to witness his anger and dismay close up when the ostracised England batsman appears at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday (October 12).

Pietersen will be talking about his colourful and controversial life and the elements of it that make up KP: The Autobiography in the company of his ghostwriter, the Sunday Times journalist David Walsh, in The Times Forum marquee in Montpellier Gardens.

The event begins at 7.30pm and is due to last an hour and a quarter.  Tickets are available from the Festival's own website, priced at £16.

Incidentally, setting aside the nature of the content, which will appeal to Pietersen's supporters and confirm to his detractors why they loathe him, the book is superbly written by Walsh, whose style perfectly captures Pietersen's mood and voice.

Walsh is best known for his work in cycling, notably his brilliant book, Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong.

KP: The Autobiography is available to purchase tomorrow (Thursday).

Walsh is also on the Festival bill this evening (Wednesday October 8, 6.15pm), chairing an appearance by the former England footballer Sol Campbell, another troubled sporting maverick, who will be joined by his biographer, Simon Astaire, to talk about his life story as told in Sol Campbell: The Authorised Biography, published earlier this year.

Buy KP: The Autobiography from Amazon, Waterstones or WHSmith

Buy Sol Campbell: The Authorised Biography from Amazon, Waterstones or WHSmith.



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