Paul O’Grady is one of the nations favourite entertainers and this memoir of his early years certainly shows us where he developed his humour and charm. Packed with great stories from his childhood and about the mother he loved so dearly this is a joy to read from beginning to end. Anyone who reads this is going to be on tenterhooks for what will hopefully be a second instalment on his later years.
Paul O’Grady is one of Britain’s very best loved entertainers. He is known and adored by millions, whether as the creator of the acid-tongued Blonde Bombsite, Lily Savage, or the presenter of the fantastically successful, award-winning Paul O’Grady Show on Channel 4.
Now, in his own unique voice, Paul O’Grady tells story of his early life in Irish Catholic Birkenhead that started him on the long and winding road from mischievous altar boy to national treasure. It is a brilliantly evoked, hilarious and often moving tale of gossip in the back yard, bragging in the corner shop and slanging matches on the front doorstep, populated by larger-than-life characters with hearts of gold and tongues as sharp as razors.
At My Mother’s Knee features an unforgettable cast of rogues, rascals, lovers, fighters, saints and sinners - and one iconic bus conductress. It’s a book which really does have something for everyone and which reminds us that, when all’s said and done, there’s a bit of savage in all of us…
'Paul speaks with warmth and hilarity about a childhood filled with poverty, and reveals a cast of charactecters with whom he could have created an entire comedy series. Hugely interesting and entertaining.' Jo Hoare, Heat Magazine
Publication date: 24/09/2008
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||24th September 2008|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
Paul O'Grady first came to fame in the guise of Lily Savage, and was nominated for a Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1991. Lily later became a regular on This Morning, took over the bed on The Big Breakfast and presented Blankety Blank, but has now retired. Paul, of course, currently presents The New Paul O’Grady Show on Channel 4.More About Paul O'Grady