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At My Mother's Knee ... and Other Low Joints by Paul O'Grady
  

At My Mother's Knee ... and Other Low Joints

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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.

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‘Paul O’Grady is a born storyteller who is every bit as engaging on the page as he is on television, on stage and in person. At My Mother’s Knee paints a picture of his childhood so vivid that I feel as though I lived through it with him. And it’s a memoir that feels like it needed to be written, a story that genuinely deserves to be told.’ Doug Young, Publishing Director at Transworld

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At My Mother's Knee ... and Other Low Joints by Paul O'Grady

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...


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One of the most brilliantly observed testimonies to working-class life I've ever read -- Sue Carroll * Mirror * Funny, well observed and recognisably human. Soon you start to wonder why all celebrity autobiographies can't be like this * Private Eye * Among the three-for-two slew of sleb lit heaped on the tables of the nation's major bookshops... At My Mother's Knee distinguishes itself on every level -- Carol Ann Duffy * Observer * Paul speaks with warmth and hilarity about a childhood filled with poverty. Hugely interesting and entertaining * Heat * While most celeb memoirs are as memorable as an air kiss, O'Grady's is a proper snog * Scotsman * Warmly funny, dry and mischievous... Genuine - and brilliant * Daily Mail *


About the Author

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.

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Publication date

4th June 2009

Author

Paul O'Grady

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Publisher

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Autobiography: arts & entertainment
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ISBN

9780553819489

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