The Devil Rides Out

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Random House, Sep 16, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages

Birkenhead, 1973. The eighteen-year-old Paul O'Grady gets ready for a big Saturday night out on the town. New white T-shirt, freshly ironed jeans, looking good. As he bids farewell to his mum, who's on the phone to his auntie, and wanders off down the street in a cloud of aftershave, he hears her familiar cry: 'Oh, the devil rides out tonight, Annie. The devil rides out!'

The further adventures of Paul O'Grady - following on from the million-copy-selling At My Mother's Knee - are, if anything, even more hilarious and outrageous than what has come before.To say that The Devil Rides Out is action-packed is an understatement. Its extraordinary cast of characters includes lords and ladies, the legendary Vera, a serial killer, more prostitutes than you can shake a stick at and drag queens of every shape and size. Wickedly funny, often moving, and searingly honest, Paul's tales of the unexpected will make your jaw drop and your hair stand on end. And you'll laugh like a drain. The Devil Rides Out is one hell of a read!

 

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

This is nearly as good as the 1st volume. Many funny moments (the colostomy bag episode in particular) but some darker, and no less interesting too, like the paedophilia & the ageing stripper. Read full review

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User Review  - mazda502001 - LibraryThing

Loved this second part of Paul's autobiography. Just as funny as the first book. Can't wait for the third instalment. Back Cover Blurb: The further adventures of Paul O'Grady - following on from the ... Read full review

Contents

Wine Lodges and Babies
39
In Which Im Introduced to the Finer
71
The Abattoir
100
The Conny Home
119
London Calling
157
Littlehampton
170
Crouch
193
Wedding Bells
221
On the Bash
243
A Savage Debut
269
Invading Poland
298
Manila
312
The Glamazons
363
A Short Glossary of Polari Terms
421
221
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About the author (2010)

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 (reportedly). Paul, of course, went on to further success presenting his chat shows on Channel 4 and ITV, For the Love of Dogs and Animal Orphans on ITV, and his weekly show on BBC Radio 2, inter alia. His four volumes of autobiography - At My Mother's Knee, The Devil Rides Out, Still Standing and Open the Cage, Murphy - were all Sunday Times bestsellers.

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