At My Mother's Knee...: and other low joints

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Random House, Oct 27, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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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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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

This is my top surprisingly good read of the year. I was expecting some dire self-promotion but what I got was well written, consistently interesting, with clearly realised scenes. I liked it's ... Read full review

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User Review  - nenathaibezel - LibraryThing

Paul is bringing back many childhood memories for me, a lot of the characters and phrases are very familiar. Scousers are a big part of North Wales, as many families from Liverpool would holiday on ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
9
Section 3
29
Section 4
57
Section 5
75
Section 6
95
Section 7
117
Section 8
117
Section 14
237
Section 15
255
Section 16
279
Section 17
279
Section 18
279
Section 19
280
Section 20
309
Section 21
336

Section 9
117
Section 10
149
Section 11
171
Section 12
197
Section 13
222
Section 22
369
Section 23
392
Section 24
430
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About the author (2008)

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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