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Take A Girl Like Me By Diana Melly

Take A Girl Like Me
by Diana Melly

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Brutally honest, hilariously candid, Diana Melly tells the extraordinary story of a turbulent marriage, of the uncharted trajectory of a woman's life from the fifties to the new century - by way of a glitteringly seductive crowd that includes Bruce Chatwin, Jean Rhys, Sonia Orwell, Kenneth Tynan, Jonathan Miller and a host of other luminaries.
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Take A Girl Like Me Summary


Take A Girl Like Me: Life With George by Diana Melly

Once there was a girl, pretty and smart and sexy. By her mid-twenties, she'd acquired two husbands and two children, and life wasn't going to plan... Then she met a man. Outrageous, brilliant, impossible, charismatic and kind, he was irresistible. Sex, drugs and jazz were a heady combination for the girl from Essex. Suddenly it was the swinging sixties and she was juggling babies with one hand and popping pills with the other. When George Melly wasn't in jazz clubs, he was fishing - and not just for fish. Brutally honest, hilariously candid, Diana Melly tells the extraordinary story of a turbulent marriage, of the uncharted trajectory of a woman's life from the fifties to the new century - by way of a glitteringly seductive crowd that includes Bruce Chatwin, Jean Rhys, Sonia Orwell, Kenneth Tynan, Jonathan Miller and a host of other luminaries. Written with a unique and clear-eyed self-effacement, here is an addictive, exceptional memoir, glowing with life and love, that breaks your heart, but makes you glad to be alive.

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Take A Girl Like Me Reviews


"Hers is an extraordinary story, exceptionally well told" -- Lilian Pizzichini * Independent on Sunday *
"In the course of an unstructured life, her compassionate nature matures and endures, to the benefit of a great many people" -- Joan Bakewell * New Statesman *
"Her life makes a wonderful read" -- Caroline Gascoigne * Sunday Times *
"It is surely rare to find a book that describes a marriage with such breathtaking intimacy as Diana Melly does in her autobiography, Take a Girl Like Me" -- Nicholas Haslam * Spectator *
"Diana Melly writes with a kind of stoned simplicity that is very effective, telling her often harrowing tale in a bleak and candid manner that carried great conviction" * Sunday Telegraph *

About Diana Melly


Diana Melly has been a nightclub hostess, model, novelist, mini-cab driver, wife, mother and grandmother. She was married to George Melly from 1963 until his death in 2007.

Additional information

GOR002663187
Take A Girl Like Me: Life With George by Diana Melly
Diana Melly
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2006-07-06
288
0099490552
9780099490555
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.