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Unreliable Memoirs By Clive James

Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James

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Summary

A hilarious and touching introduction to the story of a national treasure.

Unreliable Memoirs Summary

Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James

With an introduction by P. J. O'Rourke.

'Do not read this book in public. You will risk severe internal injuries from trying to suppress your laughter.' - Sunday Times.

I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second World War, but for the moment that did not affect me.

In the first instalment of Clive James's memoirs we follow the young Clive on his journey from boyhood to the cusp of manhood, when his days of wearing short trousers are finally behind him. Battling with school, girls, various relatives and an overwhelming desire to be a superhero, Clive's adventures growing up in the suburbs of post-war Sydney are hair-raising, uproarious and almost too good to be true . . .

Told with James's unassailable sense of humour and self-effacing charm, Unreliable Memoirs is a hilarious and touching introduction to the story of a national treasure. A million-copy bestseller, this classic memoir is a celebration of life in all its unpredictable glory.

Unreliable Memoirs Reviews

You can't put it down once started. Its addictive powers stun all normal, decent resistance within seconds. Not to be missed * Sunday Times *
All that really needs to be said to recommend Unreliable Memoirs is that James writes exactly as he talks, which is all his millions of fans could wish * Evening Standard *
James cannot find it within himself to write a dull paragraph * The Times *
Very, very few of us have the gift of articulacy that was bestowed on Clive James * Independent *
Of James's jokes it is hard to find anything adequate to say. They are so funny that you had better not read the book on a train, unless you are unselfconscious about shrieking and snorting in public. They are vivid, cumulative and full of surprises * Observer *
Do not read this book in public. You will risk severe internal injuries from trying to suppress your laughter. What's worse, you can't put it down once started. Its addictive powers stun all normal decent resistance within seconds. Not to be missed * Sunday Times *
Unreliable Memoirs . . . is his prose masterpiece, and an example of English comic writing that should be taught to schoolchildren alongside the works of Evelyn Waugh and PG Wodehouse. -- Peter Bradshaw * Guardian *
One of the funniest - and, at times, most moving - books in the language * Sunday Times *

About Clive James

Clive James was the multi-million-copy bestselling author of more than forty books. As well as his memoirs, he published essays, literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels. As a television performer he has appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the Postcard series of travel documentaries. His poetry collection Sentenced to Life and his translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy were both Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, and his collections of verse were shortlisted for many prizes. In 2012 he was appointed CBE and in 2013 an Officer of the Order of Australia. He died in 2019.

Additional information

GOR006765315
9781447275480
1447275489
Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2015-01-01
192
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

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