At My Mother's Knee...And Other Low Joints: Tales from Paul’s mischievous young years

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At My Mother's Knee...And Other Low Joints: Tales from Paul’s mischievous young years

At My Mother's Knee...And Other Low Joints: Tales from Paul’s mischievous young years

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He also appeared in the comedy sitcom Eyes Down (2003–2004) and presented several travel documentaries. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. I read this when it first came out when I was a lot younger because I loved him off the telly since I was a small child!

I found it interesting to find out about life in Birkenhead for Paul O'Grady, as it's an area I know. It's a life that includes, varyingly, stints in an abbatoir, as a social worker, in a high-class Mayfair brothel, and traipsing down to London to chase his dreams.I wanted to read his whole story, I admire and respect the important work he does now, especially with my love of animals, and the part of his life story I read was okay, but not his life story.

His amazing and riveting life story reminds us that there is, when all is said and done, a bit of savage in all of us. I'm a mega huge O'Grady fan, I love this man, his devotion to animals is just amazing, He can do no wrong in my eyes, this is a funny, sad and comical book, telling the story of Paul's early life in Birkenhead. He did it all with a smile on his face, making a mental note to register the whip-smart one-liners that would later inform his star-studded path from the fringes of comedy to the heart of the British establishment, first as his own brilliant comic creation Lily Savage, then, triumphantly, as himself. News from Nowhere will not obtain personal information from other organisations, and will not share, pass on or sell personal information that we hold about individuals to anyone else.His four volumes of autobiography - At My Mother's Knee, The Devil Rides Out, Still Standing and Open the Cage, Murphy - are all Sunday Times bestsellers. Personally I do not want to read four books to catch up with his life story, too many books to read.

In his own uniquely acid tongue, Paul O'Grady traces the hilarious tales of life in Irish Catholic Birkenhead that took him from a virtuous altar-boy ("my first drag") to Britain's best loved entertainer. Born to a working class Irish migrant family in Birkenhead, O'Grady went through various jobs in his youth, including working in various bars, for the civil service and for social services, moving around the country to do so.But O'Grady (like other comic performers such as John Cleese) realised that comic creations can have a limited shelf life, and reinvented himself as ‘Paul O'Grady’, coming out from behind the false breasts and towering wigs as a toned-down (but still camp), more audience-friendly TV presenter (wisely, he retained the abrasive voice and a Scouse accent that could be cut with a knife). At My Mother's Knee" features an unforgettable cast of rogues, rascals, lovers, fighters, saints and sinners - and one iconic bus conductress. The quintessential example of the old style of British Drag - end of Blackpool Pier humour, biting wit, sharp comedy… But she was a TV star! This particular book covers his early life and his first jobs prior to entering the entertainment world and rather than been full of famous people with anecdotes it is loaded with humorous unknown characters that would easily fit in a Tom Sharpe novel. I am partial to a biography now and then as a change to my psychological crime novels and this one ticked the box.

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