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  • Published: 15 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9780553819489
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.99

At My Mother's Knee...And Other Low Joints

Tales from Paul's mischievous young years




The number one bestseller - over 1 MILLION copies sold to date

THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER

'Warmly funny, dry and mischievous . . . Genuine and brilliant.' Daily Mail 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, the presenter of the fantastically successful, award-winning Paul O'Grady Show on Channel 4 or the massive hit ITV show, For the Love of Dogs.

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...

Readers love At My Mother's Knee: 'I laughed, I cried, I couldn't put it down and the characters really just jumped out of the page.' *****'Candid, heart warming and also hilarious.' *****'Wonderfully written, laugh out loud funny and poignant by turns.' *****

  • Published: 15 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9780553819489
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Paul O'Grady

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 showson 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- are all Sunday Times bestsellers.

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Praise for At My Mother's Knee...And Other Low Joints

Paul speaks with warmth and hilarity about a childhood filled with poverty. Hugely interesting and entertaining.

Heat Magazine

Among the three-for-two slew of sleb lit heaped on the tables of the nation's major bookshops ... At My Mother's Knee distinguishes itself on every level.

Carol Ann Duffy, The Observer

While most celeb memoirs are as memorable as an air kiss, O'Grady's is a proper snog.

The Scotsman

Warmly funny, dry and mischievous... Genuine - and brilliant

Daily Mail

One of the most brilliantly observed testimonies to working-class life I've ever read

Sue Carroll, Daily Mirror

Funny, well observed and recognisably human. Soon you start to wonder why all celebrity autobiographies can't be like this.

Private Eye

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