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  • Published: 30 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241483732
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Odd Boy Out

  • Gyles Brandreth



The long-awaited autobiography from the man who's been at the heart of the entertainment establishment for 50 years

There are few people Gyles Brandreth doesn't know or hasn't met - from the Queen to the Sex Pistols, Mandela and Marlene Dietrich to TS Eliot, he's the celebrities' celebrity, as familiar and welcome to us on radio and screens as biscuits are to a cup of tea.

Now a grandparent, looking back on his remarkable life, he traces his steps back to being a three-year-old tearing around 1950s London on his tricycle, to boarding school where he had an appendix removed simply to get out of football, to Bedales, where he met Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (and became intimate with a matron), to balancing his growing love of theatre with his love for educating, the 'woolly jumper years', the stint as an MP, the years of close friendship with the Queen, to becoming a septuagenarian Twitter star and stalwart fixture in British entertainment.

Throughout it all, there are lessons to be learned as Gyles derives wisdom and wit from his extraordinary encounters. Full of stories and full of heart, this is Gyles as you don't yet know him.

  • Published: 30 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241483732
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

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