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  • Published: 15 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780552169875
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

Open the Cage, Murphy!

Hilarious tales of the rise of Lily Savage




Further savagely funny and deeply moving true life adventures from a comic genius

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'With typical razor-sharp wit and candour, Paul tells of his rise to fame as Lily Savage . . . Riveting.' Daily Mirror

From Britain's most beloved TV star, Open the Cage, Murphy is an action-packed roller-coaster ride through a decade of Paul O'Grady's life, stuffed full to the gunwales with hilarious stories, extreme situations and outrageous one-liners.A must read for any Paul O'Grady fan, Open the Cage, Murphy follows his brilliant comic creation Lily Savage as she embraces success and world domination beckons.From being involved in a plane crash, to getting caught up in the LA riots and a close encounter with Madonna, the stories come thick and fast. Paul takes us with him to a gay-themed weekend in Butlin's in Skegness, on a rowdy tour with Prisoner Cell Block H - the Musical and into the depths of the Australian rainforest, where he befriends a rare bird that can disembowel a man with a single kick. The dramatis personae include a family of dolphins, Charlton Heston and the ghost of Joan of Arc - and there's a starring role for a certain remarkable dog, Buster Elvis Savage.But whether he's writing about star-studded Hollywood parties, the devastating loss of close friends to AIDS, or late night shenanigans at the end of Blackpool Pier, Paul's wit and humanity never desert him.

Open the Cage, Murphy is a genuine delight - all the more so for being delightfully genuine.

Readers love Open the Cage, Murphy!' I couldn't put it down . . . Paul comes across as a very intelligent man . . . with a heart of gold under that naughty exterior.' *****'This is such a great read, Paul is excellent when describing things makes you feel as though you are there with him. His humour warmth and caring comes out in abundance.' *****'An excellent read. He takes you through the highs and lows of his life, you laugh and cry with him.' *****

  • Published: 15 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9780552169875
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

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 Open the Cage, Murphy!

Top pick of this year's celeb memoirs

Daily Mail

Uproarious… There’s a degree of candour and artistry to O’Grady’s writing that lifts it far above the usual showbiz memoir

Guardian

With typical razor-sharp wit and candour, Paul tells of his rise to fame as Lily Savage in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before he became a household name… Riveting

Mirror

Whether writing about star-studded Hollywood parties, the devastating loss of close friends to Aids or his late night shenanigans, O’Grady’s wit has never deserted him

Liverpool Echo

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