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  • Published: 15 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409094043
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

The Devil Rides Out

Britain's best loved entertainer tells more of his rollicking adventures

Following on from the enormous success of At My Mother's Knee, Paul O'Grady here continues his extraordinary life story...
Aged 18, the young Paul has already been a cat burglar and a boxer, a mischievous altar boy and a civil servant, he's fathered a baby and lost his own dad, he's discovered Liverpool's burgeoning gay club scene as well as what goes on down at the Docks...
Having crammed so much into his early life, surely there couldn't be much still left to do?
Rest assured, there's never a dull moment in this riotous account of What Paul Did Next. Today Liverpool; tomorrow - the World!

  • Pub date: 15 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409094043
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

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 shows on 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 The Devil Rides Out

“If you only buy one celeb memoir this year, make it this one.”

News of the World

“Far and away the best writer of the lot ... his turn of phrase is a joy.”

The Sunday Times

“Even funnier and more touching than the million-selling first volume. I defy anyone not to enjoy this book.”

Jilly Cooper, Daily Telegraph

“La Cage Aux Folles meets Withnail and I”

Sunday Times

“Strikingly original, a rewarding read whether or not you're a big O'Grady fan already.”

David Sexton, London Evening Standard

“He writes so well, and takes you so skilfully into disparate Merseyside and London subcultures”

John Dugdale, Guardian

“Genuinely gripping and fascinating sequel to O'Grady's first volume of celebrity memoir”

The Sunday Times

“A wonderfully evocative writer”

Janet Street-Porter, Daily Mail

“Laugh-out-loud moments ensue, as he paints a vivid picture of life in Birkenhead, involving colourful characters. Paul's alter ego Lily Savage makes her first appearance and there are many jaw-dropping tales”


“It's sharply written, very self-aware and makes you laugh out loud”

Mark Sanderson, Daily Telegraph

“Warm, moving and funny”


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