Clive James sharp, brilliant and outrageously funny memoirs together in one volume.In Unreliable Memoirs we meet a very young Clive James. One dressed in shorts. His hilarious adventures growing up in post-war Sydney are deliciously recounted in this, the first volume of his memoirs. Next our hero sets sail for London where he hopes to find Success without compromising his Ideals. Falling Towards England tells how, having happily failed to land a suitable job, Clive moves into a little bed and breakfast in Swiss Cottage where he thoughtfully practises the Twist, anticipates the poetical masterpieces yet to be composed, and worries a little about his wardrobe. May Week Was in June sees Clive at Cambridge University, where he enthusiastically involves himself in a wide variety of pursuits (so long as they aren't on the syllabus and happen to be female). Then during May week - not only in June but also two weeks long - he marries... and the rest is history.
Number of Pages: 560
Publication Date: 5 Mar 2004
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.7(H) x 13.1(L) x 3.7(W)
Weight (gm): 394
You had better not read the book on a train, unless you are unselfconscious about shrieking and snorting in public . . . Vivid, cumulative and full of surprises * Observer *
You can't put it down . . . Not to be missed * Sunday Times *
Clive James is one of the most famous writers on the Picador list and the biggest (literally - in terms of books published). He is the author of more than twenty books. As well as three volumes of autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England and May Week Was In June, he has published collections of literary criticism, television criticism, verse and travel writing. His most recent novel was The Silver Castle. As a television performer he has appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the Postcard series of travel documentaries.