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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, or the presenter of the fantastically successful, award-winning Paul O'Grady Show on Channel 4.

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...

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At My Mother's Knee...
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1 person found this helpful
January 22nd, 2014
Really enjoyed this, and as he apparently grew up around the time I did, could relate well. He draws a picture with words, and you are there with him, knowing who he knows and experiencing his life (well some of it!). Can't wait to follow on.
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At my mothers knee and other low joi
December 17th, 2013
Great read funny and interesting
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At my mothers knee
August 9th, 2013
Brilliant account of Paul's life or at least some of it. Can really imagine what it was lime for him right down to the brilliant description of his home, work etc. Very interesting. Keep up the good work. LindaLinda
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