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Lilian Maeve Veronica Savage, international sex kitten, was born on the steps of The Legs of Man public house, Lime Street, Liverpool on a policeman’s overcoat. Her mother, the lady wrestler Hell Cat Savage, had no such luxuries as gas and air. She just bit down on the policeman’s torch and recovered afterwards at the bar with a large pale ale…

Paul O'Grady shot to fame via his brilliant comic creation, the blonde bombsite Lily Savage. In the first two parts of his bestselling and critically acclaimed autobiography, Paul took us through his childhood in Birkenhead to his first, teetering steps on stage. Now, in Still Standing, for the first time, he brings us the no-holds-barred true story of Lily and the rocky road to stardom…

Paul pulls no punches in this tale of bar room brawls, drunken escapades and liaisons dangereuses. And that’s just backstage at the Panto… Along the way, we stop off at some extremely dodgy pubs and clubs, and meet a collection of exotic characters who made the world a louder, brighter and more hilarious place. From the chaos of the Toxteth riots and the Vauxhall Tavern police raid, to the mystery of who shot Skippy and the great chip pan fire of Victoria Mansions, Paul emerges shaken but not stirred.

Still Standing will make you laugh and make you cry. Some of the stories might even make your hair curl. But it stands as a glorious tribute to absent friends and to a world which has now all but vanished.


Still Standing
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Heartwarming, heartfelt and funny!!
September 16th, 2013
Very enjoyable, had me laughing, crying and not wanting to end.
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Still standing the Savage years
August 10th, 2013
I have enjoyed all three of Paul O'Grady,s books I feel sad that it will be awhile before I ever get another chance read such marvelous and very funny books that made laugh and cry. Dear Mr O'Grady Please write us more, maybe in the 'guise' Miss Savage herself.
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Couldn't put it down
April 26th, 2013
A fantastic read Laughed and cried Paul was here in person telling me his story. Brilliant
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Savagely Funny
February 8th, 2013
Well written in a self-deprecating fashion but with the sharp wit of his alter-ego Lily. Hope there is another book in the offing.
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