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The Complete Unreliable Memoirs: Volume One Clive James

The Complete Unreliable Memoirs: Volume One By Clive James

The Complete Unreliable Memoirs: Volume One by Clive James


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The first three volumes of the critically-acclaimed, miillion copy best-selling memoir series from the inimitable Clive Jamesl - a hilarious and poignant account of a truly extraordinary life

The Complete Unreliable Memoirs: Volume One Summary

The Complete Unreliable Memoirs: Volume One by Clive James

Celebrating Fifty Years of Picador Books


'I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second World War, but for the moment, that did not affect me.'


Collected here in this brand new edition are the first three volumes of Clive James's million-copy selling autobiographical series: Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England, and May Week Was In June. In typically hilarious and self-effacing style, James proves a hugely entertaining and erudite guide to his own remarkable life, with these volumes detailing James's childhood adventures in the suburbs of post-war Sydney, his excited arrival in London as a young man and aspiring poet, and the life at Cambridge University that led to him falling in love (often) and getting married (once).


The Complete Unreliable Memoirs: Volume One is an introduction to one the most beloved and acclaimed series of memoirs of all time, from a true national treasure.

Other Clive James books available as part of the Picador Collection include The Complete Unreliable Memoirs:Volume Two and Cultural Amnesia.

The Complete Unreliable Memoirs: Volume One Reviews

You can't put it down once started. Its addictive powers stun all normal, decent resistance within seconds. Not to be missed (Unreliable Memoirs) * Sunday Times *
All that really needs to be said to recommend Unreliable Memoirs is that James writes exactly as he talks, which is all his millions of fans could wish (Unreliable Memoirs) * Evening Standard *
A comic triumph, full of terrific jokes and brilliantly sustained setpieces (Falling Towards England) -- Ian Hamilton * London Review of Books *
James' wickedly funny jokes and jibes make you laugh out loud and feel warm to the man. No wonder women wanted to feed him greens, and men lend him money (Falling Towards England) * The Times *

About Clive James

Cive James was the author of more than forty books. As well as essays, he published collections of literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels, plus five volumes of autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England, May Week Was In June, North Face of Soho and The Blaze of Obscurity. As a television performer he appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the Postcard series of travel documentaries. He published several poetry collections, including the Sunday Times bestseller Sentenced to Life, and a translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy, which was also a Sunday Times bestseller. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature. He holds honorary doctorates from Sydney University and the University of East Anglia. In 2012 he was appointed CBE and in 2013, an Officer of the Order of Australia. He died in 2019.

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NGR9781529090765
9781529090765
1529090768
The Complete Unreliable Memoirs: Volume One by Clive James
New
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2022-04-28
624
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