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Always Unreliable: Memoirs

Clive James

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Picador
01 July 2003
Biography; Autobiography: general; Press & journalism
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.
By:   Clive James
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   394g
ISBN:   9780330418812
ISBN 10:   0330418815
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   01 July 2003
Recommended Age:   From 16 To 99
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Always Unreliable: Memoirs

You can't put it down . . . Not to be missed * Sunday Times * 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 *


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