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Unreliable Memoirs : Volume 1 Unreliable Memoirs

By: Clive James

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2015

Seller ID: 9781447275480

ISBN: 1447275489

Condition: New


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. In the first instalment of Clive James's memoirs we follow the young Clive on his journey from boyhood to the cusp of manhood, when his days of wearing short trousers are finally behind him. Battling with school, girls, various relatives and an overwhelming desire to be a superhero, Clive's adventures growing up in the suburbs of post-war Sydney are hair-raising, uproarious and almost too good to be true . . . Told with James's unassailable sense of humour a... View more info

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The Blaze of Obscurity - The TV Years : Volume 5 Unreliable Memoirs

By: Clive James

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2010

Seller ID: 9780330457378

ISBN: 0330457373

Condition: New


For many people, Clive James will always be a TV presenter first and foremost, and a writer second – this despite the fact that his adventures with the written word took place before, during and after his time on the small screen. Nevertheless, for those who remember clips of Japanese endurance gameshows and Egyptian soap operas, Clive James reinventing the news or interviewing Hefner and Hepburn, Polanski and Pavarotti, his Postcards from Kenya, Shanghai and Dallas, or Clive James Racing Driver, his rightful place does seem to be right there – on the box, in our homes, and almost one of t... View more info

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A Point of View

By: Clive James

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2013

Seller ID: 9780330534390

ISBN: 0330534394

Condition: New


The BBC Radio 4 series, A Point of View, has been on the air since 2007. Over the years, it's had a variety of presenters – including the national treasure that is Clive James – talking for ten minutes about anything and everything that has captured their imagination, piqued their interest, raised their blood pressure or just downright incensed them that week. Of all the presenters, Clive James was a clear favourite, and now, for the first time, his original pieces – sixty in total – and all new postscripts are collected together in one volume. Read along with Clive as he reflect... View more info

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North Face of Soho - More Unreliable Memoirs : Volume 4 Unreliable Memoirs

By: Clive James

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2007

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780330481274

ISBN: 0330481274

Condition: New


'In the closing pages of the last volume, I got married. The ceremony marked a rare outbreak of normality in my life. It was symbolized by my personal appearance. I was clean-shaven and had a hairstyle in reasonably close touch with my head.' After Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England and May Week Was In June comes the fourth instalment in Clive James's life. Taking us from Fleet Street to Clive James on TV, from Russian department stores to Paris fashion shows - via fatherhood, some killer bees, and a satire starring Anne Robinson as Mrs Thatcher - North Face of Soho is the larger-t... View more info

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Always Unreliable : Volume 1-3 Unreliable Memoirs [contains Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England and May Week Was in June]

By: Clive James

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2003

Seller ID: 9780330418812

ISBN: 0330418815

Condition: New


Always Unreliable is the collected first three volumes of Clive James's eloquently witty autobiographies, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England and May Week Was in June. In Unreliable Memoirs we meet the young Clive James - dressed in shorts and growing up in post-war Sydney. With Falling Towards England, we find Clive living in a Swiss Cottage B&B, where he practises the Twist, anticipates poetical masterpieces he's yet to compose, and worries about his wardrobe. Finally, May Week Was In June sees Clive at Cambridge University, where he enthusiastically involves himself in college li... View more info