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A Point of View

A Point of View

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By (author) Clive James

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  • Publisher: PICADOR
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 24mm | 346g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0330534394
  • ISBN 13: 9780330534390
  • Sales rank: 67,455

Product description

21st century Britain: a point of view from our fiercest and funniest critic The BBC Radio 4 series A Point of View has been on the air since 2007. Clive James was one of the most popular presenters, 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 James as he offers his informative, thought-provoking and entertaining insights into everything from wheelie bins to plastic surgery, Elizabeth Hurley to the Olympics, Britain's Got Talent to Damien Hirst, Harry Potter to giving up smoking -- and plenty more besides.

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Clive James is the author of more than thirty books. As well as essays, he has published collections of literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels, plus five volumes of autobiography. As a television performer he appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, and has also been a regular presenter on BBC Radio -- including A Point of View. 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.

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'Smart and hilarious ... this is James at his entertaining best' Daily Express 'Irreverent and funny, clever without being cynical and not afraid to flex his wits on anything and everything' Daily Telegraph 'Warm, witty whiplash prose ... the talks read as well on the page as they sounded on the radio' Sunday Times