Unreliable Memoirs
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Unreliable Memoirs

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'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 Unreliable Memoirs, the first instalment of Clive James's memoirs, we meet the young Clive, dressed in short trousers, and wrestling with the demands of school, various relatives and the occasional snake, in the suburbs of post-war Sydney. His adventures are hilarious, his recounting of them even more so, in this - the book that started it all . . .

Continue Clive's story with more of his memoirs: Falling Towards England, May Week Was In June, North Face of Soho, and The Blaze of Obscurity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 12mm | 143g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 033026463X
  • 9780330264631
  • 91,200

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You can't put it down once started. Its addictive powers stun all normal, decent resistance within seconds. Not to be missed. * 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. * Evening Standard *
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About Clive James

Clive James was the multi-million-copy bestselling author of more than forty books. As well as his memoirs, he has published essays, literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels. As a television performer he has appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the Postcard series of travel documentaries. His poetry collection Sentenced to Life and his translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy were both Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, and his collections of verse were shortlisted for many prizes. In 2012 he was appointed CBE and in 2013 an Officer of the Order of Australia. He died in 2019.
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3,812 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (1,490)
3 23% (877)
2 7% (250)
1 2% (78)
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