At My Mother's Knee ... : and Other Low Joints, Paperback

At My Mother's Knee ... : and Other Low Joints Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Paul O'Grady is one of Britain's very best loved entertainers.

He is known and adored by millions, whether as the creator of the acid-tongued Blonde Bombsite, Lily Savage, or the presenter of the fantastically successful, award-winning "Paul O'Grady Show" on Channel 4.

Now, in his own unique voice, Paul O'Grady tells story of his early life in Irish Catholic Birkenhead that started him on the long and winding road from mischievous altar boy to national treasure.

It is a brilliantly evoked, hilarious and often moving tale of gossip in the back yard, bragging in the corner shop and slanging matches on the front doorstep, populated by larger-than-life characters with hearts of gold and tongues as sharp as razors. "At My Mother's Knee" features an unforgettable cast of rogues, rascals, lovers, fighters, saints and sinners - and one iconic bus conductress.It's a book which really does have something for everyone and which reminds us that, when all's said and done, there's a bit of savage in all of us...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual actors & performers
  • ISBN: 9780553819489



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Paul O Grady leaves no stone unturned with this autobiography. Filled with his usual humour and sad times, Paul lets us delve into his past. A well worth satisfying read.

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Paul is bringing back many childhood memories for me, a lot of the characters and phrases are very familiar. Scousers are a big part of North Wales, as many families from Liverpool would holiday on the North Wales Coast. Dont know how the content of the book converts for those who sadly lack the ability to understand Northern humour, (dry and witty), but Paul portrays it well. So many times Ive had to put the book down because I'm giggling so much. A great read, looking forward to the next part

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A warts and all description of the author's life up to age 18 when his father died. Impressive recall of childhood incidents.