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Paul O'Grady

Born on 14 June, 1955 in Birkenhead, Cheshire and now based in Leeds, Paul O’Grady is a television show host, broadcaster and comedian who has been a popular figure since 1988 and a mainstream success since 1992, when his drag queen character Lily Savage came to prominence.

He has presented talk shows under his real name and is a lifelong animal lover who grows organic fruit and vegetables. An ambassador for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, he was nominated for a Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1991 and has published a number of entertaining biographies.


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Paul O'Grady Books

  • Paul O'Grady's Country Life

    Paul O'Grady

    Product Code: BQYMQ
    Paperback
    This fascinating and hilarious glimpse into Paul O'Grady's life in the country tells all about his precious dogs, his favourite recipes, the benefits of growing your own produce, and much more.

    O'Grady has lived in rural Kent for over a decade and in his warts-and-all account of country living he discusses the trials and tribulations of moving away from the city.

    Written with his charm and witty humour, this book covers some of O'Grady's brilliantly funny and classic stories, ranging from how he birthed a lamb to what he had to do to lure a cow out of his kitchen while naked from the waist down!
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  • Still Standing

    Paul O'Grady

    Product Code: AGIQR
    Paperback
    Lilian Maeve Veronica Savage, international sex kitten, was born on the steps of The Legs of Man public house, Lime Street, Liverpool on a policeman's overcoat. Her mother, the lady wrestler Hell Cat Savage, had no such luxuries as gas and air. She just bit down on the policeman's torch and recovered afterwards at the bar with a large pale ale. Paul O'Grady shot to fame via his brilliant comic creation, the blonde bombsite Lily Savage. In the first two parts of his bestselling and critically acclaimed autobiography, Paul took us through his childhood in Birkenhead to his first, teetering steps on stage. Now, in Still Standing, for the first time, he brings us the no-holds-barred true story of Lily and the rocky road to stardom. Paul pulls no punches in this tale of bar room brawls, drunken escapades and liaisons dangereuses. And that's just backstage at the Panto. Along the way, we stop off at some extremely dodgy pubs and clubs, and meet a collection of exotic characters who made the world a louder, brighter and more hilarious place. From the chaos of the Toxteth riots and the Vauxhall Tavern police raid, to the mystery of who shot Skippy and the great chip pan fire of Victoria Mansions, Paul emerges shaken but not stirred. "Still Standing" will make you laugh and make you cry. Some of the stories might even make your hair curl. But it stands as a glorious tribute to absent friends and to a world which has now all but vanished.
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  • At My Mother's Knee ...

    Paul O'Grady

    Product Code: AAGJJ
    Paperback
    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...
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