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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Unreliable Memoirs. Falling Towards England. May Week Was in June
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* Contents derived from the London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Cresset Press , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Unreliable Memoirs, Clive James , single work autobiography humour
'The first volume of Clive James's autobiography.

''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 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...

''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' (Publication summary)

 
Falling Towards England : Unreliable Memoirs Continued, Clive James , single work autobiography humour

'‘When we got off the ship in Southampton in that allegedly mild January of 1962 I had nothing to declare at customs except goose-pimples under my white nylon drip-dry shirt.’

'In the first volume of Unreliable Memoirs, we said farewell to our hero as he set sail from Sydney Harbour, bound for London, fame and fortune. Finding the first of these proved relatively simple; the second two less so. Undaunted, Clive moved into a bed and breakfast in a Swiss Cottage where he practised the Twist, anticipated poetical masterpieces and worried about his wardrobe.' (Publication summary)

May Week Was in June : Unreliable Memoirs Continued, Clive James , single work autobiography humour

''Arriving in Cambridge on my first day as an undergraduate, I could see nothing except a cold white October mist. At the age of twenty-four I was a complete failure, with nothing to show for my life except a few poems nobody wanted to publish in book form.'

'Falling Toward England - the second volume of Clive James's Unreliable Memoirs - was meant to be the last. Thankfully, that's not the case. In Unrelaible Memoirs III, Clive details his time at Cambridge, including film reviewing, writing poetry, falling in love (often), and marrying (once).' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Cresset Press ,
      1992 .
      image of person or book cover 4900408420361499537.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 171p; 192p; 249p.p.
      ISBN: 0091772303, 9780091772307
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