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y separately published work icon Always Unreliable : The Memoirs selected work   autobiography   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Always Unreliable : The Memoirs
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Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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Picador , 2001 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)

 
(p. 1-167)
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)

(p. 169-320)
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)

(p. 321-529)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Picador ,
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      Extent: xxi, 537p.p.
      Edition info: Omnibus edition.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction and Epilogue by Clive Janes.
      ISBN: 0330488759 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

A Gregarious Culture : Australian Non-Fiction, 2001-02 James Wieland , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 47 no. 2002; (p. 100-115)

— Review of How Simone de Beauvoir Died in Australia Sylvia Lawson , 2002 selected work short story essay criticism ; Republics of Ideas : Republicanism Culture Visual Arts John Conomos , 2001 anthology essay ; Storykeepers 2001 anthology essay criticism ; Words for Country : Landscape and Language in Australia 2002 anthology non-fiction ; The Writer's Reader : A Guide to Writing Fiction and Poetry 2002 anthology criticism ; From the Front : Being the Observations of Mr. A.B. (Banjo) Paterson : Special War Correspondent in South Africa : November 1899 to July 1900,for the Argus, the Sydney Mail, the Sydney Morning Herald A. B. Paterson , 2000 selected work prose correspondence autobiography ; Australian Literary Studies vol. 20 no. 2 October 2001 periodical issue ; Homage to John Forbes 2002 anthology criticism biography poetry interview autobiography ; David Malouf : A Celebration 2001 anthology essay criticism ; The Diaries of Donald Friend. Volume 1 Donald Friend , 2001 selected work diary ; Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography ; Passions of the First Wave Feminists Susan Magarey , 2001 single work criticism ; A Gregarious Culture : Topical Writings of Miles Franklin Miles Franklin , Jill Roe , Margaret Bettison , 2001 selected work column correspondence prose review criticism autobiography interview
Upwards from the Past Craig Sherborne , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 240 2002; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography
Always Unreliable but He is Still the Best Critic Peter Pierce , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 March 2002; (p. 16)

— Review of Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography
[Review] Always Unreliable Phil Brown , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 6 - 12 March 2002; (p. 19)

— Review of Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 February 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Tick Tock Jane Freeman , 2002 single work novel ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 February 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Tick Tock Jane Freeman , 2002 single work novel ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray , 2002 single work children's fiction ; Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography
[Review] Always Unreliable Phil Brown , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 6 - 12 March 2002; (p. 19)

— Review of Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography
Always Unreliable but He is Still the Best Critic Peter Pierce , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 March 2002; (p. 16)

— Review of Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography
Upwards from the Past Craig Sherborne , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 240 2002; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography
A Gregarious Culture : Australian Non-Fiction, 2001-02 James Wieland , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 47 no. 2002; (p. 100-115)

— Review of How Simone de Beauvoir Died in Australia Sylvia Lawson , 2002 selected work short story essay criticism ; Republics of Ideas : Republicanism Culture Visual Arts John Conomos , 2001 anthology essay ; Storykeepers 2001 anthology essay criticism ; Words for Country : Landscape and Language in Australia 2002 anthology non-fiction ; The Writer's Reader : A Guide to Writing Fiction and Poetry 2002 anthology criticism ; From the Front : Being the Observations of Mr. A.B. (Banjo) Paterson : Special War Correspondent in South Africa : November 1899 to July 1900,for the Argus, the Sydney Mail, the Sydney Morning Herald A. B. Paterson , 2000 selected work prose correspondence autobiography ; Australian Literary Studies vol. 20 no. 2 October 2001 periodical issue ; Homage to John Forbes 2002 anthology criticism biography poetry interview autobiography ; David Malouf : A Celebration 2001 anthology essay criticism ; The Diaries of Donald Friend. Volume 1 Donald Friend , 2001 selected work diary ; Always Unreliable : The Memoirs Clive James , 2001 selected work autobiography ; Passions of the First Wave Feminists Susan Magarey , 2001 single work criticism ; A Gregarious Culture : Topical Writings of Miles Franklin Miles Franklin , Jill Roe , Margaret Bettison , 2001 selected work column correspondence prose review criticism autobiography interview
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