21 Jan 2009 – from Gill

A very well written and entertaining autobiography, taking O’Grady up to his early years in London, with brief forays into times nearer the present,l too.  It seems he didn’t have a co-writer, if that’s true then fair play to him as it’s well put together (and also well edited) and both interesting and funny.  You can see where he got the inspiration for Lily Savage, as he delineates his tough aunties and the milieux in which he grew up.