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Clive James FALLING TOWARDS ENGLAND Signed Paperback

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Paperback edition of his sequel to 'Unreliable Memoirs', published by Picador / Macmillan Publishers Ltd in 1986. Signed and inscribed by James on the front endpaper
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Paperback edition of FALLING TOWARDS ENGLAND - His sequel to 'Unreliable Memoirs', by Clive James and published by Picador/ Macmillan Publishers Ltd., London in 1986. Signed and inscribed by James on the front endpaper.

The book is in very good condition (very clean covers with minor rubbing to a couple of corners). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions. There is some tanning to the pages.

In 1980 Clive James published his first book of autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, which recounted his early life in Australia and extended to over a hundred reprintings. It was followed by four other volumes of autobiography: Falling Towards England (1985), which covered his London years; May Week Was in June (1990), which dealt with his time at Cambridge; North Face of Soho (2006), and The Blaze of Obscurity (2009), concerning his subsequent career.

'Make no mistake, Clive James is an artist ... I have my own memories and adventures of youth and early manhood to record, but Clive has done it so well he has done it for us all.' - Barry Humphries

When we last met our hero in Unreliable Memoirs, he had set sail from Sydney Harbour bound for London, fame and fortune. Idealistic and uncompromising, if short on cash, he planned to engage himself in a low-paying menial job by day and to compose poetical masterpieces by night. Having promised himself he would never succumb to such stop-gap occupations as publishing or advertising, he was happily unsuccessful in landing a job in either - at least initially. Positions with London Transport and as a wine expert were likewise denied him.

Scarcely daunted, he moved purposefully beyond 'the Valley of Kangaroos' (otherwise known as Earl's Court) into a bed and breakfast in a Swiss Cottage where he thoughtfully practised the Twist in his room, anticipated the poetical masterpieces and worried a little about his wardrobe."

'A comic triumph, full of terrific jokes and brilliantly sustained setpieces' - Ian Hamilton, London Review of Books

'It is something to do not merely with talent but with energy, chutzpah, appetite. James is the funniest man we have... He is a master of that kind of light touch which depends on the possession of a vocabulary appropriate to a heavy one. Wodehouse had it, so did S .J. Perelman. Mr James has total mastery of his medium, like them.' - Anthony Burgess, Observer'

192 pages.

ISBN: 0 330 29437 7

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Falling Towards England by Clive James

Clive James Signature

 
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  • Product Code:
    2118
  • Product Weight:
    0.26kg
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