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Odd Boy Out by Gyles Brandreth


Publisher : Michael Joseph (16th Sept. 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 448 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-0241483718



Hilarious, ribald, eye-popping, unforgettable, will make you laugh out loud ― Daily Mail

A whirlwind of witticisms and of funny tales, both short and tall . . . ‘I feel I have lived my life in a magic garden where the sun is always shining’ he writes, and in Odd Boy Out he offers us yet another glimpse of that bright, shining sun ― Mail on Sunday

Warm, witty, charming. A moving and very affectionate family history. An enthusiast for life

― The Times

A fabulous raconteur with a great many tricks up his sleeve. His infectious zest for life means he has a story for almost every well-known person you can think of ― Daily Telegraph

A magnificent raconteur. A witty account of a most unusual life ― Independent

Brilliant pen portraits of his father and myriad friends present a framework for Gyles’s contemplation of his extraordinary life. Light-hearted and dark events alike are described with his customary deceptively jaunty style, making them funny, moving, and sometimes deeply shocking — Sheila Hancock

Staggeringly brilliant, funny and touching, I loved it — Joanna Lumley

A hilarious and revealing account of growing up and coming of age in an apparently well-to-do but always strapped-for-cash middle-class English family ― Eastern Daily Press

He’s cheery, fun and has a fabulous grasp of the English language, so Gyles Brandreth’s autobiography makes for a scintillating read. His hilarious – and sometimes moving – account of his life from early childhood days through to the adult world of politics and television is candid. It is also a story around his everyday family life, and about happiness, ambition and love. It offers a fascinating insight into a portrait of Britain, too ― People’s Friend Magazine

Hugely enjoyable. Engaging ― Choice Magazine

About the Author
Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, veteran of Just A Minute, QI and The One Show, former MP and Government Whip, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and founder of the ‘Poetry Together’ project bringing schoolchildren and older people together to learn poetry by heart. His many books include the best-selling poetry anthology, Dancing by the Light of the Moon, and the international best-seller about spelling and punctuation, Have You Eaten Grandma? With Susie Dent, the lexicographer from Countdown, he co-hosts the award-winning podcast, Something Rhymes With Purple. With Dame Sheila Hancock he presents Great Canal Journeys on Channel 4. With Dame Maureen Lipman he is a regular on Celebrity Gogglebox.

Gyles is married to writer and publisher Michèle Brown and has three children, seven grandchildren, and lives in London with his wife, his jumpers, and Nala, the neighbour’s cat.

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