The third installment of rollicking adventures from Britain's best loved entertainer
Paul O'Grady first came to fame in the guise of Lily Savage, and was nominated for a Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1991. Lily later became a regular on This Morning, took over the bed on The Big Breakfast and presented Blankety Blank. Paul, of course, went on to further success presenting the Paul O'Grady Show on ITV and Channel 4. His previous books, At My Mother's Knee and The Devil Rides Out, were both number one bestsellers. Paul has won numerous awards including a Bafta for Best Entertainment Performance, National Television Awards for Most Popular Daytime Programme and Most Popular Entertainment Show, and a Comedy Award for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality.
"As a narrator, stroppy of tongue but melting of heart, O'Grady still charms and tickles. The comic scenes with his truly mythological mum ("the Madame Defarge of Tranmere"; "Columbo in a flannelette nightie"; "Eleanor of Aquitaine with a chip-pan") can touch the hem of Alan Bennett's robe... Leaves most fiction and history of the era in the dust." -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent * "Paul O'Grady's life has already filled two excellent volumes... Still Standing is another enjoyable and colourful read." -- Roland White * The Sunday Times * "Honest, funny and supremely readable." * Sunday Express * "I absolutely loved it." * Alan Carr * "O'Grady has a playwright's ear for dialogue, and his salty descriptions of raucous gigs in rundown pubs are a rude delight." * Independent *