A Point of View

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21st century Britain: a point of view from our fiercest and funniest critic

The BBC Radio 4 series A Point of View has been on the air since 2007. Clive James was one of the most popular presenters, and now, for the first time, his original pieces – sixty in total – and all-new postscripts are collected together in one volume.

Read along with Clive James as he offers his informative, thought-provoking and entertaining insights into everything from wheelie bins to plastic surgery, Elizabeth Hurley to the Olympics, Britain’s Got Talent to Damien Hirst, Harry Potter to giving up smoking – and plenty more besides.

About Clive James

Clive James is the author of more than forty books. As well as essays, he has published collections of literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels, plus five volumes of autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England, May Week Was In June, North Face of Soho and The Blaze of Obscurity. As a television performer he appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the 'Postcard' series of travel documentaries. He helped to found the independent television production company Watchmaker and the multimedia personal website www.clivejames.com. His book Cultural Amnesia was widely noticed in all the English-speaking countries and is currently being translated into Chinese. His popular Radio 4 series A Point of View has been published in volume form. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature. He holds honorary doctorates from Sydney University and the University of East Anglia. In 2012 he was appointed CBE and in 2013 an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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Books by Clive James

The Book of My Enemy
The Book of My Enemy
Brrm! Brrm!
Brrm! Brrm!
Flying Visits
Flying Visits
Glued To The Box
Glued To The Box
Other Passports
Other Passports
Clive James On Television
Clive James On Television
Visions Before Midnight
Visions Before Midnight
Sentenced to Life
Sentenced to Life
Poetry Notebook
Poetry Notebook
Collected Poems
Collected Poems
Gate of Lilacs
Gate of Lilacs
Opal Sunset
Opal Sunset
The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
Unreliable Memoirs
Unreliable Memoirs
The Dreaming Swimmer
The Dreaming Swimmer
From the Land of Shadows
From the Land of Shadows
The Metropolitan Critic
The Metropolitan Critic
The Remake
The Remake
At the Pillars of Hercules
At the Pillars of Hercules
Brilliant Creatures
Brilliant Creatures
Snakecharmers In Texas
Snakecharmers In Texas
The Meaning of Recognition
The Meaning of Recognition
Even As We Speak
Even As We Speak
Nefertiti in the Flak Tower
Nefertiti in the Flak Tower
Cultural Amnesia
Cultural Amnesia
Angels Over Elsinore
Angels Over Elsinore
The Revolt of the Pendulum
The Revolt of the Pendulum
The Blaze of Obscurity
The Blaze of Obscurity
Reliable Essays: The Best of Clive James
Reliable Essays: The Best of Clive James
Falling Towards England
Falling Towards England
May Week Was In June
May Week Was In June
North Face of Soho
North Face of Soho
Always Unreliable
Always Unreliable
The Crystal Bucket
The Crystal Bucket