Always Unreliable

Memoirs

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Always Unreliable is the collected first three volumes of Clive James's eloquently witty autobiographies, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England and May Week Was in June.

In Unreliable Memoirs we meet the young Clive James – dressed in shorts and growing up in post-war Sydney. With Falling Towards England, we find Clive living in a Swiss Cottage B&B, where he practises the Twist, anticipates poetical masterpieces he’s yet to compose, and worries about his wardrobe. Finally, May Week Was In June sees Clive at Cambridge University, where he enthusiastically involves himself in college life (generally female lives) until May Week – not only in June but also a fortnight long – when he gets married.

The rest, of course, is history . . .

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. His popular Radio 4 series A Point of View has been published in volume form. He has also published several poetry collections, a verse commentary of Proust, Gate of Lilacs, and a translation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. 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
Unreliable Memoirs
Unreliable Memoirs
From the Land of Shadows
From the Land of Shadows
The Dreaming Swimmer
The Dreaming Swimmer
The Metropolitan Critic
The Metropolitan Critic
The Remake
The Remake
The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
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
A Point of View
A Point of View
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
The Crystal Bucket
The Crystal Bucket