Paul O'Grady the Biography
—Simpson, Neil.

Comedian, teatime talk show host and all-round entertainer, multi-award winning Paul O'Grady is one of the most popular figures on British television. But his real-life journey has been more dramatic than any of his on-stage stories. Born into a noisy Irish Catholic household in Birkenhead, Paul was always determined to live a colourful life. He was a boxing champion as a boy. He became a dad as a teenager. He has been a barman in a brothel and spent his first years in London working as a carer to some of the capital's most at-risk kids. In this, the first major biography of the star, Neil Simpso.

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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Female impersonators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
O'Grady, Paul, 1955-
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Reference
Television personalities -- Great Britain -- Biography.
9781843586166 (electronic bk.)
9781843586159 (electronic bk.)
9781843582410 (electronic bk.)
1843586169 (electronic bk.)
1843586150 (electronic bk.)
1843582414 (electronic bk.)
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Chicago : John Blake, 2008.
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Cover; About the Author; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: Live at Five; Chapter One: The Boy From Birkenhead; Chapter Two: Breaking Free; Chapter Three: Here's Lily; Chapter Four: Tragedy; Chapter Five: The Big Breakfast; Chapter Six: The Good Times; Chapter Seven: Country Life; Chapter Eight: Out in the Orient; Chapter Nine: Warning Bells; Chapter Ten: Time for a Sitcom; Chapter Eleven: Chat Wars; Chapter Twelve: The Greatest Loss; Chapter Thirteen: Back in Business; Chapter Fourteen: The Backlash; Chapter Fifteen: Intensive Care; Chapter Sixteen: Back on Top.
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