Clive James is one of the most famous writers on the Picador list and the biggest (literally - in terms of books published). He is the author of more than twenty books. As well as three volumes of autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England and May Week Was In June, he has published collections of literary criticism, television criticism, verse and travel writing. His most recent novel was The Silver Castle. As a television performer he has appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the Postcard series of travel documentaries.
You had better not read the book on a train, unless you are
unselfconscious about shrieking and snorting in public . . . Vivid,
cumulative and full of surprises * Observer *
You can't put it down . . . Not to be missed * Sunday Times *