Julian Clary is a comedian, entertainer and writer, who has toured the world with his one-man shows. He began working on the cabaret circuit in the early 1980s as 'The Joan Collins Fan Club' and then went on to appear in numerous TV shows as well as starring in a number of West End productions and the London Palladium Pantos. As an author, Julian has published several books, including his Sunday Times bestselling memoir A Young Man's Passage, three novels and his children's series The Bolds. Julian has recently been presented with the LGBT Out and Proud award and the 2018 Attitude award for comedy. He lives in London with his husband and their two dogs, Albert and Gigi.
I loved The Lick of Love. It's often insightful, sometimes
hilarious, frequently filthy - I'm a cat person, but if anything
were ever to convince me to get a dog, it would be this
I felt the Licks of Love on every page... It's quite simply an uplifting read, with bits of drama and tears thrown in
. . . wise and perceptive, and funny and moving. Each dog you meet marks a different chapter of your life and Julian writes about it so BEAUTIFULLY
Clary does write so beautifully about his dogs. He describes Albert as "compact and muscular, with short legs that turn outwards like the balletic supports of a Queen Anne footstool"
Those of us of a certain age remember Fanny the Wonder Dog, but the caustic comic brings his other canine companions vividly to life too