Going to Sea in a Sieve

Going to Sea in a Sieve

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The first hilarious volume of comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter Danny Baker's memoir, and now the inspiration for the major BBC series CRADLE TO GRAVE, starring Peter Kay. 'And what was our life like in this noisy, dangerous and polluted industrial pock-mark wedged into one of the capital's toughest neighbourhoods? It was, of course, utterly magnificent and I'd give anything to climb inside it again for just one day.' In the first volume of his memoirs, Danny Baker brings his early years to life as only he knows how. With his trademark humour and eye for a killer anecdote, he takes us all the way from the council house in south-east London that he shared with his mum Betty and dad 'Spud' (played by Peter Kay) to the music-biz excesses of Los Angeles, where he famously interviewed Michael Jackson for the NME. Laugh-out-loud funny, it is also an affectionate but unsentimental hymn to a bygone era.In the event, it didna#39;t matter because as we crossed over the junction of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road the ... Neither of us had the faintest clue what to do next, and Spuda#39;s idea of running repairs was to swear vociferously, keep ... I can think about is the humiliation of sitting there amid the fury of Londona#39;s road users as my father stubbornly refused to do ... was a famous feature of those cars, but only after several sessions where Dad had asked me to sit on the boot a#39;to stop itanbsp;...

Title:Going to Sea in a Sieve
Author:Danny Baker
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-11-06


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