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  • Published: 15 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409094043
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

The Devil Rides Out

The number one bestseller, now in paperback...

Birkenhead, 1973. The eighteen-year-old Paul O'Grady gets ready for a big Saturday night out on the town. New white T-shirt, freshly ironed jeans, looking good. As he bids farewell to his mum, who's on the phone to his auntie, and wanders off down the street in a cloud of aftershave, he hears her familiar cry: 'Oh, the devil rides out tonight, Annie. The devil rides out!'

The further adventures of Paul O'Grady - following on from the million-copy-selling At My Mother's Knee - are, if anything, even more hilarious and outrageous than what has come before.To say that The Devil Rides Out is action-packed is an understatement. Its extraordinary cast of characters includes lords and ladies, the legendary Vera, a serial killer, more prostitutes than you can shake a stick at and drag queens of every shape and size. Wickedly funny, often moving, and searingly honest, Paul's tales of the unexpected will make your jaw drop and your hair stand on end. And you'll laugh like a drain. The Devil Rides Out is one hell of a read!

  • Pub date: 15 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409094043
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady first came to fame in the guise of Lily Savage, and was nominated for a Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1991. Lily later became a regular on This Morning, took over the bed on The Big Breakfast and presented Blankety Blank, but has now retired (reportedly). Paul, of course, went on to further success presenting his chat shows on Channel 4 and ITV, For the Love of Dogs and Animal Orphans on ITV, and his weekly show on BBC Radio 2, inter alia. His four volumes of autobiography - At My Mother's Knee, The Devil Rides Out, Still Standing and Open the Cage, Murphy - are all Sunday Times bestsellers.

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Praise for The Devil Rides Out

“If you only buy one celeb memoir this year, make it this one”

News of the World

“Far and away the best writer of the lot... his turn of phrase is a joy”

The Sunday Times

“Even funnier and more touching than the million-selling first volume. I defy anyone not to enjoy this book”

Jilly Cooper, Daily Telegraph

“La Cage Aux Folles meets Withnail and I”

The Sunday Times

“It's sharply written, very self-aware and makes you laugh out loud”

Mark Sanderson, Daily Telegraph

“He writes so well, and takes you so skilfully into disparate Merseyside and London subcultures”

John Dugdale, Guardian

“Genuinely gripping and fascinating sequel to O'Grady's first volume of celebrity memoir”

The Sunday Times

“A wonderfully evocative writer”

Janet Street-Porter, Daily Mail

“Laugh-out-loud moments ensue, as he paints a vivid picture of life in Birkenhead, involving colourful characters. Paul's alter ego Lily Savage makes her first appearance and there are many jaw-dropping tales”


“Strikingly original, a rewarding read whether or not you're a big O'Grady fan already”

David Sexton, London Evening Standard

“Warm, moving and funny”


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