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The Lick of Love How dogs changed my life

Written by Julian Clary

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The Lick of Love How dogs changed my life Synopsis

From one of Britain's best-loved comedians comes this wonderfully funny, sharp and touching memoir and a celebration of the bond between man and dog - an autobidography, if you will. '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' Joanne Harris '. . . 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' Joanna Cannon 'A quirky and witty excavation of memory lane in the company of his furry canine friends' Dame Joan Collins The Lick of Love takes us on a tour of Julian's colourful life - and wherever life has taken him, Julian has had a dog by his side. Fanny the Wonder Dog, who came into Julian's life when he was somewhat adrift, propelled him up the ranks of the alternative comedy circuit and onto television. Valerie, the whippet cross-breed escorted Julian through his forties, the Germaine Greer to his Bernard Manning. Albert, a jaunty geezer type who was sent to acclimatise Julian to middle age and helped him seduce his now husband, before being joined by naughty but nice Gigi, an unpredictable fur bullet of a dog. These canine characters have been there, bearing witness, on and off stage. Whether writing about encounters in seedy London nightclubs, finding success on television with Sticky Moments, the death of his partner, that Normant Lamont joke, a narrow squeak with a thwarted eastern European plot to kidnap him, his move to the country, or finally settling down, falling in love and getting married, Julian's unique voice bounces off the page. Ultimately, The Lick of Love is the story of a fascinating life and a love letter to the dogs that have played a loving and near constant part of it. Told with humour and great honesty, this promises to be one of the best memoirs of the year. 'Whatever else is going on, it is the water bowl in the kitchen, the dog hair on my jumper, the knowing gaze from the dog in the basket beside me that comforts me and tells me that all is well.' JC

The Lick of Love How dogs changed my life Press Reviews

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 * Joanne Harris * I felt the Licks of Love on every page... It's quite simply an uplifting read, with bits of drama and tears thrown in * Dana Gillespie * . . . 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 * Joanna Cannon *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529412505
Publication date: 14th October 2021
Author: Julian Clary
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages

About Julian Clary

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 ...

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