A Young Man's Passage

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One of Britain’s most loved comic entertainers; this is Julian Clary’s story, in his own words — a touching, beautifully written and wryly-witty account of a unique progression from shy child to comedy icon.

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Conceived in broad daylight in Clacton-on-Sea in the summer of 1958, Julian was born the following May to Peter Clary, a policeman, and Brenda. He lived in Surbiton with his parents and two older sisters, looking after guinea pigs and never even going to a single disco, until he left for Goldsmith's College at 18 to study Drama. From this epoch, the real Julian Clary catapulted himself to stardom. A veteran of the Edinburgh Festival and Royal Variety Show with countless other stage and screen credits, Julian recently reached the latter stages of the BBC's celebrity ballroom dancing contest, Strictly Come Dancing, and is now the face of BBC One's primetime National Lottery show, Come and Have A Go. He lives in Camden Town with a cat called Gloria and a little mongrel called Valerie.

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"An amazing story ... a human testament worthy of a hundred of the more luvvy memoirs spouting self-congratulation" -- Andrew O'Hagan * Telegraph * "A wryly engaging romp" * The Sunday Times * "A witty, charming autobiography" * Heat * "This is a beautifully honest and sensitive account of a life and career stuffed full of surprising detail. I, for one, never knew Julian was gay" -- Paul Merton "Brilliant" -- Jimmy Carr

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