Gyles Brandreth, author, actor, former MP, One Show reporter, Gogglebox star, QI and Have I Got News For You, talks about his new childhood memoir – Odd Boy Out.
'I am what my childhood made me.’
In Odd Boy Out, the veteran of Countdown provides an extraordinarily revealing account of growing up and coming of age in an apparently well-to-do but always strapped-for-cash middle-class English family.
It is a story about the ordinary things - family life, happiness, ambition, and love, but it is also about adventures - meeting princes and presidents, visiting Death Row in America, exploring the sex clubs of Copenhagen. It is a story of a boy blessed with wit and what he got up to and the people he met growing up in the most wonderful city in all the world in those extraordinary years after the Second World War. The autobiography is filled with unforgettable stories by one of the country's most unlikely personalities. It is a powerful and passionate exploration of childhood - how our heritage, our parents, and our upbringing make us who we are.
‘You can expect to find Brandreth entertainingly unleashed on the people he’s known and the places he’s been. Without hesitation or repetition, the Just a Minute star delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wisdom, nostalgia, and riotous name-dropping.’
Join Gyles Brandreth at the Capitol Theatre in Horsham, West Sussex on Sunday 26 September 2021 at 5 pm where he will also discuss his autobiography. To purchase your ticket, please visit https://www.thecapitolhorsham.com/whats-on/all-shows/gyles-brandreth-odd-boy-out/18938/#
‘Odd Boy Out: The ‘hilarious, eye-popping, unforgettable’ autobiography’ is now on sale, to purchase Gyles’ book, head over to: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Odd-Boy-Out-Gyles-Brandreth/dp/0241483719/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=