Author(s): Clive James
âe~Arriving in Cambridge on my first day as an undergraduate, I could see nothing except a cold white October mist. At the age of twenty-four I was a complete failure, with nothing to show for my life except a few poems nobody wanted to publish in book form.âe(tm) Falling Towards England âe" the second volume of Clive Jamesâe(tm)s âe~Unreliable Memoirsâe(tm) âe" was meant to be the last. Thankfully, that's not the case. In âe~Unreliable Memoirs IIIâe(tm), Clive details his time at Cambridge, including film reviewing, writing poetry, falling in love (often), and marrying (once) during May Week âe" which was not only in June but also two weeks long . . . âe~Nobody writes like Clive James; he has invented a styleâe(tm) Spectator âe~He turns phrases, mixes together cleverness and clownishness, and achieves a fluency and a level of wit that make his pages truly shimmer . . . May Week Was In June is vintage Jamesâe(tm) Financial Times
Clive James is the author of more than thirty books. As well as his memoirs, he has published essays, literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels. As a television performer he has appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the Postcard series of travel documentaries. He helped to found the independent television production company Watchmaker and the Internet enterprise Welcome Stranger, one of whose offshoots is a multimedia personal website, www.clivejames.com. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature.