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The astonishing and inspiring autobiography of Ricky Tomlinson, one of Britain’s best-loved actors and entertainers.

Famous as the loveable couch potato Jim Royle of The Royle Family, Ricky Tomlinson has entertained millions without ever leaving his armchair. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he surprises yet again with a remarkable story of love, hardship, humour, injustice and triumph. His mother used to tell him that he had lived three lives, but even se miscounted. He has been a plasterer, banjo player, stand-up comic, union agitator, political activist; film extra, award-winning actor and unwilling guest of Her Majesty’s prison service.

©2012 Ricky Tomlinson (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • keith
  • 05-07-17

Great read

Where does Ricky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

2 because his book is full of sadness from most of his life he is a great read he comes back up in the end

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He tells it as it is

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I was sad when it took to 1970 to have children and 1973 when he was jailed how he kept sane I don't know he was a great actor loved roughnecks and the royle family

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  • PJ
  • 07-16-16

superb audiobook

superb audiobook great life story of Ricky tomlinson also brilliant narration by Ricky tomlinson loved it

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  • gemma
  • 05-01-16

brilliant

loved ricky in brookside. he.s one i.d love a beer n a chat with. deffo.

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  • JOE CORDWELL
  • 04-08-15

Nice one Ricky

Even though read by Ricky Tomlinson the book was a better read, I felt Ricky left a lot out of the book, his funny stories. This was more of a highlight of his book, so I was disappointed by this. However I appreciated he did tell the story just wish it was word by word of the book version.

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  • DerekSmith77
  • 03-23-16

What a life

What a story and what a life. From his days in prison to his work in film and television this is an amazing story. Hope he gets his pardon for his mate.

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