Memoirs for Sayle

Alexei signs new book deal

Alexei Sayle is to write his first volume of memoirs.

The comic has signed a deal with publishers Hachette to release an autobiography about his life growing up in the city during the Sixties and Seventies.

But the timescale means the memoirs will not cover his rise to prominence, which started when he compered the early days of the Comedy Store when it opened in 1979.

The deal was struck following the success of his three-part BBC Two series Alexei Sayle’s Liverpool.

Sayle has previously written two novels and two collections of short stories since his debut Barcelona Plates in 2000.

Publisher Carole Welch said: ‘I'm absolutely certain that it will be a very special book. Alexei is one of the most original voices writing today.'

Published: 30 Sep 2008

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