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Summary

The stories from his childhood in Somerset are vivid and moving: his grandfather with his tin leg, his mother at the mills, and his uncle, the ferret keeper and the black sheep of the family for ‘carrying on’ with married women.

Keith Floyd spent a short spell on a local newspaper, and then, in a hilarious episode, joined the army. After he and the Ministry of Defence decided that they did not suit each other, he took his first cooking job as an assistant vegetable cook in a Bristol hotel. The great period of bistros and cafes had dawned and Keith Floyd was in the forefront, cooking in an open kitchen, with Pink Floyd blaring from the speakers.

What is wonderful about this book is the vividness of the scenes he paints and the deftness with which he draws the characters – including his several wives. Those who have admired Keith Floyd’s way with a whisk will now be impressed to discover and enjoy his remarkable skill with words.

©2010 HarperCollins Publisher (P)2010 HarperCollins Publisher

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We all miss you floyd

Great book read before as a book. But was fantastic hearing Floyd reading out the story of his life. I became a chef because of this man, he inspired a love of food in me from an early age...
Have another slup on me..

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Love kieth floyd

Brilliant, something about Keith Floyd reminds me of my childhood. Such a story teller and likes food and alcohol, my kind of guy.

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Too Short!

I only wish this was longer. Brilliant story teller, great story. Shame it was over so soon.

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Far too short

The best of this book is the narration. Typical Floyd. Fans will love it. A rollercoaster life described with humour. Irreverent and funny. But far too short so it makes you consider it’s value in monetary terms. Overall, if you are a Floyd fan, it’s worth it because he is the narrator. Otherwise, probably not.

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The most touching autobiography I have ever read

This must be one of the most enchanting tales of another human being that I have ever read. A book beautifully written and read by Keith himself which makes you want to laugh and cry in equal measure.
An undoubtedly gifted man he lived life to the full and left untold collateral damage along the way. But whatever the downside, his tale will touch many with all sorts of lessons on life, love and business. A lovely, lovely book.

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honest

a great insight into a character before TV went all celeb mad and controlled. RIP he was my kind of cook.

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Great but too short!

This was a really good listen, just a shame it is abridged :( narration is awesome.

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The best compliment I can give this book is that it was far too short.
If you love Floyd then you will love this...

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I wish there was more

It's difficult to explain why but I love it, Floyd is seriously addictive! Such a crazy life.

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Nice read

Short be enjoyable. Keith comes across as a great bloke If you like Floyd you sill enjoy this