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Love is an Uphill Thing (Coronet Books) [Paperback]

Jimmy Savile
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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; New edition edition (1 Jan 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340199253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340199251
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11.2 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 501,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars reading it was an uphill struggle 23 Oct 2012
Found an old copy of this book and had a read, I say had a read, its more accurate to say I thumbed through it reading at best three pages overall.
But from what I guess it says, its all about how Jimmy Savile was still keeping up a high level of fitness which as it turns out, came in very useful as the teenage girls kept running up hill to try and escape from him. Thats why you may have seen Jimmy with a large butterfly net hanging out the side of an old Milk Float attempting to catch girls between passing lamp posts as he hurtled down the street at a reckless 4Mph.

Now poor Jimmy has died, his ghost haunts scout camp sites making the same wailing noises while jangling chains that he made while he was alive
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hiding in plain sight 3 May 2013
Format:Paperback which the protagonist admits to having kept an underage teenage runaway at his place overnight as a 'reward' for finding her with full knowledge and acceptance of the 'reward' by the local lads in blue. Stunning.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 17 Oct 2012
By Rob
Well, in the light of recent news stories I thought it was about time to re-visit this book and hear from the man himself all about what he was upto whilst going 'from rags to riches' as he put it. It is a remarkable yarn all about him growing up in Leeds before going down t'pit to work with miners. (careful spelling needed there) after which he became a wrestler which involved a lot of grabbing hold of people and grunting and sweating, all skills he would certainly need in later life. It was interesting to hear of his love of fine cigars. Made me think of Bill Clinton for some reason. Moving on, he got involved in the night club scene in the north of England, where he got the chance to work with such esteemed characters as Gary Glitter, bofore betting his big break on the radio, which fortunately for us meant confining him to a ship out at sea. We all heaved a breath of relief that day. Then on 30th September 1967, the launch of Radio 1 saw the cigar chomping sex case embracing national stardom, together with any teenagers he could manage to corner. Oddly, the book misses this part out. All in all, a fascinating work of fiction as told by the repugnant self obsessed paedophile in his own words. Hows about that then?
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1.0 out of 5 stars May be a good book, but! 23 Feb 2014
By demarion - Published on
This may be a good book. It may be worth reading. If, that is, personal revulsion at its being written by pederast Jimmy Savile can be put aside long enough to read this book.
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