What's the connection between the grandfatherly paul o grady on his chat show today and the mad old lilly savage from the 80's? It's the amazing characters Paul knew when he was a boy, his need to escape from reality when he got to london and his simple love of talented variety performers. Lily was a means to and end. The real Paul O Grady is the one we see on TV today and he's a surprisingly more thoughtful and quieter individual than I had expected. There's a lot of sadness in his life, and in this book. But it's made me an even bigger fan. My only question - why isn't he a judge on Britain's Got Talent - he'd be brilliant!