Stock Image

Take a Girl Like Me: Life With George

Diana Melly

15 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0701179066 / ISBN 13: 9780701179069
Published by Chatto & Windus
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since October 9, 2009 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 7.47 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

2005. Hardcover. Fine in fine dustjacket. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KCD0029053

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Take a Girl Like Me: Life With George

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

About this title


At once heartbreaking and hilarious, this is an addictive and exceptional memoir of a woman’s life and turbulent marriage to a famous musician.

Once there was a girl, pretty, smart and sexy. By sixteen she was married, by seventeen she had a child, and by eighteen she’d sent her son to live with an aunt. By her early twenties, she’d acquired another child and second husband, and life wasn’t going according to plan. Then she met George Melly — famous for being bisexual, for a comic strip and for his music. He was brilliant, impossible, charismatic, kind and outrageous; when he wasn’t performing in jazz clubs, he went fishing — and not just for fish. Sex, drugs and jazz were a heady combination for the girl from Essex, and she found him irresistible. Suddenly it was the swinging sixties and she was juggling babies with one hand and popping pills with the other.

A classic in the making, Take a Girl Like Me is the extraordinary story of a turbulent marriage, of the uncharted trajectory of a woman’s life from the fifties to the new century by way of a glittering gallery of personalities that includes Bruce Chatwin, Jean Rhys, Sonia Orwell, Kenneth Tynan, Jonathan Miller and a host of other luminaries. Written with a unique and clear-eyed self-effacement, it is an exceptional memoir, glowing with life and love.

About the Author:

Diana Melly has been a nightclub hostess, model, novelist, cab driver, wife, mother and grandmother. She has been married to George Melly for forty-four years.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to,

Conor Kenny

Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express