Win a copy of Alexei Sayle’s ‘Thatcher Stole my Trousers’

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The second volume of Alexei Sayle’s autobiography, Thatcher Stole my Trousers. You can win your own copy!

Ask me to name alternative comedians and Alexei Sayle’s name would probably come top of the list. During my younger years he was a very prolific character in the media and his high-octane antics kept me amused and entertained when I was a teenager.

Sayle has just published his second set of memoirs called Thatcher Stole My Trousers. Five lucky readers of Dadbloguk can win their own copy by taking part in the simple Rafflecopter below.

First of all, a bit about the book. This set of memoirs follows on from the first volume Stalin Ate my Homework. Having had a read, I’ve found this second volume to be funny and enlightening in equal measures. It picks up Sayle’s story from 1971 when the left-leaning art student started performing in working men’s clubs.

I wasn’t aware just how influential Sayle’s career has been. After performing in working men’s clubs, he went on to become the original MC of London’s Comedy Store before having major roles in the Comic Strip and also the Young Ones. Along the way he also released the comedy single Ullo John Got a New Motor. Despite this being a huge hit while I was at school, I didn’t realise Sayle was responsible for it!

The book comes with some brilliant photos. Let’s just say that in his younger days, Sayle had facial hair to rival anything sported by Lemmy.

I’m not going to say any more about Sayle’s autobiography as I don’t wish to spoil it for any potential readers or competition winners. To enter simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions. All you need do is tweet about the competition, visit the dadbloguk Facebook page or leave a comment below, completing a very easy sentence.

The competition ends at midnight on 22 March. Winners will be notified via email. Very best of luck!

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  1. March 15, 2016 / 10:30 am

    I interviewed the great man for a magazine I worked for once upon a time and he’s easily the most interesting celebrity I’ve spoken to. Most gave short answers and were over in 15 minutes – we chatted for around an hour about communism and it was ace!

  2. March 15, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Oh, and, ‘motor’, by the way!

  3. Chris Andrews
    March 15, 2016 / 11:50 am

    “Ullo John, got a new. . . . . . . . . Harley then eh?”

  4. iain maciver
    March 15, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Ullo John, got a new. . . ” motor

  5. David Patrick
    March 15, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Ullo John, got a new motor!

    ‘Ere. Did you kill my brother? Nah? Must have been me then!

  6. Harline parkin
    March 15, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Ullo John got a new motor

  7. Julie Paton
    March 15, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Ullo John, got a new. . . Motor !

  8. laura banks
    March 15, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Ullo John, got a new. . . motor

  9. Alan Burrows
    March 15, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    “Ullo John, got a new. . . “MOTOR

  10. claire woods
    March 15, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Ullo John, got a new motor!

  11. michelle o'neill
    March 16, 2016 / 11:55 am

    motor lol

  12. Ruth Harwood
    March 17, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Motor xx

  13. Suzanne Birtles
    March 19, 2016 / 12:11 am

    Ullo John got a new motor

  14. Victoria Prince
    March 20, 2016 / 7:22 am

    Ullo John Got a New Motor 🙂

  15. Adrian Bold
    March 20, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Ullo John got a new motor

  16. charlie pope
    March 20, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    motor…or rather mowta!

  17. Sheri Darby
    March 20, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    Ullo John, got a new motor

  18. Natalie Crossan
    March 21, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    Ullo John, got a new motor

  19. Fiona Foskett
    March 21, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Ullo John, got a new motor!

  20. maggie fawcett
    March 21, 2016 / 8:17 pm


  21. Diane Duggan
    March 21, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Ullo John got a new motor.

  22. Spencer Wright
    March 21, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    …Motor. I loved Alexei Sayle’s Stuff 🙂

  23. Jessica Powell
    March 21, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    Ullo John got a new motor