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Published: 2021
No of Pages: 224
RRP: 29.95 (Ebook: $14.95)
Dimensions: 153x234 mm
ISBN Print: 978-0-6485233-7-6
ISBN E-Pub: 978-0-6485233-9-0
ISBN PDF: 978-0-6485233-8-3

Time Flies

Time Flies is an idiosyncratic memoir with a distinctive voice and a sense of the absurd: a wistful, reflective, sometimes comic view of a childhood in a remote mining village in Southern Spain, the dislocating shock of a Scottish boarding school education, and a remarkable introduction to working life in London at Time Out then at Virgin, both at the peak of their maverick self-confidence. A tireless spokesman for the company, and an improbable mouthpiece for the Sex Pistols at the time of their greatest fame and vilification, he later went on to produce numerous notable films, several classics among them.

A significant Australian film maker, Al Clark is also a superb writer and humorist, as this first volume of memoirs attests. A joyful experience.” Phillip Adams

An extraordinary life, observed with humour and fascinating tales of celebrities in the music and movie worlds.” Bruce Beresford

On Monday 24th May between 8 and 9:30 pm James Tsai, on his radio show Spirit House on Eastside FM (89.7) or live stream on  talking to a very special guest, Al Clark, film producer of Australian iconic films Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Chopper, Swinging Safari and also his UK Virgin Films productions of 1984 and Absolute Beginners. The interview is going to revolve around Al’s early life and career in Europe and Virgin Records/Films; the main topic of his memoir “Time Flies”. Stay tuned!! #sexpistols #xtc #virginrecords #robertwyatt #eastsideradio #sydney #kevinayers #eurythmics #davidbowie #australianfilms #britishfilms

Hear Phillip Adams interview Al Clark about his memoir TIME FLIES on LNL ABCRN

Read the interview with Al Clark on And also 

See the clips below from the launch of TIME FLIES at Gleebooks with an ‘In Conversation’ between Al  Clark and David Stratton. 

Total Rupture:
Richard Branson:
Company Publicist:
Film (A Shocking Accident):

Santa (Omar Story):

Interview with Richard Branson and Al Clark discussing TIME FLIES on

Time Flies Podcast


About the Author

Al Clark

Al Clark was born in Huelva, Spain, and educated at two Scottish boarding schools and one English university.

Once a journalist at Time Out magazine, then publicity director of Virgin Records in London, he has written three books, produced 20 feature films – including Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Blessed and Red Hill – and been on the juries of several international film festivals. Elected to the boards of the Australian Film Commission (1989-1992) and later Screen Australia (2014-2017), he was the recipient of the 2013 AACTA Raymond Longford Award for lifetime achievement. He lives in Sydney.

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