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A Del of a Life: The hilarious #1 bestseller from the national treasure Paperback – 16 Sept. 2021
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THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER: a hilarious and heartfelt new autobiography from the national treasure Sir David Jason
'There are British telly icons and then there is Sir David Jason. This book is such gold . . . an absolute delight' ZOE BALL
'During my life and career I have been given all sorts of advice and learned huge amounts from some great and enormously talented people. I've been blessed to play characters such as Derek Trotter, Granville, Pop Larkin and Frost, who have changed my life in all sorts of ways, and taught me lessons that go far beyond the television set. And I've worked a few things out for myself as well, about friendship, ambition, rejection, success, failure, adversity and fortune.
With any luck, some of these thoughts and observations will chime with episodes and challenges you have faced, or are facing, in your own life. And if they don't. . . well, hopefully, at the very least you'll get to have a good old laugh at my expense.
So lean back, pour yourself a glass, and try not to fall through the bar flap . . .'
'An absolute delight . . . a romp with so much detail. Offers wisdom in difficult times . . . like being invited into his living room' BBC BREAKFAST
'It's beautifully written . . . so conversational and chatty . . . it's so lovely and warm' CHRIS MOYLES
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Your book is lovely, it's beautifully written [...] your style of writing is so conversational and chatty [...] it's so lovely and warm -- Chris Moyles
The former trainee electrician shares heartfelt and hilarious wisdom[...] With his characteristic warmth and wit, Jason shines a wonderful new light on the charactersand shows that fans have come to love him for ― Candis
Hilarious and heartfelt new autobiography from the national treasure Sir David Jason ― Eastern Daily Press
A man who's been a star for over 50 years -- Alex Jones
About the Author
Sir David Jason was born in 1940 in North London. His acting career has been long and varied: from his theatre work in the West End to providing the voices of Mr Toad from The Wind in the Willows, Dangermouse and The BFG. From Open All Hours to The Darling Buds of May to his starring roles as Detective Inspector Frost in A Touch of Frost and, of course, Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in Only Fools and Horses.
The 1996 Only Fools Christmas special 'Time on Our Hands' was seen live by 24.35 million viewers and to this day is the UK's most-watched comedy show of all time.
David Jason is the author of three No.1 Sunday Times bestselling books: My Life; Only Fools & Stories and A Del of a Life.
- Publisher : Arrow; Reprint edition (16 Sept. 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1787465365
- ISBN-13 : 978-1787465367
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 2.29 x 19.69 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2020
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As I was reading, I found myself searching online for video clips of programmes and events mentioned, laughing along with both the book and these clips as I went! Some moved me to tears with the fond memories they evoked, and I loved hearing of his Bafta awarded by Ronnie Barker, and then watching their obvious great friendship on the clip afterwards. Sir David Jason is without a doubt high up there with, not just the comedy greats, but the acting greats of our time. I consider myself lucky to have been around to watch many of his programmes the first time around, and then lucky enough again to be able to keep revisiting them over the years. This book is a funny and warm-hearted recollection of his life by the great man himself! Would definitely recommend.
I really enjoyed reading about fools and horses and the title led me to believe that it may contain more only fools stories. Found the stories about the fools and horses convention really interesting, and the impact the show had on peoples lives (mine included) I got quite tierd of it and struggled to finish it. I feel guilty about the lack of stars but its my opinion and it dragged on. Living legend yes, the book could of been so much better.
And this year more than any it’s nice to read a good book that leaves you with a smile .