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David Jason: My Life (Hardback)
  • David Jason: My Life (Hardback)

David Jason: My Life (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 10/10/2013
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This is the national Book Awards Autobiography of the Year 2013. This is the long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain's best-loved actors. Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing. Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the 1960s and '70s: Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Bob Monkhouse and Ronnie Barker. Barker would become a mentor to David, leading to hugely successful stints in Porridge and Open All Hours. It wasn't until 1981, kitted out with a sheepskin jacket, a flat cap, and a clapped-out Reliant Regal, that David found the part that would capture the nation's hearts: the beloved Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in Only Fools and Horses. Never a one-trick pony, he had an award-winning spell as TV's favourite detective Jack Frost, took a country jaunt as Pop Larkin in the Darling Buds of May, and even voiced a crime-fighting cartoon rodent in the much-loved children's show Danger Mouse. But life hasn't all been so easy: from missing out on a key role in Dad's Army to nearly drowning in a freak diving accident, David has had his fair share of ups and downs, and has lost some of his nearest and dearest along the way. David's is a touching, funny and warm-hearted story, which charts the course of his incredible five decades at the top of the entertainment business. He's been a shopkeeper and a detective inspector, a crime-fighter and a market trader, and he ain't finished yet. As Del Boy would say, it's all cushty.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781780891408

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“David Jason - my life”

This is a hugely entertaining and funny autobiography. David Jason has done so much in his career and met and worked with so many great names, that even those with only a passing interest in his life will find this... More

12th November 2013
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“If you like Del Boy, you'll love this”

This reads like David Jason is in the room chatting to you and as such is a very easy read. It is very humorous, although sometimes maybe trying too hard. I felt that a little judicial editing might have made it even... More

15th December 2013
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“not a pageturner”

I've been reading this book for nearly 2 months now. I find it very hard to pick up and carry on with. By now I would have normally given up with a book. I'm not a slow reader at all but this just isn't... More

14th January 2014
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