Only Fools and Stories: From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost (Hardback)David Jason (author)
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From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost, David Jason takes us behind the scenes and under the skins of some of the nations best loved characters.
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.
Among others, David worked alongside Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Bob Monkhouse and, of course, 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.
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 618 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm
"A memoir that's as entertaining and warm as Only Fools and Horses" - Daily Mail
"A terrific storyteller ... An essential purchase." - On: Yorkshire Magazine
"Jason tells his tales entertainingly and is particularly interesting on the technicalities of comic acting" - S Magazine
"What I love most about [the book] is that, when I read it, I hear your voice speaking every word ... that's what make it, for me, really, really special. Darling Buds of May was a favourite in my household. There are so many wonderful memories and that's what the book is all about" - Christine Lampard
"A genuinely funny man - 5 Stars" - Sunday Sport
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“hilarious and heart-warming!”
What an absolute gem of a book! After reading the first part of his autobiography I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one!
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Fantastic read from a very funny man and great actor
This was a good book with how David Jason went from strength to strength throughout his career and was an enjoyable read
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