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A Del of a Life

by David Jason

Biography / Autobiography

A Del of a Life Synopsis

''So lithe,' they say. 'So spry and sparkling. So uncannily youthful. How on earth do you do it?'

Well, what can I tell you? An hour of tai chi first thing in the morning, an HIIT work-out with my personal trainer, a bowl of steamed kale and a handful of almonds for lunch, and then two hours of yoga in the afternoon followed by an ice bath - this is a routine which I'm sure would work miracles for anyone of any age, although I can't be entirely sure because I haven't myself adopted any aspect of it at any point.

Fortunately, 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 . . .' 

A Del of a Life Press Reviews

A man who's been a star for over 50 years -- Alex Jones Hilarious and heartfelt new autobiography from the national treasure Sir David Jason - Eastern Daily Press

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

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 book is such gold [...] David writes with this wonderful sense of humour and has so many incredible stories [...] The book is an absolute delight -- Zoe Ball -

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ISBN: 9781473580985
Publication date: 29/10/2020
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Format: Audiobook

ISBN: 9781529125115
Publication date: 29/10/2020
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529125115
Publication date: 29th October 2020
Author: David Jason
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
Categories: Memoirs, Humour, Autobiography: arts & entertainment,

About David Jason

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 voices for Mr Toad from The Wind in the Willows, Danger Mouse and The BFG; and from Open All Hours and 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. He lives with his wife, Gill, and their daughter, Sophie, in Buckinghamshire.

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