A Del of a Life: The hilarious #1 bestseller from the national treasure Hardcover – 29 Oct. 2020
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- Publisher : Century (29 Oct. 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1529125111
- ISBN-13 : 978-1529125115
- Dimensions : 15.88 x 3.18 x 23.5 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 2,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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And this year more than any it’s nice to read a good book that leaves you with a smile .
Each chapter is an insight into what his life was like as an actor and trying to catch a break. There are disappointments along the way as well as some well deserved highs. We get little snippets of behind the scenes and the writers and actors that David has met and worked with along the way.
I especially loved reading of the friendship that he and Ronnie Barker had. Ronnie was somewhat of a mentor to David and the respect and admiration that David has for him is very much felt when he talks about him. The author also shares some pictures with his readers of which I really enjoyed looking at and again brought back memories of some of my favourite shows.
A Del of a Life is a wonderful behind the scenes insight into a national treasure. David Jason is an actor who can do no wrong for me. I don’t think there has ever been anything I’ve seen him in that I didn’t enjoy. This is the first book that I have read about him of which he is obviously quite a private man. This book was the perfect opportunity to get to know the man behind the characters. I especially love when he talks about his time writing the book and during lockdown. It gives you a sense that no matter who you are, we are all in the same boat. Would whole heartedly recommend.
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.