Del Boy's Autobiography

Only Fools And Horses. Image shows from L to R: Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield), Del (David Jason), Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst). Copyright: BBC.

Only Fools And Horses

Sitcom about two market traders, Del Boy and his brother Rodney

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Dave

  • Monday 12th October 2015, 8:44pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Is this official?

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shaggy292

  • Monday 12th October 2015, 10:18pm
  • London, England
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Of course it's pukka my son. Typed on an original Elizabeth I typewriter.

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TheBlueNun

  • Monday 12th October 2015, 10:33pm
  • London, United Kingdom
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'Dave' - did you write the review detailed on the link you shared? Are you the mysterious 'Amazon Customer'?

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Dave

  • Monday 12th October 2015, 11:33pm
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Quote: TheBlueNun @ 12th October 2015, 10:33 PM BST

'Dave' - did you write the review detailed on the link you shared? Are you the mysterious 'Amazon Customer'?

No. I haven't read the book and I'm a little skeptical about it. I'm reminded of those two awful tie-ins 'The Trotter Way to Romance' and 'The Trotter Way to Millions which came out in the early '90s.

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Davey Jay

  • Tuesday 13th October 2015, 12:17am
  • Manchester, England
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unfortunately the person who should have written this is no longer with us. It can't fulfil what it should be doing

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Tuesday 13th October 2015, 7:21am
  • Mirfield, England
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It's very expensive for a kindle book.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 13th October 2015, 12:57pm [Edited]
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Quote: Davey Jay @ 13th October 2015, 12:17 AM BST

unfortunately the person who should have written this is no longer with us.

Del Boy dead? Teary

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TheBlueNun

  • Tuesday 13th October 2015, 1:05pm [Edited]
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Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 13th October 2015, 12:57 PM BST

Del Boy dead? Teary

Tragic isn't it? I hope that he's interred in the Trotter Family Plot so that Racquel, Damien and Mickey Pearce can pay their respects to their departed partner/father/mentor?

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DougWonnacott

  • Tuesday 13th October 2015, 2:30pm
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Quote: TheBlueNun @ 13th October 2015, 1:05 PM BST

Tragic isn't it? I hope that he's interred in the Trotter Family Plot so that Racquel, Damien and Mickey Pearce can pay their respects to their departed partner/father/mentor?

Mickey Pearce would nick the headstone.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 13th October 2015, 4:29pm
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Would John Sullivan be good at writing a fake autobiography anyway, being a scriptwriter? Just sying.

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TheBlueNun

  • Tuesday 13th October 2015, 6:50pm
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Quote: DougWonnacott @ 13th October 2015, 2:30 PM BST

Mickey Pearce would nick the headstone.

He just might. I reckon he'd at least place a trilby hat on it if left in situ, failing that, he'd use it to build a large sunken bath and install it in one of the chichi townhouses which dominate the Peckham Rye Conservation Zone.

Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 13th October 2015, 4:29 PM BST

Would John Sullivan be good at writing a fake autobiography anyway, being a scriptwriter? Just sying.

Good point, he may not have been able to. I guess that we'll never know now. I have a novelisation of the first series of OFITG written by David Renwick and it's pretty good.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Tuesday 13th October 2015, 8:23pm [Edited]
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Quote: Dave @ 12th October 2015, 11:33 PM BST

No. I haven't read the book and I'm a little skeptical about it.

So am I. But if it's well written and not just a sell out of the "brand" OFAH then I might get persuaded to order this (ordering from the UK isn't very cheap). But I need more information about it, maybe more user/buyer commentaries.

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Dave

  • Thursday 15th October 2015, 9:31pm
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Yes, I knew it was happening, I just didn't know if it was official.

By the way, in the press release, 'Damien' said that Trigger can't read. Well, that's wrong, for a start. In 'Modern Men', Trigger said he walked into a Mind Your Head sign as a schoolboy. "Of course I saw it," he said. "But in those days I couldn't read!" Implication being, he can't now. Doesn't bode well. Rock & Chips undermined Trigger's intellect too.