Smith of Lambeth: And Other Tales: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Smith of Lambeth: And Other Tales: A Memoir (Paperback)


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David Jones has lived a rich and varied life, the highlights of which are beautifully presented in this wry and irresistibly intelligent collection. Not many people can saythey've had a successful career as a structural engineer, boxed andcompeted in swimming and track-and-field tournaments, lived andworked in Tanganyika and Uganda, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, soldprograms at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, acted and sungprofessionally--and written a book about all of it.
Of his entertainment career in particular, he says,"The big reward of performing has been the great people and brilliant musicians I have met over the years. I have had good times, interspersed with disappointments and, sometimes, failure. Failure in performance isusually self-inflicted, mostly due to lack of preparation. . . . I have had some minor success in theater and have been well reviewed. One reviewer said, 'David Jones is a lusty old goat.' How can you beat that?" It is precisely this amalgam of sober irreverence that informsthe memorable moments in the author's life and makes them so readable.

Product Details ISBN: 9781946989277
ISBN-10: 1946989274
Publisher: Full Court Press
Publication Date: February 13th, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English