Ebury Publishing will publish the "autobiography" of “Only Fools and Horses” character Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter, titled He Who Dares.
Kelly Ellis, senior commissioning editor, acquired world rights in all languages from the John Sullivan estate.
The comedy character, a South London entrepreneur, was portrayed in the long-running BBC sitcom by actor David Jason.
In the book, Trotter, who hails from Peckham, will share never-before-told stories of his childhood, offer nuggets of business advice for budding entrepreneurs and will tell his tale of rags to riches to rags to rich(ish) in full. Ebury is using the tagline: “You’ve heard of The Wolf of Wall Street, now meet The Pug of Peckham.”
Trotter said: “My story can finally be read all over the world. Being bisexual in French, petit felous as they say in Normandy, I’ll probably do the translation myself.”
Andrew Goodfellow, deputy publisher, added: “I look forward to seeing Del’s autobiography on the reading list of every right-thinking business school in the land and gracing the better bookshops of Peckham this autumn.”
He Who Dares will be published on 8th October 2015 under the specially created imprint Peckham Press.