David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Books: 01462 684631 / Music: 01462 475900

Event Information

Jason Cook, a Reformed Local Gangster, Comes to David's Share · Public Event

Saturday 03 July 2010
10 am to 1 pm
Jason Cook will be signing his novels, There is No Room for Jugglers in my Circus, £5.99 Pen Press and The Ganster’s Runner, £8.99 Pen Press and talk about his former life as a cocaine addicted drug runner.

Jason Cook, a dyslexic and an ex-con, was smoking and selling hash from his bedroom when he was 12. By the time he was 16, he had moved onto ecstasy and became involved with local gangsters. He carried both knives and guns, t...ook steroids and worked out at the gym to build himself up. By 17, he was helping local gangsters collect debts, from money lending to drugs.

Eventually Cook was given a seven and a half year sentence, of which he served two years, nine months. It was during this period in prison that he was able to finally turn his life around. He joined the education programme, and also volunteered for a drug free wing, where he was given help and support to kick his drug habit.

As part of the rehabilitation programme he was encouraged to start writing about his experiences, which he has continued with, and it is what inspired him to write his first book, "There's No Room for Jugglers in my Circus". His first two novels are being used in the local community in 'drug awareness' groups and he has made many appearances in local Library's to talk about his work, writing with dyslexia and his former life.

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Friday 19 October 2018 - 7:30 pm

Prizewinning Historian and Novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore will Discuss and Sign his Book, Written in History, Letters that Changed the World
Monday 05 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Sunday Times Bestseller, Elly Griffiths will Discuss and Sign her Crime Novel, The Stranger Diaries
Tuesday 06 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Cricketer, Derek Pringle will Discuss and Sign his Book, Cricket in the Eighties
Monday 12 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Music Journalist, David Hepworth will Discuss and Sign his Book, Nothing is Real, The Beatles Were Underrated and Other Sweeping Statements About Pop
Wednesday 14 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Editor, Kate Macdonald will Discuss The Conscientious Objector’s Wife , A 100-Year Old Love Story in a WW1 Prison
Thursday 15 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Biographer and Sunday Times Journalist Philip Norman will Discuss and Sign his Book, Slowhand, The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
Monday 19 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Bestselling Novelist, Joanne M. Harris will Discuss and Sign her New Novel, The Blue Salt Road
Wednesday 21 November 2018 - 7:30

Dr Who Script Writer and Novelist, Ben Aaronovitch will Discuss and Sign his Novel in the River of London Series, Lies Sleeping
Monday 26 November 2018 - 7:30

Past Events

Leading Historian and Archaeologist, Neil Faulkner will Discuss and Sign is Book, A Radical History of the World
Tuesday 09 October 2018 - 7:30 pm

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Where is David's Bookshop?

David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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Contact Information

David's Bookshop

01462 684631

David's Music

01462 475900

School Orders

01462 475924

Email

info@davids-bookshops.co.uk

Opening Times

David's Bookshop

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Sat 8am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

David's Music

Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Sat 9am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

David's Cafe

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4pm
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