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  • Published: 22 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473529434
  • Imprint: Virgin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 15 hr 18 min
  • Narrators: Wilfred Frost, George Frost, Lady Carina Frost, Rory Bremner, Michael Fenner
  • RRP: $27.99

Frost: That Was The Life That Was

The Authorised Biography




The official biography of the iconic Sir David Frost

Sir David Frost, who died suddenly in August 2013, was the only person to have met and interviewed every British Prime Minister since Harold Wilson as well as seven Presidents of the United States. Other world leaders he interviewed included Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vladimir Putin, Henry Kissinger, Benazir Bhutto, Shimon Peres, Yasser Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu. Many of these encounters were set amid the turbulence of world events with the interviews becoming defining moments of history themselves. And yet there was so much more than politics: Frost’s interviews saw him lock horns with film stars, royalty, musicians, comedians, authors and sporting heroes. His range was unique and extraordinary and is unlikely ever to be equalled.


From his humble background as the son of a Methodist minister, through his defining years at Cambridge and then quickly onwards through the 1960s to when Frost became the most successful TV host in the world, his work defined the mood of the moment. During that period, Frost didn’t just report the news, he made the news. This would be a trait he carried throughout his life and career.

Frost: That Was The Life That Was, written in collaboration with Sir David Frost's wife and three sons, features many unpublished writings from Frost and exclusive access to his vast archive. It also offers opinions on Frost from his extraordinary list of friends. Frost is an epic story of personal achievement set amidst a rapidly changing world, encountering the great and the good that have dominated news and entertainment over the last fifty years.

  • Published: 22 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473529434
  • Imprint: Virgin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 15 hr 18 min
  • Narrators: Wilfred Frost, George Frost, Lady Carina Frost, Rory Bremner, Michael Fenner
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Neil Hegarty

Neil Hegarty was born in Derry in 1970. He is the author of Dublin: A View from the Ground. His short fiction and essays have been published widely and his journalism has appeared in the Irish Times and Daily Telegraph. His radio play, The Story of Peggy Mountain, was shortlisted for RTE's P J O'Connor Award; and he has written radio documentaries on the Irish diaspora in Newfoundland and Argentina.

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Praise for Frost: That Was The Life That Was

Remarkably frank and illuminating

The Sunday Times

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