The long-awaited memoir from one of Britain's best-loved characters - presenter of QI, former host of The Great British Bake Off
'Wise and kind... part celebration, part confession... it will make you miss your stop' Observer
'A fun-filled, fact-packed, memorable ride' Sunday Times
'Life-affirming and addictive' Sunday Express
Between the Stops is a sort of a memoir, my sort. It's about a bus trip really, because it's my view from the Number 12 bus.
From a brief history of lady gangsters at Elephant and Castle to anecdotes about boarding school, this is the long-awaited memoir from one of Britain's best-loved characters. Presenter of QI, former host of The Great British Bake Off, writer, broadcaster, activist and comic on stage, screen and radio for nearly forty years: this is an autobiography with a difference - as only Sandi Toksvig can tell it.
A funny and moving trip through memories, musings and the many delights on the number 12 route, Between the Stops is also an inspiration to us all to get off our phones, look up and talk to each other because as Sandi says: 'some of the greatest trips lie on our own doorstep'.
Didn’t want the book to end
Sandi is a brilliant writer, making you laugh and cry at the same time. A little snapshot into life and the knowledge she carries with her every day.
A Series of Reminiscences
Sandi Toksvig is a skilful raconteur. Her witty reminiscences meander gently along like the No. 12 bus in London traffic. I could practically hear her voice musing about this and that. With a ton of historical tidbits about the Dulwich area, this is a gentle and comfortable book to curl up on the sofa with a hot chocolate, or glass of wine on a lazy Sunday afternoon. There were so many anecdotes I loved that it is difficult to pick any favourites but I really loved the story of the audition with Noel Fielding for GBBO. Give this book a try, you won’t be disappointed.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I laughed and cried.