'Part confession, part call to arms and wholly entertaining' OBSERVER
'Her writing style is as kooky and digestible as Bill Bryson's . . . A fun-filled, fact-packed, memorable ride' SUNDAY TIMES
'Full of wit and wisdom' RADIO TIMES
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'.
I am not exaggerating when I say this is one of the best books I have ever read in my life. Sandi is wise, hilarious, and deeply relatable. Her stories teach one about love, hope, tragedy, loneliness, perseverance, and fascinating history.
Through reading this book, I laughed, cried, and learned in a soothingly meandering pattern that meant I was always surprised by the turns taken. If you’re even slightly curious, don’t hesitate. Read this book at once. I can’t see any way you’d be sorry.