Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus (Hardback)
  • Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus (Hardback)
  • Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus (Hardback)
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Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus (Hardback)

Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 31/10/2019
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A typically eccentric memoir from one of the funniest women in the land, Between the Stops details Sandi Toksvig’s life via the medium of the Number 12 bus route. Deliciously witty and charmingly discursive, this is a feel-good treat for all comedy fans.

This long-awaited memoir from one of Britain's best-loved celebrities - a writer, broadcaster, activist, comic on stage, screen and radio for nearly forty years, presenter of QI and Great British Bake Off star - is an autobiography with a difference: as only Sandi Toksvig can tell it.

'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 (mostly top deck, the seat at the front on the right), a double-decker that plies its way from Dulwich, in South East London, where I was living, to where I sometimes work - at the BBC, in the heart of the capital. It's not a sensible way to write a memoir at all, probably, but it's the way things pop into your head as you travel, so it's my way'.

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 to talk to each other because as Sandi says: 'some of the greatest trips lie on our own doorstep'.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349006376
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 32 mm


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Her writing style is as kooky and digestible as Bill Bryson's . . . Hop on this bus, grab a seat up top and prepare yourself for a fun-filled, fact-packed, memorable ride -- Jackie Annesley * Sunday Times *
Between the Stops is like browsing through a well-stocked museum of curiosities with a wise and kind guide; it's part celebration, part confession, part call to arms and wholly entertaining. Don't read it on the bus though - it will make you miss your stop -- Stephanie Merritt * Observer *
The comedian, broadcaster and activist uses the meandering route of the number 12 bus, winding its way from her home in Dulwich, south-east London, to the BBC headquarters at Broadcasting House, to share a series of wonderful vignettes about her life * Herald *
There are fascinating gems of London history along the way, acute observations of fellow passengers, personal asides about her marriage to psychotherapist Debbie, and the odd anecdote from the world of television. It's full of wit and wisdom * Radio Times *
History and observation mix seamlessly as she looks at life from the top deck, and she's diverting on her own life * Sunday Times *

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“Hilarious!”

Sandi Toksvig writes in such a joyful way. Even the mundane can seem very funny. To think it all began with wearing a watch on the ‘wrong,’ wrist as Sandi puts it. “So, this is a memoir, but it isn’t like the ones... More

Hardback edition
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“Highly entertaining”

I love Sandi Toksvig, her wit, humour, intelligence and her passion for equality.

All these things are bound up in this neat quirky memoir, which follows the route of the number 12 bus from Dulwich to Central London,... More

Hardback edition
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“A wonderful companion on a journey”

What a lovely book! I couldn't read it without hearing Ms Toksvig's voice in my head which was an added bonus.
As I don't live in London I thought a memoir based on her reflections and memories while... More

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