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Between the Stops

The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus: the long-awaited memoir from the star of QI and The Great British Bake Off
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    • Sandi Toksvig
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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'.

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  • Published: Aug 27 2020
  • Pages: 320
  • 196 x 126mm
  • ISBN: 9780349006406
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Press Reviews

  • Jackie Annesley

    Sunday Times
    Her writing style is as kooky and digestible as Bill Bryson's, her genius as a raconteur inherited from her Danish journalist father... Hop on this bus, grab a seat up top and prepare yourself for a fun-filled, fact-packed, memorable ride
  • Stephanie Merritt

    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
  • Herald
    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
  • Radio Times
    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
  • Sunday Times
    A book of cosy accessibility. History and observation mix seamlessly as Toksvig looks at life from the top deck
  • Charlotte Heathcote

    Sunday Express
    Life-affirming and addictive
  • Alex Clark

    Financial Times
    The comedian, TV presenter and political activist narrates the events of her life by way of her bus journey... En route, she takes in her fellow passengers, the history of the city and her own fascinating, multi-site heritage