BETWEEN THE STOPSSANDI TOKSVIG Book Number: 88286 Product format: Hardback
Sub-titled 'The View of My Life From the Top of the Number 12 Bus', writer, broadcaster, activist, comic on stage, screen and radio for nearly 40 years, presenter of QI and The Great British Bake Off could only write a biography with a difference. From London facts including where to find the Blue Plaque for Una Marson, 'the first black woman programme maker at the BBC', to a brief history of lady gangsters at the Elephant and Castle, from memories of climbing Mount Sinai and, at the request of a fellow traveller, reading aloud the Ten Commandments to performing in Footlights at Cambridge with Emma Thompson, Sandi Toksvig's book is full of surprises. There are painful recollections of boarding school sitting alongside thoughts of an 1864 Travelling Circus, anecdotes about The Graham Norton Show, tales of Bake Off antics, much about family and friends including a lasting kinship with John McCarthy and the daunting navigation of the Zambezi in her father's canoe. And much about the solace of books, finding love, her passion for theatre, drive for justice and how she ended up at 60 years old riding a double decker bus. Take a wonderful trip with our favourite petite Dame. 304pp, limited stock, so hurry!
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £11.00