Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus by Sandi Toksvig

“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 ofContinue reading “Between the Stops: The View of My Life from the Top of the Number 12 Bus by Sandi Toksvig”

Will She Do? : Act One of a Life on Stage #autobiography by Eileen Atkins

Will She Do? is the story of a girl from a council estate in Tottenham, born in 1934 to an electric-meter reader and a seamstress, who was determined to be an actress. Candid and witty, this memoir takes her from her awkward performances in working-men’s clubs at six years of age as dancing ‘Baby Eileen’,Continue reading “Will She Do? : Act One of a Life on Stage #autobiography by Eileen Atkins”

Living the Dream: in the Algarve, Portugal by Alyson Sheldrake

Could you leave everything behind and start a new life in the sun? Have you ever been on holiday abroad and wondered what it would be like to live there? Alyson and Dave Sheldrake did. They fell in love with a little fishing village in the Algarve, Portugal, and were determined to realise their dreamContinue reading “Living the Dream: in the Algarve, Portugal by Alyson Sheldrake”

Viking Voyager by Sverrir Sigurdsson #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT

This vivacious personal story captures the heart and soul of modern Iceland. Born in Reykjavik on the eve of the Second World War, Sverrir Sigurdsson watched Allied troops invade his country and turn it into a bulwark against Hitler’s advance toward North America. The country’s post-war transformation from an obscure, dirt-poor nation to a prosperousContinue reading “Viking Voyager by Sverrir Sigurdsson #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT”