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Stop the Clocks

(2016)
Thoughts on What I Leave Behind
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Joan Bakewell has led a varied, sometimes breathless life: she has been a teacher, a copywriter, a studio manager, a broadcaster, a journalist, the government's Voice of Older People and chair of the theatre company Shared Experience. She has written four radio plays, two novels and an autobiography - The Centre of The Bed. Now in her 80s, she is still broadcasting.

Though it may look as though she is now part of the establishment - a Dame, President of Birkbeck College, a Member of the House of Lords as Baroness Bakewell of Stockport - she's anything but and remains outspoken and courageous. In Stop the Clocks, she muses on all she has lived through and how the world has changed and considers the things and values she will be leaving behind.

Stop the Clocks is a audiobook of musings, a look back at what she was given by her family in the times in which she grew up - ranging from the minutiae of life such as the knowledge of how to darn and how to make a bed properly with hospital corners to the bigger lessons of politics, of lovers, of betrayal.

She talks of the present, of her family, of friends and literature - and talks, too, of what she will leave behind. This is a thoughtful, moving and spirited book as only could be expected from this extraordinary woman.

    

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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind
Author(s): Joan Bakewell
ISBN: 0-349-00609-1 / 978-0-349-00609-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: Stop the Clocks Signed Edition
Author(s): Joan Bakewell
ISBN: 1-4726-2216-2 / 978-1-4726-2216-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little Brown Hardbacks (a & C)
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind
Author(s): Joan Bakewell
ISBN: 0-349-00611-3 / 978-0-349-00611-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind
Author(s): Joan Bakewell
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind
Author(s): Joan Bakewell
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind
Author(s): Joan Bakewell
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   



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