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Stop the Clocks

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
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 UK   

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
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 UK   

Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio edition
Title: Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind
Author(s): Joan Bakewell
Publisher: Little Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon   

March 2017 : UK Audio edition
Title: Stop the Clocks: Thoughts on What I Leave Behind
Author(s): Joan Bakewell
Publisher: Little Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

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



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