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Flying Under Bridges

Sandi Toksvig

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

FLYING UNDER BRIDGES is Sandi Toksvig's hugely enjoyable everyday tale of morals, marriage and murder.

Inge Holbrook has lived the highlife ever since she left her sleepy Home Counties hometown of Edenford. Still fantastically fit at forty-plus, she has gone from Olympic gold medallist to becoming one of the 'faces' of the BBC. Blonde (since '87), tanned (since Christmas in the Caribbean) long legs (since for ever), she has an aura of success that never fails to be attractive.
Eve Marshall hasn't. Catching her reflection in a tinfoil turkey display at her local supermarket, she sees someone old and fat, someone who looks like somebody's mother. Unlike her school friend Inge, Eve never left suburbia. Her contribution to the world wasn't to write or invent or win anything, but her two children, Tom and Shirley.
Inge and Eve are part of the same generation, grew up in the same town, went to the same school together. But adult life has left them with nothing in common apart from their past - until the summer when their lives become entwined again, when one becomes a killer, and the other approves ...

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Praise for Flying Under Bridges

  • full of moments of farce and humorous apercu. - THE TIMES

  • quirky social comedy stuffed with smart one-liners. - WOMAN AND HOME

  • good timing and an instinctive ability to intrigue. - ATTITUDE

  • The middle-English middle class is perfectly pin pointed...very funnny. - TIME OUT

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Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig went into theatre as a writer and performer after graduating from Cambridge. Well known for her television and radio work as a presenter, writer and actor, she has written more than twenty books for children and adults. She also writes for theatre and television: her film The Man starred Stephen Fry and Zoe Wanamaker and her play Bully Boy starring Anthony Andrews opened the St James Theatre, London in 2012. She was Chancellor of Portsmouth University from 2012 to 2017. In 2016 Sandi took over as chair on QI, and in 2017 she started presenting The Great British Bake Off. She lives in London and Kent.

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