Gladys Reunited

Gladys Reunited

by Sandi Toksvig
     
 
In the Autumn of 1971, having been thrown out of a rather fancy private school, Sandi Toksvig was sent to the only remaining option - Mamaroneck High School, New York. She was thirteen years old and that year changed her life. Sandi auditioned and was chosen for the lead role in a production of The Skin of our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. Three girls were cast in the

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In the Autumn of 1971, having been thrown out of a rather fancy private school, Sandi Toksvig was sent to the only remaining option - Mamaroneck High School, New York. She was thirteen years old and that year changed her life. Sandi auditioned and was chosen for the lead role in a production of The Skin of our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. Three girls were cast in the part of Gladys Antrobus, playing her at different ages of her life, and Sandi was the youngest. The three actresses soon became known as the Gladys' and this was the beginning of a friendship with a group of females that still influences her to this day. Soon all the girls in the cast and crew were becoming members of The Gladys Society. In the end there were twelve of them.
GLADYS REUNITED records Sandi's recent travels in America catching up with her eleven fellows. It is a biography, a travel journal and a portrait of American women today. It's about friendship but also about Sandi herself, as she explores the origins of her career as a performer and her sense of national identity - where exactly does she fit?

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From the Publisher
Toksvig slices through absurdity with incisive wit. Her acid comments and quotes on "Dubya" alone are worth the read... Toksvig has learnt to strike pure and true. And if she can be entertaining along the way, so much the better.—IRISH TIMES

Should not be read while eating, or in public, for fear of becoming helpless with laughter and having concerned passers-by call the men in white coats to cart you away—BOOKS MAGAZINE

Touching and funny account of our favourite Great Dane going back to the America of her childhood and searching for its survivors—THE WEEK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780751533286
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
921,698
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.87(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

After leaving Cambridge, Sandi Toksvig went into the theatre as a writer and performer and was a founder member of the Comedy Store Players. Well known for her television and radio work as a presenter, writer and actor, she has written six books for children and two novels.

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