David Mitchell reads from Back Story

Hear extensive extracts from his memoirs

David Mitchell's memorirs, Back Story, were released last month, a collection of anecdotes framed around the device of a walk through London triggering memories.

The book is full of witty observations about the minutiae of his early middle-class life, as well as describing his rise to Peep Show star and panel show king.

Today we present seven extracts from the book, read by Mitchell himself, providing a substantial half-hour of material for your listening pleasure in a shameless attempt to persuade you to buy the book itself. Enjoy…

Extract 1: Lobster

Extract 2: Crisps

Extract 3: Michael Palin

Extract 4: Pants

Extract 5: Bow ties

David Mitchell's Back Story is out now from Harper-Collins, priced £20. Click here to buy from Waterstones for £12.

Published: 8 Nov 2012

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