With Illustrations by Russell T. Davies!
Books and Doctor Who go together like bread and jam. The Doctor is enthused by knowledge and learning and in his own words “Books, the best weapons in the world!” and so I’m pretty excited to hear the news that the first Doctor Who Poetry Collection is coming and will be published by BBC Books later this year.
The Doctor has been represented in books fairly often, the stories are serialised in book format and just a few months ago Doctor Who and Mr Men came together for the Mr Doctor books. However, this will be the first ever poetry collection about The Doctor and it sounds brilliant!
Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred will be a collection of poems celebrating the joys, sorrows and wonders of being a Time Lord and will be authored by James Goss who has adapted three Doctor Who books previously. The collection will contain illustrations by former Doctor Who executive producer Russell T. Davies. It will be Davies’ first role as an illustrator and fans of the series will be keen to get a taste of his artistic talent.
The collection will publish on 14th September with BBC Books, publishing in North America on the same day by HarperCollins. The launch is set to coincide with National Poetry Day on 28th September. Pre-order is now available and it’s sure to be a bestseller and is likely to top the books charts well into the festive season too.
The Little Book of Lykke is Coming!
The Little Book of Hygge, based on the Danish model for happiness was pretty much the most talked about book of last winter and those who are fans will be thrilled to hear the news that it’s getting a follow up.
The Little Book of Lykke by Danish author and happiness expert Meik Wiking will be released on 7th September 2017 (December US) and is almost guaranteed to be a Christmas bestseller, and here in the UK, publishers Penguin Life are partnering with mental health charity SANE in publication of the book. Read More
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The collection, to be released this September will be called Jane Austen: The Chawton Letters and has been edited by Kathryn Sutherland, professor of bibliography and textual criticism at the University of Oxford. The book will be released in association with Jane Austen’s House Museum. Read More
What Happened is out September!
The world has been much looking forward to the memoirs from Hillary Clinton, promised by publishing house Simon & Schuster a few months ago. Yesterday it was announced that the new book will be called ‘What Happened’, and Clinton promises unparalleled candour and honesty as she lets her guard down for this highly personal book. Read More
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