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.
All that changed this week with the news that there’s a brand new full length novel coming from John Green this October, his first for five years! Turtles All the Way Down will be out on October 10th of this year and although there’s not yet a cover reveal, it is available for pre-order now. Read More
It has kickstarted (oh! I see where they got the name from now!) many excellent projects you may have heard of, and a few you may not have. We have gathered a handful of the best literature-based projects out now, or made possible, thanks to Kickstarter. Just click on the heading of each campaign to take you to the corresponding Kickstarter page, or find the Amazon links below each book.
A 20 book collection for the bookshelf
In June, Penguin Vintage launched a new range of short books, celebrating their extensive backlist and the Penguin Vintage Minis are absolutely gorgeous! The twenty new titles bring us some essential reading from the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human. Everything is covered, from birth to death and everything in between.
“A feminist reimagining of the Snow White fairy tale, which follows both of the central female characters from the original story: the princess and her stepmother.”
This feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale brings us what could be described as a mix of the magical realism of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, and female-led, powerful beauty of Disney’s Frozen.
The Bad Mood and the Stick will be Lemony Snicket’s thirteenth published book after A Series of Unfortunate Events and other works. Read More