Fresh this Week:
If news of the impending Doctor Who hiatus is giving you palpitations, fear not – the Book Grocer brings you not one but three new books based on the popular series:
Paul Magrs – Sick Building
The Doctor and Martha travel to Tiermann’s World, a planet where sabre-toothed tigers still roam. They arrive to warn everyone that an extremely hungry alien creature is on its way and if they don’t take action to protect themselves the planet will be devoured...
Mark Michalowski – Wetworld
The TARDIS crash lands in the swamps of planet Sunday and the Doctor goes off to find help leaving Martha alone. But there is danger lurking in the swamps and even the TARDIS can’t protect Martha forever. The wildlife living in the swamp aren’t as harmless as they first appear.
Mark Morris – Forever Autumn
Halloween just became more terrifying... In the New England Town of Blackwood the Doctor and Martha are discovering that pumpkins can be dangerous. Something has awoken in the town and is turning what should be a festival of creepy fun into real life horror.
The three authors will be signing at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 4-5pm, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 H 8JR (Free event).
Just out the Van:
This year marks the centenary of the birth of Peter Fleming, soldier, journalist and essayist, and one of the wittiest and most sharply observant travel writers of his generation. Rory Maclean (whose books include the prize-winning Stalin’s Nose, an account of his journey from Berlin to Moscow in the wake of the fall of the Berlin wall) and Rory Stewart (winner of the 2005 RSL Ondaatje Prize with his first book, The Places in Between, an account of how he travelled through Afghanistan on foot in the winter of 2002, following the fall of the Taliban) talk to Susannah Herbert, Literary Editor of the Sunday Times, about their work, and about the future of travel writing in Manner versus Matter: 21st-century Travel Writing.
7pm, Monday 10th, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Somerset House, Strand, WC2 (£5 entry).
Givin' 'em away:
Tall-Lighthouse celebrates the launch of two poetry pamphlets tomorrow night: Weekend Millionaires by Gareth Jones & Another Pretty Colour, Another Break for Air by Camellia Stafford.
The Gallery at Foyles, 6.30pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve (Free event).
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