Behind the Sofa, the wonderful new Doctor Who charity book in aid of Alzheimer's, has already sold out of its first editions ahead of the September 2012 release, but we've kindly been given the opportunity to offer the final 30 copies for purchase exclusively to Starburst readers!
To grab yours, simply click HERE (but act fast, these are going to go quickly!).
For more information on Behind the Sofa read on, beginning with a message from the book's editor, TV Cream's Steve Berry...
"This book has been two years in the planning. It's in memory of my mum, Janet, who died in 2009 after having Alzheimer's for six years.
I don't think she ever understood my love of Doctor Who. Surely her strongest memory would have been of me, standing at the top of the stairs, crying about how the "jelly men" were going to get me. Without wishing to give away my age, I have a suspicion that my childish brain muddled up Zygons and a part-transformed Noah in The Ark In Space.
So, as I watched her get more and more ill, I determined to do something about it. In part, I was inspired by a tribute book to Roy Castle, issued after his death, which collected happy memories from his friends and colleagues. Everyone has a memory of Doctor Who, right? Except maybe anyone who grew up between 1996 and 2005. And, since so many celebrity "Whovians" have sung the programme's praises after Russell T Davies magnificently midwifed it back to Saturday nights, where it belongs, I figured they wouldn't mind sharing the reasons why.
What is probably most surprising is the number of really quite well known celebrities who have, and I quote, "never seen an episode". The well-read TV presenter dating a comedian who went to a fancy dress party dressed as Tom Baker! The Twitter-addicted sitcom writer. The genius Star Wars-obsessed actor and impressionist. Who would have believed it?"
"A man is the sum of his memories. A Time Lord even more so..."
Behind The Sofa is a collection of over 100 celebrity memories of Doctor Who, compiled by Steve Berry, in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK. You can read about some of the contributors here: http://doctorwhobook.wordpress.com/
100% of the profits from the sale of this book will go to charity.
The book is due to be published in September 2012. However, pre-order through the web site and you will receive an advance, first edition copy before it arrives in shops.
There are six purchasing options available:
Pre-order hardback - receive a hardback copy of the book - limited edition, only 300 available
Pre-order eBook - receive an eBook version - limited edition, only 500 available
Supporter packages (include free eBook version):
Ogron - receive a hardback copy of the book, an eBook version, plus your name added to the donors list in the book acknowledgements - limited edition, only 200 available
Slitheen - receive a hardback copy of the book, an eBook version and a signed giclée print of one of the featured Ben Morris illustrations, plus your name added to the investors list in the book acknowledgements - limited edition, only 100 available.
Sponsor packages (include free eBook version):
Zygon - receive a hardback copy of the book, an eBook version and a signed giclée print of one of the featured Ben Morris illustrations, plus your name and an illustrated message of your choice added to the sponsors list in the book acknowledgements - limited edition, only 10 available
Morbius - receive a hardback copy of the book, an eBook version and a signed giclée print of one of the featured Ben Morris illustrations, plus your own 300-word memory included in the book alongside the celebrities - limited edition, only 1 available
Alzheimer’s Research UK is a charity which funds research into finding a cure for dementia. It doesn’t receive any government funding but relies on donations from individuals. If you would like to donate to Alzheimer’s Research UK, you can do so at their web site.
Steve Berry (editor) is the author of TV Cream Toys and co-author of The Great British Tuck Shop. He has written for Doctor Who Magazine, Maxim, and The Sun, amongst many other less-reputable periodicals. Contact: @unloveablesteve
Ben Morris (designer) is a freelance illustrator, based in Edinburgh. He has had over 200 greetings card designs published and is a long-time contributor to Doctor Who Magazine and Doctor Who Adventures. Contact: @benmorrisillo