Saturday, 15 August 2015

The Doctor Who Actor Book of Pre-Chosen Short Stories!

A handful of books came our way in the 70s and 80s purporting to be the literary selections of both Jon Pertwee and Peter Davison. Their connection to Doctor Who was tenuous to say the least and seemed to be limited to the name of the actor on the cover and spine of the book. Peter Davison did get his face on the front but they ended up using a still that made him look like a school-kid peeping through one of those 'photo-op' boards you used to find on the pier at Brighton. 

There's been a suggestion that putting the faces of the current Doctor Who cast on the covers of these sort of anthologies might encourage children to read more. But since they ARE reading actual Doctor Who novels by the dozen not too mention the likes of Harry Potter, it all seemed rather redundant and was dropped. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi - Just found this Blog and love it ! Working my way backwards and just saw the "Matt Smith Book of Monsters" . Could you please let me know what the original cover was - it's so familiar but I just can't place it. Best wishes and keep up the stellar work - John