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Charity | Doctor Who book of celebrity memories goes on sale

A limited edition collection of celebrities’ childhood memories of Doctor Who has gone on sale online.

Behind the Sofa features writing by over 100 famous fans of the show including Charlie Brooker, Emma Freud, Jonathan Ross, Josie Long, Michael Grade, Rufus Hound, Richard Herring and Stephen Merchant, as well as Doctor Who writer Neil Gaiman and former stars Hugh Bonneville and Tracy Ann Oberman.

Advance orders are now being taken for the first edition run of 300 books, compiled by author Steve Berry to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, and featuring original illustrations to accompany the stars’ Who memories.

The book can be pre-ordered for £14.99 and is also available as a PDF ebook priced £4.99 and in a number of special edition packs named after Who monsters.

Fans who buy the Ogron package, at £19.99, will have heir names added to the list of donors in the book, while the Slitheen package, priced £39.99, also includes a signed print of one of ten illustrations by artist Ben Morris, a contributor to Doctor Who Magazine and Doctor Who Adventures.

For £199.99, companies can purchase the Zygon package which will see their logo or a sponsor’s message appear in the book, while the most committed (and wealthiest) Doctor Who fans can indulge in the Morbius package which, for £999.99, allows them to write their own 300-word memory of the show for inclusion in Behind the Sofa.

A full run of the book is due in shops in September.

To pre-order a copy of Behind the Sofa visit behindthesofa.myshopify.com.

 

Over 100 celebrity memories of Doctor Who, including contributions from: Al Murray | Andy Nyman | Angellica Bell | Bill Oddie | Boyd Hilton | Charlie Brooker | Charlie Higson | Chris Chibnall | Chris Tarrant | Christopher H Bidmead | Conor McNicholas | David Quantick | Ed Petrie | Emma Freud | Gary Russell | Graham Duff | Hugh Bonneville | Iain Lee | Iain Morris | Ian McMillan | Jacqueline Rayner | Jason Arnopp | James Moran | Jason Flemyng | Jenny Colgan | Jeremy Dyson | Jon Culshaw | Jonathan Morris | Jonathan Ross | Josie Long | Julian Glover | Kim Lakin-Smith | Konnie Huq | Louise Mensch | Lynda Bellingham | Mal Young | Marc Platt | Mark Millar | Martina Cole | Michael Grade | Michael Legge | Mitch Benn | Neil Gaiman | Nev Fountain | Nicholas Parsons | Nicola Bryant | Paul Cornell | Paul Hartnoll | Paul Whitehouse | Philip Plait | Rhys Thomas | Richard Coles | Richard Herring | Rick Wakeman | Robin Ince | Roland Rat | Rufus Hound | Sarah Greene | Shaun Dingwall | Simon Guerrier | Stephen Gallagher | Stephen Merchant | Terrance Dicks | Toby Hadoke | Toby Young | Tom Harris | Tony Lee | Toyah Willcox | Tracy Ann Oberman | Wincey Willis

100% of the profits from the sale of this book go to charity.

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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