When it was originally published, the Discontinuity Guide was the first attempt to bring together all of the various fictional information seen in BBC TV''s DOCTOR WHO, and then present it in a coherent narrative. Often copied but never matched, this is the perfect guide to the ''classic'' Doctors.
Fulffs, goofs, double entendres, fashion victims, technobabble, dialogue disasters: these are just some of the headings under which every story in the Doctor''s first twenty-seven years of his career is analysed.
Despite its humorous tone, the book has a serious purpose. Apart from drawing attention to the errors and absurdities that are among the most loveable features of DOCTOR WHO, this reference book provides a complete analysis of the story-by-story creation of the Doctor Who Universe.
One sample story, Pyramids of Mars, yields the following gems:
TECHNOBABBLE: a crytonic particle accelerator, a relative continuum stabiliser, and triobiphysics.
DIALOGUE TRIUMPHS: ''I''m a Time Lord... You don''t understand the implications. I''m not a human being. I walk in eternity.''
CONTINUITY: the doctor is about 750 years old at this point, and has apparently aged 300 years since Tomb of the Cybermen. He ages about another 300 years between this story and the seventh'' Doctor''s Time and the Rani.
An absolute must for every Doctor Who fan, this new edition of the classic reference guide has not been updated at all for the 50th anniversary.
British author Titchmarsh (Rosie) brings the art world alive in this engaging romantic drama. In 2007, James "Jamie" Ballantyne reconnects with childhood chum and flame, Artemis "Missy" King, who resurfaces in the showroom of Jamie's auction house in Bath to bid on a painting on behalf of her grandfather. The reunited couple discover that a set of paintings by Sir Alfred James Munnings, owned by Missy's grandfather (himself owner of an established fine art gallery), are fakes. Their investigation reveals a long thread of family secrets and the source of the feud between their two families, revelations that cause the couple to split up. Titchmarsh alternates between the present and the story of Jamie's grandfather, Harry Ballantyne, and Missy's grandmother, Eleanor King, who met as art students at Oxford. The effect is nostalgic and builds anticipation and curiosity in the history of the two families, including the story behind the lost love of their grandparents.