What They Said About Volume One

“The book is a compelling read... this is more than just a dry history of fandom. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.”
Michael Cregan, Doctor Who Magazine

“Honestly, it’s brilliant.”
TV Cream

“This is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of material”
Christian Cawley, Kasterborous

“A very sweet, personal look back at one man’s teenage years.”
Ian Berriman, SFX magazine

“I am beyond excited at the prospect of Volume 2. Bring it on!”
Paul Mount, Starburst magazine

“Some things are almost too lovely to be written about.”
John Williams, Tachyon TV

“My producer and I really enjoyed flicking through this.”
Paul O’Grady, Radio 2

“It’s phenomenal!”
Shaun Lyon, Gallifrey One

“I adore it.”
Graham-Kibble White, TV & media journalist

“I love what you’ve done with it.”
Richard Bignell, Doctor Who historian

“I love fan history like this.”
Paul Cornell, tv, fiction and comics writer

“This is the best Dr Who book ever. Fascinating, funny, uplifting and heartbreaking. BUY IT!”
Gary Gillatt, writer and editor, Doctor Who Magazine

“Not only essential reading...but beautifully written. You have to read these books.”
Gareth Roberts, tv series writer

“A truly stunning piece of work.”
Clayton Hickman, writer and artist

Finally had the chance to sit down last night and enjoy reading the new volume. And how very lovely to be transported back so brilliantly to the days when I was growing up with "Doctor Who" and Tom Baker was just taking over from Jon Pertwee - I'd have been about nine or ten years old then, and that's just coming to the end of the potent six to eleven year old period where "Doctor Who" has captured your heart and mind and seems to burns brightest in your heart. So seeing contemporary newsletters and magazines with news of poster magazines and Weetabix figures and Blackpool Exhibitions and "World of Horror" was quite potently nostalgic.

It's also a wonderful reminder of the most things change, the more they stay the same. I've been reading many fanzines from the 1970s of late, and it really is like having a slow, hard copy of the internet in your hands at times. The same opinions, the same debate, the same creativity ... and the same enthusiasm. But there's still something very special about these "pre-electronic" zines - knowing the fiddly lining up of letraset, the linear flow of words and ideas from the typewriter without the benefit of spall-chuck, and in Keith's case the hours and hours of hand writing mailing labels! And somehow it's the time-consuming, pen-sapping, finger-numbing dedication that gives an extra aura to the trailblazing nature of these publications.

A very happy couple of volumes to be whafted back to the dawn of my time in fandom. And a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the show and its following.

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