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Details about  1965 FIRST EDITION hb Dr Doctor Who and the Crusaders with dj. Offers welcome!

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1965 FIRST EDITION hb Dr Doctor Who and the Crusaders with dj. Offers welcome!
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Condition: Very Good : Split the cost with friends
A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the book cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. Some identifying marks on the inside cover, but this is minimal. Very little wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Excellent condition!
Author: David Whitaker Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Series: Doctor Who Series/ Genre: Doctor Who
Format: Hardback Brand: Frederick Muller
Language: English
FIRST EDITION very good condition copy of Doctor Who and the Crusaders from 1965. 

OK.  You do sometimes get copies of this becoming available, but to get one with the dust jacket is very, very unusual, and to get one with the dust jacket in very good condition (as this one is!) is incredibly rare.  Really.  So this is one of the rarest things on the market.  And they can go for several hundred pounds, too.

It's an ex-library copy, BUT is still in very good condition.  (I've sold a number of these; this is the best condition one I've seen.)  Covers have been neatly encased in plastic and there are the inevitable library stamps.  The dust jacket is in excellent condition.  Interior: pages excellent (a few have the library stamps on and there is some very minor age-related page discolouration).  The book looks much less old than its 49 years!

I'm sure you'll be really pleased with it.  The pictures are reproduced much better in this original hardback than they were in the Target reprint, too

Is it any good?  Actually, if you haven't read it, it's very well written and significantly different from the TV version.  David Whitaker couldn't half write prose.

(I have another two copies of this, for a much lower price, but they're without the dust jacket.)

Please note the postage options selected offer the full insurance costs for the book while it's in transit; economy services don't offer enough cover. 

I also have the original 1960s hardback of Doctor Who [in an exciting adventure with the Daleks for sale: 
please see my other listings.

Postage to Europe (outside the UK):  the overseas postage price quoted in for outside Europe; Europe itself is much cheaper.  I'll refund the difference through PayPal -- or please ask me for an invoice if you prefer.

I specialise in rare and not so rare Doctor Who items
from the 1960s to the present day,

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Thanks.  If you're keen on Doctor Who and want to collect the books, magazines and other merchandise from any time in the last 50 years, this is the place to come to!

Christmas is coming
The goose is getting fat
Please come to me
And buy a load of tat!

Doctor Who charity Christmas cards:
10 for £4.50

Packet of 10 Doctor Who Christmas cards, with envelopes.  A6 in size.  Beautifully printed cartoon of Hartnell and Capaldi outside the Tardis.  Roger Langridge, the award-winning artist whose work appears in Doctor Who Magazine, has very kindly donated the image for us to use.  All the proceeds go to Bedford Foodbank, providing emergency food for local people in crisis.

The interior caption reads: 'A Happy Christmas to all of you at home!' -- the first Doctor's words at the end of the Christmas Day episode, The Feast of Steven.

Fab!  Click on the link below to see them!

Christmas cards

Tickets are now available for
our charity Doctor Who convention in Bedford:
Bedford Who Charity Con
Saturday 11th April 2015.

All the profits from this event will go to Bedford Foodbank,
providing emergency food for local people in crisis.

Bedford is just over 50 miles North of London, easily accessible by train from London St Pancras (journeys take less than an hour) or via the M1 or A1. The event is being held in The King's House, a new conference centre in the South of Bedford, on Ampthill Road. 

We're looking forward to welcoming you -- and some wonderful guests from the cast and crew of Doctor Who. It's early days yet but we'll be updating our eBay listing constantly (please go to it on the link below), with further details of who'll be coming, what you can expect from the day, and so on.  At the moment, this is just telling you that it's happening, so you can put it in your diary! 

Bedford Who Charity Con, as you might guess, is a charity convention.  All the profits are going to Bedford Foodbank, one of a national network of foodbanks affiliated to the Trussel Trust.  The convention organisers make no money from this; once our costs are covered, everything else goes to the charity.  Bedford Foodbank is supported by local churches and the local humanist association; it provides emergency food for local people in crisis.  If you'd like to come to the convention, we'd be really pleased to see you - and thank you for helping to support the Foodbank's vital work.

Bedford Who Charity Con

And why not solve all your Christmas present buying problems by getting:

The acclaimed guide to Doctor Who:

Fifty Years in Time and Space:
A Short History of Doctor Who

Signed by the author
Frank Danes
St Mark's Press, 2013
282 pages, 13.5 x 21.4 cm page size

Updated 2014 edition: Just £8.25
Free UK postage
(RRP is £11.95)
and it's cheaper to buy here than from Amazon!
Please see listing number 181357094946

New and signed: Fifty Years in Time & Space: 2014 edn

Doctor Who has been a television institution for fifty years and is the longest running science fiction series in the world.

Beginning as a filler between Grandstand and Juke Box Jury, it was only expected to last for thirteen episodes. It soon became a national and international smash hit and is now the BBC’s flagship drama programme.

Fifty Years in Time and Space tells the story of Doctor Who from 1963 to 2013, covering the action on screen and behind the scenes.

Whether you’re a serious fan or new to the series, travel with the Doctor through half a century of change in British culture. Battle the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Master, and the Weeping Angels!  Find out about the Doctor’s name; regeneration; the series’ representations of the Second World War and the Cold War; the cancellation crises of 1985 and 1989; the TV movie; the Dalek films of the 1960s and Doctor Who’s triumphant resurrection in 2005.

Board the TARDIS and relive fifty years of a television legend!

The author: Frank Danes studied English and American Literature at the University of Kent.  He is the author of Victorian Literature (Cambridge University Press) and is Head of English at King’s Ely in Cambridgeshire.  His favourite Doctors are Patrick Troughton, Matt Smith and Tom Baker.

Frank writes:

This book aims to be a guide to fifty years of the series for those who like Doctor Who and want to learn more about it.  It aims to be of interest to readers who enjoy the post 2005 revival and want to know more about the original series.   I also hope it will be of interest to the die hard, knowledgeable fans who, perhaps lifelong fans like me, devour anything about Doctor Who that they can get their hands on.   It is inevitably a personal reading of the series and is coloured by my own critical preferences: any book about the programme which doesn’t demonstrate the author’s own views would, I think, be very dull.

I was born in 1965 – on a Saturday, in fact, and just in time to watch ‘Galaxy Four’ episode two.  Some of my earliest memories are of watching the series.  I must have seen ‘Seeds of Death’ (1968) and ‘The Evil of the Daleks’ (1967), although I have no memory of them, as I thought the Silurians in ‘Doctor Who and the Silurians’ (1970) were Ice Warriors and I was not only able to remember the Daleks when they reappeared in ‘Day of the Daleks’ (1972) but was able to correct a nursery worker at my pre-school when she erroneously called the Marx toy Dalek, which graced our playgroup, ‘a robot’.  My brother and I went down the road to watch the programme in colour in the early seventies, at a time when a colour television cost something in the region of £2000 in today’s money; we would return to tell our father, who watched in black and white, what colour the monsters were (usually green).  I co-edited a fanzine in the 1980s, did some professional writing, got a degree in English and American Literature and became a secondary school English teacher. I’ve always been a Doctor Who fan even as I have become (in script editor Terrance Dicks’ words) older, fatter, greyer, but not noticeably wiser.

Review from Amazon (and it's cheaper if you buy it from me on eBay!):

I thoroughly enjoyed this book: it is witty and amusing and contains every factoid about Dr Who and its creation, cast and crew, plots and pilots, myths and mayhem- a veritable compendium of time and space!  What's brilliant about it is the style of writing; it would be easy for a book so crammed full of Dr Who knowledge to become dry and boring or too geeky (we'd all want it a little geeky!) and fanatical but instead of backing away from the overly avid fan in the pub wanting to show you their sonic screwdriver, you are carried along by a friendly storyteller wanting to share their excitement about a topic they love.   It's so funny and interesting that I will even forgive the author for having the wrong opinion as to who is the best Doctor.  Perfect for both the fan (or long suffering spouse of fan) and novice alike.

Please see listing number 171202786649                                                                                                                                     

And now...  some BARGAINS FROM MY SHOP...!  Please browse!
  • Lots and lots of secondhand Target Doctor Who novels from £1.50 upwards (price depends on the rarity and condition, but have a look!)
  • NEW and MINT Target Doctor Who novels:  found in a warehouse in Essex, and the same condition in which they left the printers 20+ years ago - prices from £1 upwards!
  • Almost all the back issues of Doctor Who Magazine (just £2.75 each) and Doctor Who Weekly (£4.95  each)
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