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.