If you live in and around Cowbridge (or are close enough to make the trip), you’ll want to add September 25th to your calendar! As part of their ongoing events scheduled for this year, the Cowbridge Book Festival is welcoming authors, Alastair Reynolds and Andy Frankham-Allen for a Doctor Who themed event.
Reynolds’ novel, Harvest of Time, is set during the Third Doctor’s incarnation and finds him taking on the Master and the Sild. It also features the return of Jo Grant, the Brigadier, and U.N.I.T. (an always welcome addition to a Who story, in my estimation).
Frankham-Allen will also be on hand to discuss and sign his unofficial work on the companions of Doctor Who, Companions: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Assistants, going back all the way to the very beginnings in 1963.
Along with the chance to get your copies of the new releases signed by the authors, they will also be discussing writing and their thoughts on Doctor Who with Comic Guru‘s Kristian Barry. The event will begin at 7:30 pm and will be hosted at the Cowbridge United Free Church. Entry is only £6, and that will also include a glass of wine. Those in attendance will also be able to participate in a charity raffle for items spanning each incarnation of the Doctor.
This is the third year for the book festival and it has seen the format move from a single weekend event in May to events staggered throughout the year to help accommodate the authors and vendors. More information about the event and tickets can be found on the festival’s website. Will you be attending the event? Feel free to share your thoughts on the books too, if you’ve had the chance to read them.