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Dr Who: The Women Who Lived - Christel Dee & Simon Guerrier

9th March 2019
Venue: The Great Hall, Oundle School PE8 4GH
Time: 7.30pm

Meet the women who run the Whoniverse. The first official book published to accompany the new series, celebrating Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Thirteenth Doctor.

Written by Christel Dee, former presenter of Doctor Who: The Fan Show, and Simon Guerrier, this book features more than 75 inspiring tales of remarkable women of the Whoniverse, both real and imagined.

From historical figures such as Agatha Christie and Queen Victoria to fan favourites like Bill Potts and River Song, each woman has made a unique contribution to the world of Doctor Who. Whether they’re facing down Daleks or thwarting a Nestene invasion, these women don’t hang around waiting to be rescued – they roll their sleeves up and get stuck in.

Scientists and soldiers, queens and canteen workers, women from outlandish science-fiction and those steeped in real history, they don’t let anything hold them back. Illustrated throughout with specially-commissioned artwork by a team of female artists – including Gwen Burns, Valentina Mozzo, Sonia Leong, and more, this collection of inspirational tales celebrates the power of women to change the universe.

Christel Dee is a cosplayer, convention enthusiast and long-time Whovian. She previously hosted, (and was the Assistant Producer of), award winning YouTube series Doctor Who: The Fan Show. She writes regular cosplay features for Doctor Who Magazine and is a regular contributor on their Time Team panel. She became Doctor Who's Digital Marketing Manager at BBC Studios earlier this year.

Simon Guerrier is co-author of Whographica and The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who for BBC Books, and his other books include Whoniversal Records and Slayer Stats – The Complete Infographic Guide to All Things Buffy. He has written countless Doctor Who books, comics, audio plays and documentaries.

Albert DePetrillo, BBC Books Publishing Director, says:

"We thought long and hard about which book would start our publishing programme for Jodie Whittaker’s first series of Doctor Who – and Christel and Simon’s book is the perfect choice. It’s bold and fresh in its approach, it makes a strong statement, it’s beautifully written, and stunning in its design. It represents everything we love about Doctor Who, and we couldn’t be happier to be publishing The Women Who Lived on the BBC Books list."

Tickets £8.00 (£6.00), £1 off early bird tickets bought before 2nd March, available from the Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle.  

Open hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm Mon to Fri: Tel 01832 274734, online at www.oundlefestival.org.uk

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