*TV/Film Tie-Ins: Yus, m’lady! Ten books have been added to this category, all linked to favourite series by Gerry Anderson: Captain Scarlet and the Angels, Thunderbirds and Lady Penelope, and Stingray. Captain Scarlet encounters The Mysterons and The Silent Saboteur, while the Angels do battle with The Creeping Enemy. Stingray is represented by Stingray itself and by Stingray And The Monster, while in the Thunderbird universe Lady Penelope deals with the Albanian Affair and the Tracy family appear in Thunderbirds, Calling Thunderbirds, Ring Of Fire and Thunderbirds Are Go. All ten books are 1st UK PB and guaranteed to let you wallow in nostalgia as you enjoy the adventures.
*TV / Film Tie-Ins: A mixed bag of TV and Film books join the ranks, all UK PB and mainly with a Science Fiction theme, but see if you can spot the odd one out. We’re particularly pleased to have our first Red Dwarf book, Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers, but we also have Alien and Aliens, The Prisoner, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Joe 90 in Revenge, Till Death Us Do Part and Edge of Darkness. Many are 1st PB editions and nearly all have TV or movie images.
*TV/Film Tie-Ins: A multiplicity of Doctor Whos in this week’s update as we feature 10 Target novelisations new into stock, featuring all seven regenerations of classic Doctor Who. The First Doctor: The Daleks & The Romans; the Second Doctor: The Dominators; The Third Doctor: Death To The Daleks & The Daemons; the Fourth Doctor: Full Circle, the Fifth Doctor: The Caves Of Androzani; the Sixth Doctor: Timelash; the Seventh Doctor: Remembrance Of The Daleks and all first five Doctors in… (you guessed it) The Five Doctors! All are in grades ranging from GD to VF (except the Five Doctors is only FA with a large cover scuff and watermark on lower part of pages (see scan below). Many classic stories now included in our inventory — I’m sure our shop must be bigger on the inside…
This year we’re very excited (maybe the !!! gives it away?) to be taking part in the London Bookshop Crawl, which will be happening over the weekend of 9th – 11th February. The Bookshop Crawl, as you might imagine is like a pub crawl, only with books, and is an opportunity for booklovers to visit lots of (mainly) independent booksellers and be rewarded in the process.
We’ll be offering 10% off all purchases from our Books section, and a selection of free books (up to 5 per customer). In addition, for this Sunday (11th) only, we’ll be open from 10:30 to 18:00.
If you want to join in, or just find out more, just click here.
*TV/Film Tie-Ins: Even better, it’s Gerry Anderson style action, as Joe 90 aims to W.I.N., the Space:1999 crew explore four episodes and the Thunderbirds team set off on their first adventures. All 1st UK paperbacks, in conditions ranging from FA/GD to VG.
*TV/Film Tie-Ins: Fresh into our ever popular TV/Film Tie-In section are the New Avengers in The Eagle’s Nest, the Man From U.N.C.L.E.’s Radioactive Camel Affair and The Prisoner’s A Day In The Life, all featuring TV covers. Best of all, for anyone considering a new career for the New Year, is the ABC Of Espionage, compiled under the auspices of the Men From U.N.C.L.E.
*TV/Film Tie-Ins: The (M) Appeal of the classic TV Avengers series from the 1960’s never seems to fade, and Steed & Mrs Peel are seemingly ever with us! New to our listings this week are several of their adventures in novel form in a variety of guises: Titan’s (now) uncommon 1994 reprints of the Patrick Macnee written stories Dead Duck and Deadline, the 1967 Panther originals The Floating Game, The Passing Of Gloria Munday, The Laugh Was On Lazarus and Heil Harris, and one adventure with Mrs. Peel’s successor Tara King in an American original from Berkley The Drowned Queen. Bowlers, brollies and kinky boots to the fore! Consult our catalogue for pricing details and other information. SORRY, THESE HAVE NOW SOLD
*TV / Film Tie-Ins: The Avengers are back! Steed and co. are back in stock this week with some rare paperbacks. First up is the very first Avengers novel by Douglas Enefor. We’re fortunate to have two copies of this rarity available in a choice of printings: 1st printing (left below) VG at £55, 2nd printing (centre) VG at £50. Also, Dead Duck, authored by Patrick Macnee himself, VG at £15. Still hugely popular and transcending their cult status following, Steed and his female companions have entered into true iconic status.
*TV / Film Tie-Ins: Four more books join this section today, two sharing a time travel motif. Captain Scarlet battles the Silent Saboteur, intelligent apes go back to 1970’s Earth in Escape From The Planet Of The Apes, The Protectors (with a cover featuring the late Robert Vaughn) do their thing and two teenagers dart about the fourth dimension in Timeslip.
*TV/Film Tie-Ins: The revamped New Avengers TV series proved just as popular as the original. Helped by the suave presence of Patrick Macnee as John Steed, Gareth Hunt (as Mike Gambit) and Joanna Lumley’s hairstyle as Purdey formed a swash-buckling trio, foiling Britain’s enemies at every turn. We have added five of the six paperback novelisations: The Eagle’s Nest, To Catch A Rat, Fighting Men, The Cybernauts and Hostage. In grades ranging from GD to FN, these are all first publications. The TV covers variously offer the chance to see Mike Gambit looking uncomfortable in a gi, Purdey breaking her toes in a poorly executed kick and Steed looking distinctly queasy as the passenger in a biplane piloted by Gambit.
*TV/Film Tie-Ins: So popular was the Man From UNCLE on our screens in the mid-1960’s that a spin-off series was called for, starring Stefanie Powers as the Girl From UNCLE (and her side kick Mark Slate, played by Noel Harrison). Like the TV show, the book series from the franchise didn’t last as long as its parent; whereas a total of 23 books of the Man From Uncle were published (7 only in the US), Girl From only accounted for 5, bizarrely only 2 in US editions, and 4 in the UK, including #2, #3 and #4 which are UK originals. We have all three of those fresh in, plus #2 in the American series, The Blazing Affair, never published in the UK. Like the Man From UNCLE books, quality varied according to author, but Michael Avallone and Peter Leslie carried over their good work from the parent series.
*TV/Film Tie-Ins: Some classic Dr Who stories novelised this update, featuring the 1st three Doctors. Star of the show is the first ever Dr Who book from 1965, published by Armada: Dr Who In An Exciting Adventure With The Daleks, GD £18, written by David Whitaker, uncle of our late friend Steve Whitaker (who you can read about in our Extras section)