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Fred Newman’s typescript for Doctor Who Discovers Pirates benefits from the author’s keen interest in swashbuckling history. These edited highlights make their debut here, more than 40 years after they were written.

There are three drafts of Dr. Who Meets the Pirates in Fred Newman’s. les, beginning with an original that was bashed out – like so much of his work – on his beloved Olivetti. In 2008 Newman’s deputy editor, Roger Tagholm, fondly described him as “a man who essentially belonged to a pre-digital, Fleet Street era, a man who was happiest with a manual typewriter, rather than a computer, and whose idea of new technology, we often joked affectionately, was to use Tipp-Ex on the screen.”

Newman sent the first draft of Pirates to Tony Pearce at Reference International on 3 October 1977. “I have not at this stage gone to the lengths of having it re-typed as I trust it will not be judged on appearance,” he wrote in the accompanying letter. “I have been through it carefully and found some spelling mistakes. In view of the time factor could you please obtain approval as soon as possible. I am holding up further work on the book until the text is cleared.”

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Considered a unique record of Doctor Who’s history in the era before fanzines, official magazines and home video, Target books are probably the most cherished items of merchandise inspired by the show. They’re certainly the most commercially successful. From the early 1970s to the early 90s, it’s estimated that Target sold over eight million novelisations and other Doctor Who books. This is the inside story of a legendary imprint, from its rise and fall to its triumphant revival in 2018. Highlights include exclusive interviews with the key players, numerous rare images and extracts from two unpublished manuscripts.