Un-Conventional: 13 Years of Meeting the Stars of Doctor Who
 

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By:Karen Louise Hollis
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Editions:  UK (1st paperback) | UK (2nd paperback) | UK (3rd paperback)
Note:Followed by The Other Side of the Table. For the first two editions of this book, the author was listed under her previous name of Karen Louise Hayward.

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Edition: UK (1st paperback)
Released:  September 2010
Publisher:  100 Publishing
ISBN:978-1-907959-07-3
Format: paperback
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At the age of 27, Karen Louise Hayward was living a conventional life as a married mother of four children in rural Lincolnshire. Then a trip to see Colin Baker in pantomine reawakened her love for Doctor Who.

In 1997, she met Colin Baker for the first time. Eager to see him again, she began travelling to conventions and events up and down the country.

By the end of the year, not only did Colin Baker know her, but so did several other of the Doctor Who actors. What's more, she had met her future husband at a Doctor Who event!

For the next thirteen years, it became a regular occurrence for her to meet the stars, listen to their interviews and get their autographs.

But she did so much more besides...

  • Proposing to Colin Baker
  • Becoming penpals with Anthony Ainley
  • Playing charades with John Nathan-Turner
  • Going on a horse-drawn canal trip with Katy Manning
  • Building a K9 out of clay for John Leeson

And all the time proving that being unconventional is the best way to be.

Written in a chatty, fun and light-hearted style, Un-Conventional should help to trigger fond memories for the regular convention goer. And for those that have never been to a Doctor Who event and wonder what all the fuss is about, this book will hopefully explain all!

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Edition: UK (2nd paperback)
Released:  February 2011
Publisher:  100 Publishing
ISBN:978-1-907959-07-3
Format: paperback
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Note:  Same ISBN as first edition. The red stripe across the top of the front cover says "Contains over 50 unique photos" — although the photos themselves were present in the 1st edition too. However this 2nd edition does contain some minor corrections and additional text.

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Edition: UK (3rd paperback)
Released:  September 2011
Publisher:  Lulu
ISBN:978-1-4478-0680-6
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Cover blurb:
At the age of 27, Karen Louise Hollis was living a conventional life as a married mother of four children in rural Lincolnshire. Then a trip to see Colin Baker in pantomine reawakened her love for Doctor Who.

In 1997, she met Colin Baker for the first time. Eager to see him again, she began travelling to conventions and events up and down the country. By the end of the year, not only did Colin Baker know her, but so did several other of the Doctor Who actors.

For the next thirteen years, it became a regular occurrence for her to meet the stars, listen to their interviews and get their autographs. But she did so much more besides

  • Proposing to Colin Baker
  • Becoming penpals with Anthony Ainley
  • Playing charades with John Nathan-Turner
  • Going on a canal trip with Katy Manning
  • Building a model K-9 for John Leeson

And all the time proving that being unconventional is the best way to be.

Written in a chatty, fun and light-hearted style, Un-Conventional should help to trigger fond memories for the regular convention goer. And for those that have never been to a Doctor Who event and wonder what all the fuss is about, this book will hopefully explain all!


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