Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection Of Time Lord Verse

byJames GossIllustratorRussell T. Davies

September 26, 2017|
Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection Of Time Lord Verse by James Goss
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With illustrations by Russell T Davies, original showrunner of the new-era Doctor Who, the first ever Doctor Who poetry collection—a charming, funny and whimsical illustrated collection of verse that celebrates the joys and pitfalls of getting older . . . Time-Lord older.

Like many of us, the older they get, the more Time Lords realize how little they understand the universe around them. This delightful collection of poems—the first volume of Doctor Who verse published—offers moments of insight, wit, and reassurance for the maturing inhabitants of Gallifrey (and everywhere else), including such delights as:


When I was One

I was not much fun

When I was Two

I was barely through

When I was Three

I liked strong tea

When I was Four

I hated a bore

When I was Five

I was really alive

When I was Six

I somehow could never quite fit in to what was expected of me, well, not exactly but that was because things weren’t neat and there are no easy rhymes in the universe and scansion, my dear Peri, is a thing that’s really overrated and you only have to look at a sunset to realise that creation itself is a poem and oh no wait, got it, of course, Fix! The line needed to end with Fix!

(Or tricks. That’s works too.)

When I was Seven

I sent the gods to Heaven

When I was Eight

Kissing was great

When I was Nine

I had forgotten time

When I was Ten

I began again

When I was Eleven

I totally got even

When I was Twelve, I became as clever as clever

And now I think I’ll be Twelve for ever and ever*

(*Unless, of course, there is a terrible catastrophe involving explosions, radiation, or heights. And then I guess we’ll find out what comes next. But the eyebrows won’t be as good.)

James Goss is the author of two Doctor Who novels and co-author (with Steve Tribe) of The Doctor: His Lives and Times; The Dalek Handbook; and Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects. At the BBC, he produced an adaptation of “Shada,” an unfinished Douglas Adams’ Doctor Who story, and Dirk, his award-winni...
Title:Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection Of Time Lord VerseFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:128 pages, 7.75 X 5.5 X 0.57 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 7.75 X 5.5 X 0.57 inPublished:26 septembre 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062685392

ISBN - 13:9780062685391

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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