March Books 11) The Doctor Who Annual 1981

A very short annual in this series – only 63 pages, of which only 41 are fiction (and the factual stuff is desperately earnest, including a sympathetic piece on UFOs and another on the Dogon tribe’s knowledge of Sirius B).

But I can forgive its brevity and the dubious artwork (Romana is mostly brunette, except in the comic strip where she is as shown here), because the stories are actually rather good – for once, we have humour, characterisation, even an in-joke about The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy being a better show than A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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  1. I’ve seen plenty of referendums fail which were backed by big business! Anyway, what I failed to make clear in my review is that the crunch comes when the rest of the EU wants to integrate further, and the UK does not. The EU will go on, leaving Britain behind.

    It is possible that the business community doesn’t realise how close to leaving the UK already is, and maybe pieces like Rennie’s and the note by Charles Grant I linked to a few days ago will concentrate people’s minds. Perhaps UKIP’s performance in today’s by-elections may have an effect too.

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