Candy Jar Books has launched a new website dedicated to the world of Lethbridge-Stewart, and to celebrate, they’re giving readers the chance to win a unique painting by Richard Young.
For the unfamiliar, Lethbridge-Stewart novels are set just after the Doctor Who serial, The Web of Fear and feature the characters and concepts created by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln. Lethbridge-Stewart is one of Doctor Who’s longest running characters, and is better known to fans as the Brigadier. Between 1968 and 2008, he was played by the late Nicholas Courtney, whose death was paid tribute to in popular series finale, The Wedding of River Song. Head of publishing, Shaun Russell teases:
“With the 50th anniversary approaching, we wanted to do something special for the fans. This website collects together everything you need to know about the Brigadier and we plan to add much more content as the months roll by.”
Website designer at North East Design Consultants, Richard Young, says:
“Creating a website for Candy Jar is one of the most enjoyable projects I have ever been involved with. There are so many different elements to the site. It’s something you can easily get lost in and thoroughly enjoy exploring.”
Candy Jar’s Publishing Coordinator, Lauren Thomas, adds:
“With the fifth Lethbridge-Stewart season due soon, Richard has managed to create a website which celebrates our beloved Brigadier. The site contains interviews, forums, and never-before-seen material, and the chance to sign up to a newsletter and download a variety of free stories.”
The site will obviously included frequent updates on all the upcoming books, including main novels, short stories, and collections like The HAVOC Files. Information about The Lucy Wilson Mysteries, a separate series about the Brigadier’s granddaughter aimed at a younger audience, but suitable for all, is also available.
Editorial Co-ordinator, Will Rees, says:
“Since we launched the books we’ve had lots of questions and comments from fans about the Brigadier’s time in Doctor Who, as well as our novels. We wanted this site to keep readers completely up-to-date with every aspect of the series, explore the mythology of the Brig, and act as a news portal for new releases.”
Candy Jar Books is offering readers a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Lethbridge-Stewart original painting created by Richard Young. To enter the competition, just visit the new website and enter Candy’s Jar poll to vote for your favourite book, short story, and cover design, and then you will automatically be entered into the prize draw.