Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman is a very different Doctor Who book. Richard Kirby’s personal look back at fifty years of time travel is built around his quest to obtain a signed photograph from every living female companion—from Carole Ann Ford’s character, who inspired the book’s title, right through to the present day and the Doctor’s current sidekick, Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman).
Reviews of Richard’s writing style have varied from “casual” and “easy to read” through to “quirky”, and fans of the program have described Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman as “exhilarating”, “first class”, “lovingly researched” and “like discovering Doctor Who all over again.”
So why not take a gentle stroll down memory lane? There’s something in this book for Doctor Who fans of every age: you’ll hopefully learn facts you never knew—and equally importantly, you’ll discover if Richard actually found Susan Foreman!