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unsure about this one
on 3 June 2011
It starts with a delightful piece written by Tom Baker, and then Nicholas Courtney begins his story.
And indeed we are fascinated to learn of his parents and early years, but interest starts to flag when we enter into his career (pre-Who). Generally it felt a little like reading a beefed-up list of who he acted with and where.
His Dr Who career is more engaging, yet here, too, I was somewhat disappointed as many portions of the text are directly lifted from an extensive interview he gave Dr Who magazine years ago.
Mr Courtney himself still comes over as a most charming gentleman and, curiously enough, he remains as elusive to the reader as he was before we read the book. And somehow, with Nic Courtney that's how it should be. And in that, the book is a success.