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From my blog have I been absent in the spring… well summer actually, and a bit of autumn…  anyway…  I’m back having finished a very exciting project which has taken all my non-working/eating/sleeping time.

I’ve written a book!

Never in my wildest dreams (and it’s probably best not to venture in there…) did I ever think I’d be able to say that but now I can.  It’s been incredibly satisfying to actually put all those words on paper and I’m very excited about being properly in print!  I now have to gear myself up for some shameless self promotion…

being human: unofficial and unauthorised is out very soon and can be pre-ordered at  Classic TV Press (it’s also on Amazon but slighter more expensive…).  I should probably say it’s an ideal Christmas pressie but I’m still getting use to all this trumpet blowing stuff (just give me time – I’ll be Easties’ Sonia before you know it!)

So – what’s it all about?  Here’s the official line…

“So, a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire decide to live like humans do. They get jobs, a house and a TV license.”

Being Human, created for BBC Three by Toby Whithouse, puts the supernatural firmly into the everyday world.

That cute, geeky hospital porter?  A werewolf.

A flash of a sunny smile and some grey leggings?  A ghost.

The dark-eyed Irish guy at the bar? A vampire

George (Russell Tovey), Annie (Lenora Crichlow) and Mitchell (Aidan Turner) live in a pink house in Bristol and all they want is to be normal, to fit in – to be human.

After a successful pilot in 2008 a full series of Being Human was commissioned and shown in 2009, a second series following in 2010.  The pilot show gained an enthusiastic and vocal online fan base – a community that grew and grew throughout the series.  They helped to give BBC Three one of its most successful programmes – the first two episodes of series two were the most watched programme on BBC iPlayer.

As well as reviewing each episode from the first two series in detail, this book looks at the birth of the show and profiles the characters and the mythology behind them.  Not forgetting – of course – the plots, the themes, the darkness and the humour, in fact just about everything that being human really means.

An affectionate, humorous (and occasionally slightly sarcastic) exploration of the world of Being Human – a thought-provoking must have read for all fans.

“It’s a lot to take in. I mean werewolves, ghosts, vampires. I didn’t even believe in homeopathy before this.”

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