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January 12th, 2018 4 comments

Lethbridge-Stewart Lineage

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Candy Jar Books is pleased to announce a new collection of short stories. Lethbridge-Stewart: Lineage is a series of tales about the Lethbridge-Stewart family from the early 1600s right up to the present day (including three brand new adventures featuring the Brig himself).

Lethbridge-Stewart: Lineage features the writing talents of Andrew Allen, Harry Draper, Gareth Madgwick, Wink Taylor, Chris Lynch, David A McIntee and Andy Frankham-Allen, with stories taking place in the 1600s, 1800s, 1940s, 1970s, and 2010s exploring the ancestors and descendents of Alistar Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart.

Head of Publishing, Shaun Russell says: “We’ve been pondering doing a collection like this for some time, but it never seemed to be the right time. But with the impending fiftieth anniversary of the first appearance of the Brig in Doctor Who, combined with the recent appearance of the Brigadier’s grandfather in Twice Upon a Time, and the positive response that garnered, it seemed that the time was, finally, now.”

Editor Andy Frankham-Allen says: “I love exploring the Brigadier’s lineage, be it his immediate family in the shape of his mother and father, or his descendents, in the shape of his son and grandchildren. But I’ve always wanted to go deeper, to look at some other Lethbridge-Stewarts, or indeed Stewarts and Lethbridges, to find out what kind of impact they had on the world. Sometimes that impact can be huge, and sometimes it can be the smallest thing that has the biggest repercussions. With this collection, we get to explore some of the lesser known ancestors, and introduce some never even mentioned before. And, of course, we get to visit the rising star that is Lucy Wilson, the Brigader’s adventuring grandaughter!”

The Lethbridge-Stewart name carries with it stories of integrity, honour and courage. But was it always so?

From its earliest origins with the Clan Stewart in Scotland, and the Lethbridges in Devon, England, the name has a storied past. Historical figures, history makers, miitary heroes…

Lethbridge-Stewart: Lineage presents six brand-new tales from some of the most popular authors previously published in The HAVOC Files collection, as well as one from the creative mind of writer and film maker Chris Lynch.

Based on characters created and inspired by Mervyn Haisman & Henry Lincoln.

Lethbridge-Stewart: Lineage will be available as a hardback for a strictly limited time. The most recent short story collection, The HAVOC Files 4, sold out very quickly, so please be sure to order your copy of this limited edition hardback collection immediately.

Lethbridge-Stewart: Lineage is available for pre-order now, for £12.99 (+ p&p). It is NOT part of any bundle offer.

Categorised under: Books, Story books


  • Who rules

    January 12th, 2018 - 3:57pm

    They have the rights to lethbridge-stewart via the haisman estate, kate is the creation of marc platt and so is not used in the series at this time. Also of course the kate we see on tv is different from the original character as seen in downtime (i don’t just mean that they are different actresses but the tv version has become a scientist by the time the doctor meets her, whilst the original kate isn’t yet a scientist as far as we can tell in downtime) they may use kate in the future.

  • Tyler Prescott

    January 12th, 2018 - 3:38pm

    “his descendents, in the shape of his son and grandchildren”
    What about Kate?

    • MJS

      January 12th, 2018 - 3:53pm

      Probably don’t have the rights to use Kate.

    • Tyler Prescott

      January 12th, 2018 - 6:15pm

      Ah, okay. Thanks

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