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The Torchwood Encyclopedia by Gary Russell

The Torchwood Encyclopedia

Part of the Torchwood Series


The Torchwood Encyclopedia by Gary Russell

Founded by Queen Victoria in 1879, the Torchwood Institute has been defending Great Britain from the alien hordes for 130 years. Though London's Torchwood One was destroyed during the Battle of Canary Wharf, the small team at Torchwood Three have continued to monitor the space-time Rift that runs through Cardiff, saving the world and battling for the future of the human race. Now you can discover every fact and figure, explore every crack in time and encounter every creature that Torchwood have dealt with. Included here are details of: * The secret of the Children of Earth * Operatives from Alice Guppy to Gwen Cooper * Extraterrestrial visitors from Arcateenians to Weevils * The life and deaths of Captain Jack Harkness and much more. Illustrated throughout with photos and artwork from all three series, this A-Z provides everything you need to know about Torchwood.

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About the Author

Gary Russell is one of the script editing team for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, and the author of many novels and reference books in the Doctor Who range. A former editor of Doctor Who Magazine, he also was the producer of Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions for eight years. He lives in Cardiff.

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Publication date

1st October 2009


Gary Russell

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BBC Books an imprint of Ebury Publishing


192 pages


Science fiction



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