BOOK REVIEW: Patrick Troughton, The Biography of the Second Doctor Who by Michael Troughton


 *Thank you to Michael, himself, for sending and signing me my copy of this book. In no way does this affect my opinion or my review.* 
Patrick Troughton: The Biography of the Second Doctor Who written by Michael Troughton
Published by • Michael Troughton Publishing
Genres • Biography, Media Tie In, Doctor Who, Non- Fiction
Pages • 361
Format • Hardcover
Source • The Author
Buy the Book || Buy the Book || four-stars

Respected and loved, Patrick Troughton is probably best remembered as the second Doctor Who - a role in which he made television history. A prolific actor, he was also a complex and troubled man, constantly wrestling with two lives, one of which he was determined to keep secret.

I love Doctor Who! I've also had the honour of meeting Michael himself, so when he asked if I could review his book, I took the chance. Troughton talks about his father's life, about his career and about his family life. I found it really intricating and very well written. I really enjoyed it, and I think I might need to hunt down the other biographies for the other Doctors.

Patrick Troughton's Biography is very emotive, Troughton has included many memories and even by reading it- I did feel a lot for both of the author as well as his family. This is the first biography I have ever read, and I am glad it was this one! I learnt so much from this book, and I felt as if I was watching Patrick's life in front of me. I fell in love with this book because there was so much to it! Real photos, real accounts from the author's family and Patrick's co-workers, accounts from Patrick himself (written) and so much more!

I had so much fun reading about Patrick's experiances while he was on set for so many different shows. My favourite would probably be the Doctor Who one, but I also did find it really interesting to learn about Patrick's life while he was doing theater shows. Patrick Troughton's Biography did make me gasp in some places, as some of the actions that Patrick did do really shocked me! Michael Troughton has made a real eye-opener of a novel, and it does delve even into the more private life of the famous actor. Diary entires have been shown, as well as postcards from Patrick to his family.

The format of this book is very clever, the title of each chapter suits each section of the novel very well. And unlike any other book I have read, there are paragraphs in Troughton's novel! With the paragraphs, it makes the book clear and easy to read- and it gave me such a brilliant understanding of what infomation I was being given. The way each chapter is set out is very genius, Patrick Troughton's Biography starts with his birth and his childhood years all the way to Patrick's adulthood!

I enjoyed this book a lot! If you are a fellow Whovian (it's the name for the Doctor Who fandom) I recommend this. Even if you aren't a Doctor Who fan or you're finally getting into the show, I do urge you to read this novel. Michael Troughton has done a fantastic job on this book and I am really glad that he sent me a copy of it! I just hope Amazon or Waterstone sells the others now! Once again, I recommend this book and I do hope that you read it! Thank you again to the author, who kindly sent me this book to review!

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