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25 November 2017 @ 03:55 pm
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The only Dr Who novel to feature Noel Coward and his time travelling pinking shears.

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liadtbunny: B7 Avon broke spaceshipliadtbunny on November 25th, 2017 04:24 pm (UTC)
Interesting cover choice for a 100th novel!
louisedennis: Who:Eightlouisedennis on November 25th, 2017 04:28 pm (UTC)
If I were guessing, I'd say it was because Paul Magrs was easily their highest profile author. In retrospect his response to being asked to write a 100th novel was entirely predictable but it may have been less so at the time since I think he's become more open about his delight in silliness and whimsey since then.

This is, incidentally, a book you can judge by the cover.
liadtbunny: DW Jo and Dr Cuteliadtbunny on November 25th, 2017 04:37 pm (UTC)
Heh, it's good to know the cover isn't as random as it appears!
louisedennis: Star Warslouisedennis on November 26th, 2017 07:37 pm (UTC)
The whole book is quite random. If I remember correctly there is a scene where Ray Harryhausen kidnaps George Lucas out of revenge for inventing digital effects.
liadtbunny: B7 Avon broke spaceshipliadtbunny on November 27th, 2017 03:35 pm (UTC)
Lol, sounds like a written at 2am book!
louisedennis: Who:Eightlouisedennis on November 28th, 2017 10:33 am (UTC)
It does a bit! But Magrs, I would argue, is a better writer than that - though one does need to buy into his particular viewpoint on Doctor Who (and the world in general) which I don't always - in general I think I find him a bit too silly, but I like some of his earlier stuff and his books about his cats.
daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on November 25th, 2017 07:53 pm (UTC)
I vaguely recall Magrs saying he would only do the book if he had control over the cover!
louisedennis: Who:Bookslouisedennis on November 26th, 2017 08:16 pm (UTC)
I notice he has it as the background on his blog!
Mrs Darcy: Capt. John by kazzy_ceeelisi on November 25th, 2017 04:55 pm (UTC)
That cover gives a whole new dimension to this exchange:

JOHN: Oh, that's gorgeous.
GWEN: That's a poodle.
JOHN: That's nice.
louisedennis: Torchwoodlouisedennis on November 26th, 2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
Well the poodles weren't, IIRC, very friendly - though possibly that wouldn't matter much to John.
bunnbunn on November 26th, 2017 12:55 am (UTC)
Good grief.
louisedennis: Who:Eightlouisedennis on November 26th, 2017 08:15 pm (UTC)
It's very... um... pink.