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08 September 2018 @ 02:35 pm
Oh No It Isn't!  

A New Adventures book cover for Oh No it Isn't! by Paul Cornell.  It depicts Wolsey the cat in thigh length boots and a double carrying a gun and Benny dressed as a pantomime boy

There has been a certain amount of chatter in, admittedly fairly rarified, parts of the Internet about how this month marks the 20th Anniversary of the first appearance of Benny Summerfield in audio (her first appearance in a Dr Who novel was 1992, and her first solo novel was 1997). I've never been much of an audio person so the above is the cover of her first solo novel that was adapted into her first audio adventure. I had forgotten but was reminded by The All New Adventures of the Doctor Who Book Club Podcast that the scene depicted on the cover is a joke from the book itself in which Wolsey the cat (temporarily transformed into a Puss in Boots type character) randomly picks up a gun and stares into the middle distance in order to generate an interesting cover image.

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daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on September 8th, 2018 08:49 pm (UTC)
I recently acquired this from my sister, who was giving away books to make space, but I haven't read it yet. She bought it without knowing that it was a Doctor Who spin-off.
louisedennis: Who:Bookslouisedennis on September 10th, 2018 06:36 pm (UTC)
The Doctor Who bookclub people really enjoyed it. I remember being kind of `meh!' about it at the time. I think it was certainly an odd way to launch a series of books...