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Asylum (novel)

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Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Featuring: Nyssa
Main setting: London, 1346 and 1278; Unnamed planet, 3488
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Peter Darvill-Evans
Release details
Release number: 42
Release date: 7 May 2001
Format: Paperback Book; 10 Chapters, 254 Pages
ISBN 0-563-53833-3
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You may wish to consult Asylum (disambiguation) for other, similarly-named pages.

Asylum was the forty-second BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Fourth Doctor. It also featured Nyssa after she had finished travelling with the Fifth Doctor.

Publisher's summary Edit

"My view," said the Fourth Doctor, "is that you can run — in fact it's often by far the best option — but you can't hide. I'll see myself out."

Nyssa felt a pang of disappointment. He had gone. She would probably never see him again.

The town of Oxford in AD 1278 seems a haven of tranquillity. Under the summer sun, merchants, students and clerics go about their daily, unhurried tasks. Alfric, the proctor of the Franciscan friary, has only two minor problems: one of the friars has gone missing, and there's a travelling showman, calling himself the Doctor, with a pretty young noblewoman by his side, attracting crowds in the narrow streets.

When the missing friar is found dead, the Doctor is convinced he has been murdered. There is a ruthless killer at large, and Alfric reluctantly teams up with the Doctor to track him down.

Their investigation leads towards the most celebrated of the Franciscan brotherhood: Roger Bacon, famed throughout Christendom as a scholar — and, in the far future, the subject of a revolutionary thesis by technographer Nyssa of Traken.

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  • The Doctor is travelling alone in this story.

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