a real world point of view
|Dead of Winter|
|Main enemy:||Prince Boris|
|Main setting:||Italy, 18th century|
|Release date:||28 April 2011|
|Format:||Hardcover, 255 pages|
|BBC New Series Adventures|
|The Glamour Chase||The Way Through the Woods|
Dead of Winter was the seventh Eleventh Doctor novel released.
"The Dead are not alone. There is something in the mist and it talks to them."
In Dr Bloom’s clinic at a remote spot on the Italian coast, at the end of the 18th century, nothing is ever quite what it seems. Maria is a lonely little girl with no one to play with. She writes letters to her mother from the isolated resort where she is staying. She tells of the pale English aristocrats and the mysterious Russian nobles and their attentive servants.
She tells of intrigue and secrets, and she tells of strange faceless figures that rise from the sea. She writes about the enigmatic Mrs Pond who arrives with her husband and her physician, and who will change everything. What she doesn’t tell her mother is the truth that everyone knows and no one says – that the only people who come here do so to die.
to be added
- The Doctor comments that he hasn't had to learn English while talking about where the TARDIS was.
Foods and beverages
- Rory drinks wine while dining with Dr. Bloom.
- The Doctor eats several ginger biscuits, before spitting half of one out and declaring that he hates them.
- The TARDIS uses its Hostile Action Displacement System to move itself through space and time.
- This story was also released as an ebook available from the Amazon Kindle store.
- The story was released as an audiobook on 6x CD read by Clare Corbett.
- The audiobook is also available as a download from the AudioGo website.