|Main enemy:||the Quack|
|Release date:||18 August 1994|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 276 Pages|
|Virgin New Adventures|
|Blood Harvest||First Frontier|
Strange England is the twenty-ninth New Adventures novel. It features the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield. This was Simon Messingham's only contribution to the Virgin Books range of novels. His next Doctor Who novel was the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novel The Face-Eater in 1999.
"The more the Doctor dreams," the Quack said, "the more real I become. He has not yet dreamed me fully, but he will."
When the TARDIS lands in the idyllic gardens of a Victorian country house, Ace knows that something terrible is bound to happen. The Doctor disagrees. Sometimes things really are as perfect as they seem.
Then they discover a young girl whose body has been possessed by a beautiful but lethal insect. And they meet the people of the House: innocents who have never known age, pain, or death — until now.
Now their rural paradise is turning into a world of nightmare. A world in which the familiar is being twisted into something evil and strange. A world ruled by the Quack, whose patent medicines are deadly poisons and whose aim is the total destruction of the Doctor.
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Foods and beverages
- Bernice enjoys light German wine on summer days.
- Cucumber sandwiches are often served at cricket matches.
- The Doctor has a moment of spoon playing.
- A TARDIS Protyon Unit is the reason why some TARDISes have independent thought.
- The Quack is a creation of Galah's TARDIS trouble-shooting program.
- Galah is a pacifist. She lived a long tedious life as a Gallifreyan sculptor.
- The Doctor and Galah both went to the Academy together but weren't close.
- A prelude to this story was published in DWM 215.
- Author Simon Messingham has commented on more than one occasion that he was unhappy with this novel.
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- Strange England at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Strange England at The Whoniverse
- The Cloister Library: Strange England