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The Adventuress of Henrietta Street
The Adventuress of Henrietta Street
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Fitz Kreiner, Anji Kapoor
Main enemy: Sabbath, Babewyns
Main setting: Earth, 1782 to 1783
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Lawrence Miles
Release details
Release number: 51
Release date: 5 November 2001
Format: Paperback Book; 15 Chapters, 288 Pages
ISBN 0-563-53842-2
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The Adventuress of Henrietta Street was the fifty-first novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Lawrence Miles. It featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Anji Kapoor. This novel marks Sabbath's first 'official' appearance in a novel.

Publisher's summary Edit

On February 9, 1783, a funeral was held in the tunnels at the dead heart of London. It was the funeral of a warrior and a conjurer, a paladin and an oracle, the last of an ancient breed who'd once stood between the Earth and the bloodiest of its nightmares.

Her name was Scarlette. Part courtesan, part sorceress, this is her history: the part she played in the Siege of Henrietta Street, and the sacrifice she made in the defence of her world.

In the year leading up to that funeral, something raw and primal ate its way through human society, from the streets of pre-Revolutionary Paris to the slave-states of America. Something that only the eighteenth century could have summoned, and against which the only line of defence was a bordello in Covent Garden.

And then there was Scarlette's accomplice, the 'elemental champion' who stood alongside her in the final battle. The one they called the Doctor.

Chapter Titles Edit


  • The Prologue


  1. The House
  2. London
  3. England
  4. The Kingdom and its Environs
  5. Europe
  6. The Colonies
  7. The World
  8. The World and Other Places
  9. The Threshold
  10. The Kingdom of Beasts
  11. The Universe
  12. The House


  • Chapter 13
  • Addendum: The Future

Plot Edit

to be added

Characters Edit


Art by Roger Langridge from DWM 312

References Edit

Biology Edit

  • Sabbath removes the Doctor's second heart.

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor marries Scarlette.
  • The Doctor grows a beard and has chest hair.

Individuals Edit

  • Fitz once again demonstrates his ability to cope with impossible situations through role-play. Here he pretends to be a [statement unclear]
  • Anji does not cope well with being trapped in the past and having to live in a brothel.
  • Tula Lui is able to negate the Doctor's formidable 'powers' (such as his innate time senses and enhanced reflexes) and beats him severely on Sabbath's orders.
  • Sabbath decides that the Doctor is an "elemental" who doesn't know that the "elemental's" time is over, and therefore beneath his notice (therefore calls off his attacks on the Doctor and Scarlette).
  • Katchka Nakhova calls herself Katya
  • The Man with the Rosette will later appear in an "unexpected capacity" although it remains unclear what this means.

Locations Edit

  • Hellfire Club
  • The Jonah is Sabbath's steam ship. It can travel in time and is around twenty feet long. Sabbath hopes to gain better control of his time travel using the Doctor's black heart.
  • People of Hartlepool are called "monkeydanglers".

Species Edit

Notes Edit

  • This novel departs from the 'normal' novel style in that it is told as a non-fiction / historical novel.
  • What is suggested as the remains of Gallifrey is seen in this novel.
  • In Lance Parkin's AHistory, Parkin acknowledges that Lawrence Miles intended the Man with the Rosette to be the Master.
  • The novel saw Lawrence Miles' return to writing Doctor Who novels following a well-publicised online "resignation" in August 1999.[1] It is his last Doctor Who novel to date, however, as he went on to writing Faction Paradox works for other publishers and other projects.
  • There is a character referred to only as Man with the Rosette, it is implied to be the Master. He is present at the Doctor's wedding; the Doctor's only family. He has no beard because the Doctor grows one, wears all black, apart from a blue and white rosette on his lapel and refuses to fight the Doctor on the grounds that there are only four Time Lords left in the Universe.

Continuity Edit

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