a real world point of view
|The English Way of Death|
|Main setting:||London, 1930|
|Release date:||March 1996|
|Format:||Paperback Book, ? Pages|
|Virgin Missing Adventures|
|The Man in the Velvet Mask||The Eye of the Giant|
Publisher's summary Edit
- "He plans to destroy the world, next Tuesday."
- "How vulgar," replied the Doctor. "Nobody does anything of importance on a Tuesday."
It's the sweltering summer of 1930, and Londoners are enjoying the heatwave. The Doctor, Romana and K9 plan to take a rest after their recent adventures, but the TARDIS warns them of time pollution in the locality.
What connects the isolated Sussex resort of Nutchurch with the secret society run by the eccentric Percy Closed? Why has millionaire Hepworth Stackhouse dismissed his staff and hired assassin Julia Orlostro? And what is the truth behind the infernal vapour known only as Zodaal?
The Doctor's tribulations as he attempts to answer these questions will excite and enthral discerning readers throughout the land.
to be added
- Fourth Doctor
- Alfred Woodrow
- Felicia Chater
- Harriet Kipps
- Heath Porteous
- Hepworth Stackhouse
- Julia Orlostro
- Percy Closed
The Doctor Edit
- The Doctor visited Peru in 1910, met Hannibal and played bridge with Cleopatra.
- He has not painted since 1749.
- 39% is the highest mean efficiency grading achieved by the TARDIS in the last seventeen years.
- The Doctor mentions that he was present for the eruption of Krakatoa in August 1883 during either his first or second incarnation. (TV: Inferno) During his ninth incarnation, he would once again be present for the eruption. (TV: Rose)
- Detailed synopsis of The English Way of Death at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The English Way of Death at The Whoniverse