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The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop (comic story)

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The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop
The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy
Main enemy: The White Queen
Main setting: The Doctor's bookshop, "The Desolation of the White Queen", The White Queen's world
Key crew
Publisher: Panini Comics
Editor: Tom Spilsbury, Scott Gray
Writer: Jonathan Morris
Artist: Rob Davis
Colourist: Geraint Ford
Letterer: Roger Langridge
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Magazine 429
Release date: 16 December 2010
Format: Comic - 1 part
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You may be looking for the titular book.

The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop was the 2010 Christmas comic story from Doctor Who Magazine, and was therefore the current story when A Christmas Carol was enjoying its BBC One premiere. Presciently, it presaged the televised 2011 Christmas Special by telling a story based upon The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

This one, however, involved the Eleventh Doctor and a young Amelia Pond and Rory Williams in a heightened reality that feels like Narnia. Only on the final page do readers understand that C. S. Lewis has been reading a story, and that the story with the Doctor wasn't real.

Importantly, the story drew the parallels between Narnia and Doctor Who, and opined out that Lewis died on the day before Doctor Who premiered in 1963.

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The Doctor and Amy present C. S. Lewis with a book, The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop, not unlike a piece of his future work...

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