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April Books 8) A Handful of Stardust, by Jake Arnott

I have enjoyed the Time Trips sequence of short Who novels; we must wait until later this year for the last two, from Cecelia Ahern (surely the first scion of a head of government to write a Who story?) and Joanne Harris, pausing for now after Jake Arnott's mild romp round Elizabethan times with the Sixth Doctor, Peri, John Dee and the Master. It's light in some ways, but actually drills down linguistically to explain Peri's name (I don't think I'd ever seen that before) and is respectful enough of the historical setting.

By complete coincidence I was reading it at the same time as two other books focussing on the sixteenth century, Anglicising the Government of Ireland, by Jon Crawford and Revelation, by C. J. Sansom. Reviews of those to come.
Tags: bookblog 2014, doctor who, doctor who: 06
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