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The Doctor Who History Collection Paperback Books

The Doctor Who History Collection: Eight classic adventures. Eight unforgettable moments in time. Lots of impossible things. Paperback

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Doctor Who: Witch Hunters: The History Collection

With the Doctor wanting to repair the TARDIS in peace and quiet, Barbara, Ian and Susan decide to get some experience of living in the nearby village of Salem. But the Doctor knows about the horrors destined to engulf the village and determines that they should leave.

His friends are not impressed. His granddaughter Susan has her own ideas, and is desperate to return, whatever the cost. But perhaps the Doctor was right. Perhaps Susan’s actions will lead them all into terrible danger and cause the tragedy that is already unfolding to escalate out of control.

An adventure set in the 17th century Salem Witch Trials, featuring the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell and his companions Susan, Ian, and Barbara.


Doctor Who: The Roundheads: The History Collection

With the Civil War won, the Parliamentarians are struggling to hang on to power. But plans are being made to rescue the defeated King Charles from his prison…

With Ben press-ganged and put on board a mysterious ship bound for Amsterdam, Polly becomes an unwitting accomplice in the plot to rescue the King. The Doctor can’t help because he and Jamie have been arrested and sent to the Tower of London, charged with conspiracy.

Can the Doctor and Jamie escape, find Ben and rescue Polly – while making sure that history remains on its proper course?

An adventure set in the aftermath of the English Civil War, featuring the Second Doctor as played by Patrick Troughton and his companions Ben, Polly, and Jamie.


Doctor Who: Amorality Tale: The History Collection

When gangster Tommy Ramsey is released from prison, he is determined to retake control of his East End territory. But new arrivals threaten his grip on illegal activity in the area. An evangelical minister is persuading people to seek redemption for their sins. A new gang is claiming the streets. And a watchmender called Smith is leading a revolt against the Ramsey Mob’s protection racket.

When Tommy strikes back at his enemies, a far more terrifying threat is revealed. Within hours the city’s air turns into nerve gas and thousands succumb to the choking fumes. London is dying…

An adventure set in 1950s London, featuring the Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee and his companion Sarah Jane Smith


Doctor Who: The English Way of Death: The History Collection

The Doctor, Romana and K-9 are hoping for a holiday in London in the sweltering summer of 1930. But the TARDIS is warning of time pollution. And that’s not the only problem.

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?

With the heat building, the Doctor and his friends set out to solve the mysteries.

An adventure set in 1930s London, featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker and his companions Romana and K-9.


Doctor Who: The Shadow In The Glass: The History Collection

When a squadron of RAF Hurricanes shoots down an unidentified aircraft over Turelhampton, the village is immediately evacuated. But why is the village still guarded by troops in 2001? When a television documentary crew break through the cordon looking for a story, they find they’ve recorded more than they’d bargained for.

Caught up in both a deadly conspiracy and a historical mystery, retired Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart calls upon his old friend the Doctor. Half-glimpsed demons watch from the shadows as the Doctor and the Brigadier travel back in time to discover the last, and deadliest, secret of the Second World War.

An adventure set partly in the Second Wold War, featuring the Sixth Doctor as played by Colin Baker and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.


Doctor Who: Human Nature: The History Collection

Hulton College in Norfolk is a school dedicated to producing military officers. With the First World War about to start, the boys of the school will soon be on the front line. But no one expects a war – not even Dr John Smith, the college’s new house master…

The Doctor’s friend Benny is enjoying her holiday in the same town. But then she meets a future version of the Doctor, and things start to get dangerous very quickly. With the Doctor she knows gone, and only a suffragette and an elderly rake for company, can Benny fight off a vicious alien attack? And will Dr Smith be able to save the day?

An adventure set in Britain on the eve of the First World War, featuring the Seventh Doctor as played by Sylvester McCoy and his companion Bernice Summerfield. This book was the basis for the Tenth Doctor television story Human Nature / The Family of Blood starring David Tennant.


Doctor Who: The Stone Rose: The History Collection

A 2,000 year old statue of Rose Tyler is a mystery that the Doctor and Rose can only solve by travelling back to the time when it was made. But when they do, they find the mystery is deeper and more complicated than they ever imagined.

While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who it seems can accurately predict the future. But when the Doctor stumbles on the terrible truth behind the statue, Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for.

An adventure set in Roman times, featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant and his companion Rose Tyler.


Doctor Who: Dead of Winter: The History Collection

In a remote clinic in 18th century Italy, a lonely girl writes to her mother. She tells of pale English aristocrats and mysterious Russian nobles. She tells of intrigues and secrets, and strange faceless figures that rise up from the sea. And she tells about the enigmatic Mrs Pond, who arrives with her husband and her trusted physician.

What the girl doesn’t tell her mother is the truth that everyone at the clinic knows and no one says – that the only people who come here do so to die.

An adventure set in 18th century Italy, featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith and his companions Amy and Rory.


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  • Someone

    December 2nd, 2017 - 4:47pm

    just got human nature might get English way of death

  • The Flying Shark

    September 20th, 2017 - 8:12am

    Got Human Nature from Oxfam on Sunday for £2.99!

  • Alexander King-Grey

    March 5th, 2016 - 5:42am

    Have got The Roundheads, Amorality Tale and The English Way of Death from Dymocks Bookshop in Hobart yesterday for my birthday. Eager to read The English Way of Death as it will probably be my first Virgin book and everyone really loves it.

  • Alexander King-Grey

    July 24th, 2015 - 9:12am

    Will definetly try to get “Human Nature” as I reckon it’s my mothers favourite Doctor Who story, certainelty she loves it and it hopefully is a great read like everybody says. The others sound awesome, for example “The Witch Hunters” and “Amorality Tales” ecspecially, my dad’s is Jon Pertwee by the way. It is a shame they didn’t have a 5th,8th and 9th Doctor story, they would have been interesting. I really hope I can buy them, as they do sound spectacular.

  • Grand Moff Moffat

    December 20th, 2014 - 3:15pm

    Cool collection, will get The Witch Hunters, Human Nature, and English way of Death

  • koloth

    December 8th, 2014 - 2:31pm

    May have to buy 6’s Shadow in the Glass. Best Book Ever!

  • WFK DVD Collector 14

    November 29th, 2014 - 8:45am

    I’ve already got the original versions of The Witch Hunters, The Roundheads and The Stone Rose, but I might get the other ones including Human Nature!

  • Joe Roberts

    November 29th, 2014 - 12:15am

    Going to buy first and second dr who books! Looking forward reading the stories!

  • Doyouhearthem

    November 28th, 2014 - 10:29am

    Lovely! But I should like some brand new novelisations for doctors 5, 8 and 9.
    Also, any chance of a complete set?

  • matparks08

    November 28th, 2014 - 7:57am

    Always good to see the 90s new/missing adventures re-appear, shame about missing out a couple of the Doctors though

  • The Nameless

    November 28th, 2014 - 4:19am

    Looking forward to ALL of these!
    But I am disappointed that no Eighth Doctor novel made the list. I was thinking in particular about The Turing Test by Paul Leonard, since all you need to know is that the Doctor is stranded on Earth and amnesiac and since Alan Turing has been in the headlines lately (the royal pardon in 2013, Codebreaker in 2011, The Imitation Game with Cumberbatch, etc.)
    Eighth Doctor novels reprints are always a welcome. Otherwise, cool cool cool!

  • anon

    November 28th, 2014 - 12:55am

    Be worth having for Human Nature alone.

  • DavidH

    November 27th, 2014 - 11:41pm

    A First Doctor story set in Salem? Count me in!

    Might try to track down an original version before the re-release, if it’s cheap enough


    November 27th, 2014 - 10:29pm

    dead of winter is quite good

  • sw

    November 27th, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Strange they’re reprinting the english way of death so close to the audio adaption release

  • Anonymous

    November 27th, 2014 - 10:22pm

    Human Nature and The English Way Of Death, plus The Roundheads. I think we may all want this. Price on Ebay:

  • Alpha Omega

    November 27th, 2014 - 10:06pm

    More to add to the list 😛

  • Drewsko

    November 27th, 2014 - 9:48pm

    Aw, there’s a couple of 8th novels that could’ve rocked this theme. I mean, he had a whole arc about being an amnesiac living through the 20th century they could’ve used. Or would that have been too confusing for non-EDA-mindset readers (Then again, if they used Earthworld set just after that arc for the 50th line)

  • Sam Richard Bentley

    November 27th, 2014 - 8:55pm

    I already own the original Dead of Winter, and so since there isn’t one for each Doctor – I’ll get the others. They look gorgeous!REALLY excited about Human Nature!

  • Cyberdevil

    November 27th, 2014 - 8:55pm

    No 8th 9th & 11th Doctor? Looks nice

    • Guest101

      November 27th, 2014 - 9:42pm

      No 5th Doctor either.

    • LoveDoctorWho

      November 29th, 2014 - 2:42pm

      There is 11th

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    November 27th, 2014 - 8:48pm

    I love these covers so much, they make it all the more tempting to buy these books…


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