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Doctor Who: Summer Falls

summer-fallsDoctor Who: Summer Falls

This book features in The Bells Of Saint John

In the seaside village of Watchcombe, young Kate is determined to make the most of her last week of summer holiday.

But when she discovers a mysterious painting entitled ‘The Lord of Winter’ in a charity shop, it leads her on an adventure she never could have planned. Kate soon realises the old seacape, painted long ago by an eccentric local artist, is actually a puzzle.

And with the help of some bizarre new acquaintances – including a museum curator’s magical cat, a miserable neighbour, and a lonely boy – she plans on solving it. And then, one morning Kate wakes up to a world changed forever. For the Lord of Winter is coming – and Kate has a very important decision to make.

Summer Falls, a book written by Amelia Williams (yeah, right), is featured at the beginning of “The Bells of St John”, being read by Artie, one of the children taken care of by Clara (as played by Jenna-Louise Coleman).

Doctor Who: Summer Falls by Amelia Williams is published by BBC Books on Thursday 4 April priced £1.99.

Categorised under: Books, Story books



  • The Flying Shark

    April 20th, 2014 - 7:24pm

    I got the paperback version of this book today as an Easter present.

  • Anonymous

    June 29th, 2013 - 9:28pm

    This really should be a proper book 🙁

  • Joethewhovian

    May 26th, 2013 - 1:19pm

    Chapter 11 is so sad. 🙁

    • Pug in a kilt

      May 26th, 2013 - 1:21pm

      what happend?

    • Joethewhovian

      May 26th, 2013 - 1:42pm

      Spoilers, Sweetie.

    • Pug in a kilt

      May 26th, 2013 - 1:46pm

      (Does it link into the series?)

    • Joethewhovian

      May 26th, 2013 - 1:50pm

      No, something to do with the characters.

    • Pug in a kilt

      May 26th, 2013 - 1:52pm

      So im guesing someone dies?

    • Joethewhovian

      May 26th, 2013 - 11:30pm

      You better rip out one of the pages.

    • Callumeales

      April 20th, 2014 - 7:58pm


      If you haven’t read it. plz do

  • kelly

    April 4th, 2013 - 9:20am

    is it just or do those boys look like a young Sherlock and john?

    • Joethewhovian

      May 26th, 2013 - 11:31pm

      They’re Armand ( left) and Milo (right).

    • meowingchickens

      April 29th, 2015 - 3:18am

      Is Kate, like, Amy, and Armand, like, eleven, and Milo, like, Rory?

  • Harry

    April 2nd, 2013 - 9:27pm

    Amy did publish river’s book about the angels so it’s not unlikely that she became an author

    • JV

      May 9th, 2013 - 3:04am

      Well, the book she published was written by River. The only thing Amy wrote was the afterword. Afterwords don’t make authors, I think.

    • Rowan

      September 4th, 2013 - 7:49pm

      But Amy presumably enjoyed writing and was a good writer as in the episode The Power of Three she tells the doctor that she writes travel articles for magazines, so it’s fairly likely that she did become an author and write Summer Falls after the angels sent her back in time 🙂

  • time and relotive dimens

    April 2nd, 2013 - 3:22pm

    that book is in the bells of saint john

  • Joethewhovian

    April 1st, 2013 - 8:38pm

    My friend ( Who is obsessed with the Ponds), didn’t believe me when I told him this was coming out! He actually thinks its written by amy LOL

    • stephanie

      May 8th, 2013 - 10:03am

      It’s a nod. Amelia Williams IS Amy Pond.

  • Dominic Kane

    April 1st, 2013 - 1:06pm

    boo boo is it an actuall book or not?

    • booboo

      April 1st, 2013 - 1:08pm

      no its an ebook

    • Radburn

      April 1st, 2013 - 7:17pm

      Okay now I’ve found that it’s an ebook I can cross it off my book list & won’t have to bother getting it.

    • Dominic Kane

      April 1st, 2013 - 11:41pm

      why isn’t it a proper book?

    • Radburn

      May 27th, 2013 - 6:28pm

      Good news! I have found out this is being published on 24/10/13; with The Devil In The Smoke & The Angel’s Kiss, as a selection of short stories. Available to Pre-Order from Amazon UK.


    April 1st, 2013 - 12:46pm

    can’t believe someone actually sat and wrote it!

  • Emma

    March 31st, 2013 - 9:36pm

    Seriously, It needs to be an actual book not another e-book, I refuse to buy a kindle. What is wrong with regular book publishing anymore?


      April 1st, 2013 - 12:39pm


    • who rules

      April 1st, 2013 - 12:52pm

      tell me about it, really annoys me and the response from most people is “get with the times”. i actually can’t read kindles. they give me a migraine so i have no choice and it’s that lack of choice that really annoys me. I’ve collected who books since i was 9, i’m 43 this november, so you can perhaps understand why i prefer real books to emphemeral electronic data!

    • videogamemad00

      April 2nd, 2013 - 9:48pm

      Yes it would be logical to print is as a book and make an e-book but it is cheaper.

  • who rules

    March 31st, 2013 - 7:10pm

    it’s an e-book not a paperback

    • Dan

      March 31st, 2013 - 7:42pm

      Amelia Williams? Amelia Pond you mean! They kept Amy’s surname. Her grave had the same mistake on it aswell. (This is if they’re on about the same Amy.)

    • the man from outer space

      April 1st, 2013 - 2:28am

      well dan. thats wired my reall name is dan. well i think amy and rory decided they surname whould be williams. but that is kind of a betrayell to the doctor dont you think?

  • Robert Walker

    March 31st, 2013 - 12:01pm

    Yes 80 pages, so no more than 7-8 pages per chapter, and that’s if chapter 11 is the last one.

  • Brain

    March 31st, 2013 - 5:59am

    does it feature Sean Bean? after all, “Winter is Coming”.

  • Dr Smith

    March 31st, 2013 - 5:07am

    The next episode comes out 2 days after the book, I think this book is going to have more plot, something like what was in “The Angel’s Kiss” when they read it in the episode

  • Doctor pond

    March 31st, 2013 - 4:27am

    Is this going to be available in the United States as well?

  • TimeOnMyHands

    March 30th, 2013 - 11:29pm

    When Matt Smith was asked to give a clue about the 50th anniversary Episode of Doctor Who By Jonathan Ross he said ‘Paintings’. I wonder if the Lord of Winter is linked at all?

  • GreenAnchorRedWaterfall

    March 29th, 2013 - 9:17am

    …Amelia Williams, you make a reappearance.

    • the man from outer space

      April 2nd, 2013 - 1:22pm

      awesome picture mate

  • Dan

    March 27th, 2013 - 2:38pm

    Looks like it’s an ebook, not a Quick Read. Details from:

  • pathdw98

    March 27th, 2013 - 12:17am

    Last one was by me. Forgot to put name sorry.

  • Doctor Stu

    March 26th, 2013 - 10:27pm

    I’m so glad they’ve done this! I love these books

  • Sugar doc

    March 26th, 2013 - 7:24pm

    This is released on intergalactic fish fingers and custard day
    Mmmmmmm !!!!!
    ( I’m making some sweet fish fingers )

    • pathdw98

      March 26th, 2013 - 10:39pm

      May seem a silly question but how is April 4th Intergalatic fish fingers and custard day?

    • The Silence

      March 26th, 2013 - 11:44pm

      It’s April 3rd and it’s because of the debut of Matt Smith in ‘The Eleventh Hour’ where he ate fish fingers and custard, which is apparently very nice although I’ve never tried it.

    • Anonymous

      March 27th, 2013 - 12:16am

      Thanks for that, should have realised the date.
      So it’s 3 years since I was pondering for a week whether or not I should have fish fingers and custard. I gave in. Has anyone else tried it?

    • TheMadManWithABox1

      March 27th, 2013 - 7:18pm

      Yes, they’re nicer then they sound

  • Tardis’nt

    March 26th, 2013 - 6:42pm

    So Amy becomes an author and her book appears in the next episode, i wonder if it is a big part of the story!?

    • Liam

      April 1st, 2013 - 2:15pm

      i reckon there is more to it

  • drjakeyoung

    March 26th, 2013 - 3:00pm

    it says by Amelia Williams, so i am assuming she became a book writer?

  • The TARDIS

    March 26th, 2013 - 2:57pm

    What is it? is it like a quick read? It could be an ebook, like the Angels Kiss and the Devil in the Smoke. Also, who is it really written by?

    • pathdw98

      March 26th, 2013 - 5:26pm

      If it features in the episode I am guessing it might be written by Steven Moffat as he wrote the ep. Also going by the £1.99 price must be a quick read

    • the man from outer space

      April 1st, 2013 - 2:32am

      no its a e-book

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